Oberthur Technologies wins two SESAMES Awards Best Transportation Application and Best Mobility Solution

Oberthur Technologies wins two SESAMES Awards Best Transportation Application and Best Mobility Solution

At the forefront of innovation, Oberthur Technologies scores two Sesames Awards at the “Cartes 2010” exhibition

Paris, December 7th, 2010–Oberthur Technologies’ innovative products and solutions have been recognized by the industry with two successes in the prestigious 2010 Sesames Awards, which reward the latest innovations for the digital security and smart card industries.


Voox directly integrates a contactless antenna inside the card’s contact module. This innovation significantly enhances the robustness and reliability of dual interface cards while having a lower impact on the environment.


Oberthur Technologies’ NFC Now offer is a complete and turnkey solution allowing the rapid deployment of mobile contactless services such as payment, transport and loyalty programs. It has already been selected by four major actors participating in the first commercial deployment in France, “Nice, NFC City”.

“These awards recognize Oberthur Technologies’ innovation leadership”, commented Thomas Savare, CEO of Oberthur Technologies “We are at the forefront of innovation and we are proud of this industry recognition from a panel of experts. Now we will transform these innovations into new business opportunities for our customers with clear benefits for end users”.

The SESAMES Awards ceremony took place in Paris on December 6th, and is a traditional opening to the CARTES 2010 international show, held in Paris from December 7th to 9th 2010. The SESAMES are an industry-wide acknowledgement for the most innovative products and solutions in the field of smart card technology. Oberthur Technologies won SESAMES for innovations in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and was nominated for 4 different products this year.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 904.6 million euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees worldwide, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets:

  • Card Systems: World’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

  • Identity: A world leader in the manufacture of traditional and electronic secure identity documents. We are also a system integrator and a specialist in know-how transfer – census, personalisation platforms implementation and identity data management.

  • Security Printing: World’s third largest private security printer specialized in the production of banknotes, checks and numerous security documents in more than fifty countries.

  • Cash Protection: World leader in design and manufacture of intelligent cash protection solutions for CIT (Cash In Transit) companies, ATM manufacturers and owners, retailers, post offices and banks.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (société anonyme) registered in France with its headquarter office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.’s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

Press Contacts

Telephone: +33 1 55 46 71 23
Email: c.lafont-machin@oberthur.com

Card Systems Division:
Leana Benson Hersch
Phone: +1 310 868 1318
Email: l.hersch@oberthur.com