Giving access to financial services in Zimbabwe
People living in even the most remote areas of Zimbabwe are enjoying access to banking services thanks to a project by Gemalto and NetOne, one of the country’s leading mobile network operators. During 2011, NetOne started deploying our Mobile Money Transfer solution which works on 100% of handsets. This enables its subscribers to use their phones to make secure and easy peer-to-peer money transfers, pay everyday bills and top up their prepaid phone cards. It also enables them to have their salaries paid directly onto their phones – an innovative feature that greatly empowers the unbanked by providing them with a secure and convenient digital wallet.
Delivering multiapplication EMV cards to Colombia
Members of Colsubsidio, the major compensation fund in Colombia, recently started benefitting from the country’s first multi-application, contactless EMV cards. These combine the security of EMV payment with an ePurse application and admittance to recreational parks, sport and convention centers. The contactless feature of the card also provides easy access to public transportation in the city of Bogota.
Overall, this offers users a more convenient and enjoyable experience, where they can ‘wave’ their way onto public transport, access venues and securely pay for goods and services, all with one single solution.
Delivering ePassports in Korea
Korean citizens are being increasingly equipped with ePassports supplied by Gemalto through its local partner LG CNS. In particular, we are providing our highly-secure, high-performance ePassport Operating System which has been certified against the international "Common Criteria" security evaluation process. It speeds up border control and also offers an extremely high level of security for the protection of citizens’ personal information. Our solution also increases personalization performance which in turn significantly reduces the cost of issuance. In Korea, the Operating System and application software are embedded in our highly durable electronic covers.
Providing strong authentication to Belgian eBankers
Nearly one million customers of ING Belgium are now benefitting from our secure eBanking solution. This comprises our strong authentication platform, security software and other devices. We are also providing a full set of services including server integration, packaging and delivery of card readers to ING’s customers anywhere in the world.
Our readers use the smart banking cards already held by ING customers to generate One-Time Passwords for secure online access to their accounts as well as for signing online transactions. This also enables them to bank from anywhere and with any device that has an Internet connection.
Improving the lives of millions suffering heart arrhythmias
Four million people in the US alone suffer from abnormal heart beats, or cardiac arrhythmia. But they and others around the world could progressively benefit from a monitoring device launched in 2011 by Gemalto-Cinterion’s partner TZ Medical. By wearing this comfortable, cost-effective device they can improve the detection of arrhythmias during day-to-day activities and over long periods of time. It securely communicates diagnostic data over cellular networks and the internet, providing patients and physicians with rapid 24/7 monitoring of symptoms. Authorized caregivers can securely view the data at anytime, from anywhere in the world, to determine treatment. This helps reduce hospital stays and healthcare costs, while improving care and protecting the privacy of patients' data.