Latest generation of patient cards will be produced in Gemalto's site in Filderstadt near Stuttgart.Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 11, 2007 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces it has been awarded the tender held by insurance organization AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse) to supply and personalize e-health-cards for their insured in Germany. The contract win comes after Gemalto took part in Germany’s first healthcare pilot program based on highly secure microprocessor cards.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is a leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, operations in about 100 countries and over 10,000 employees including 1,500 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the management of deployment services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
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.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com
About AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse)
For more than 100 years, the AOK - Germany's biggest health insurance company - has guaranteed security and extensive medical care in case of illness. The AOK cares for roughly 26,5 million people - a third of the German population. As market leader the AOK guarantees with the staff of 64260 in more than 1.500 branches a powerful service: quick, competent and unbureaucratic.
Additionally, the AOK is more than just a Health Insurance Fund. It has established an extensive health management system, which garantuees that consistent quality management results in a higher efficient health care. For the medically insured, this means the best health care at an affordable price.
In the self-governing bodies, the representatives are elected both by the insured and their employers. This self-governing body safeguards that health insurance remains in the best interests of the insured and of the companies they are employed by. The Federal Association of the AOK is located in Bonn, Germany.
|Stéphane Bisseuil |
|Rémi Calvet |
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
|Emmanuelle Saby |
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