AUSTIN, Texas, July 31, 2008 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it will provide its CardLikeMe™ service to PlasticNow, giving consumers the flexibility to customize their PlasticNow prepaid MasterCard® with the photo of their choice. Gemalto has exclusively supplied payment cards and personalization services from its secure center in Burlington, Ontario to Canada-based PlasticNow since 2006.
About PlasticNow Prepaid MasterCard and Gemalto Personalization Services
The PlasticNow MasterCard is a prepaid, stored value and reloadable payment card. It is aimed at consumers that want the convenience of a MasterCard without the worries of being approved for credit. Gemalto personalizes PlasticNow’s prepaid credit cards in Canada at its state-of-the-art personalization center in Burlington, Ontario. At the ultra-secure center, Gemalto customizes each PlasticNow MasterCard by loading appropriate cardholder data, and then packages and sends the cards to PlasticNow or directly to cardholders.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 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 deployment of managed 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.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.
|Deb Montner |
Montner & Associates