RATP Selects Gemalto for Online Top Up of Navigo Passes
Pilot program “Mon e-guichet” launched for public transportation in the Ile-de-France region
Amsterdam, Sept 15, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it has been selected by Paris transport company RATP to supply card readers enabling top up of Navigo passes online with “Mon e-guichet” service. As part of the pilot program, users connect the Gemalto PC Twin Reader to their PC and buy tickets from home – in one click. Gemalto is working alongside RATP to manage the purchase and delivery of PC Twin Readers to end users through its Internet-based sales tool. A preliminary RATP six-month pilot program is now underway in the Ile-de-France region.
Simple, convenient and fast, the “Mon e-guichet” service offers commuters in Ile-de-France greater comfort and a considerable time saving. Users log on to an RATP web portal and to order their reader, they are redirected to a dedicated Gemalto website, which takes care of all the logistics involved in the order. As soon as users receive their reader, they can top up their Navigo pass from their own PC, from home and whenever they want. To test the pilot solution, users have been chosen among the RATP customers who have indicated they are interested in receiving promotional offers.
“We have chosen Gemalto for their highly reliable online sales system,” commented Philippe Martin, RATP Deputy general director – Stations, services and sales. “The successful wide-scale deployment of smart cards readers in the UK has demonstrated Gemalto’s ability to provide high-quality logistics services. Its recognized experience in this area was a determining factor in our decision.”
“We are very proud to be able to offer commuters in Ile-de-France a fast and convenient solution for topping up their travelcards whenever they like, from the comfort of their own homes,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice-President of Gemalto’s Secure Transactions Business Unit. “PC Twin Reader affords them great use comfort, which will simplify their daily lives.”
Gemalto is involved in many ticketing solutions throughout the world and has already supplied more than 120 million contactless travelcards. It has worked on projects for the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.
Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
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