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Sagem Orga do Brasil Selects Cryptomathic's CardInk

Sagem Orga do Brasil Selects Cryptomathic's CardInk

Cambridge, UK - 6  May  2010

Sagem Orga do Brasil, the leading Latin American smart card manufacturer, has appointed Cryptomathic to deliver its data preparation solution, CardInk.  The system will be integral to Sagem Orga do Brasil's issuance of EMV debit and credit cards.CardInk is Cryptomathic's second generation EMV data preparation system for single and multiple application cards.

On behalf of its banking customers, Sagem Orga do Brasil will use the solution to generate payment application data for various card schemes including MasterCard and Visa for which Sermepa Advantis technology is used.  As well as creating all cryptographic data, CardInk ensures data is prepared and keys are managed in a highly secure environment throughout the card issuing process.

Richard Marques, Technology Director at Sagem Orga do Brasil, comments: "Cryptomathic has extensive global expertise in data preparation, and we are delighted to be working with the team.  The CardInk solution offers Sagem Orga do Brasil a highly secure and scalable data preparation system with the technical capability to support industry-leading projects in the future.  This includes the forthcoming issuance of MULTOS cards in response to the banking community's progress to deploy multiple-application cards to end-users.   We look forward to a prosperous long-term partnership with Cryptomathic."

Guillaume Forget, Sales Manager at Cryptomathic, comments: "As one of the leading card personalisation bureaux in Latin America, we are very pleased to be working with Sagem Orga do Brasil as part of its EMV payment cards issuance programme.  Cryptomathic also looks forward to advancing the Sagem Orga do Brasil's CardInk solution to align with the future needs of its customers, and the market's evolution towards multiple-application payment card implementations.  It is certainly an exciting time for the payments industry in the region, and we are delighted to share our expertise to assist in the realisation of its vision."

Cryptomathic's CardInk is the only major system that is both Hardware Security Module (HSM) vendor and card platform independent, ensuring flexibility for any card issuing environment.  With CardInk, all data generation and preparation takes place inside a tamper resistant HSM, making it one of the safest solutions currently available.