University Politecnica Catalunya is first to rollout this new technologyAmsterdam, the Netherlands, Mar 3, 2009 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it is providing Banco Santander, a major European financial institution, with new technology for its well established university identity card program in Spain. The company is supplying its high-end Optelio cards that offer EMV payment, multi-application identity for digital signature, strong authentication and secure contactless access to facilities. In addition, Gemalto delivers its Client strong authentication software solution to enable digital signature applications. These are implemented and supported by Acotec, a Gemalto Value Added Reseller (VAR) in Spain. University Politecnica Catalunya (UPC) is first to rollout out this technology in the country. In addition to Spain, Banco Santander is currently running its university identity card program in Latin America, Morocco, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Santander manages several million cards in use at 200 universities, 48 of which are in Spain.
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, 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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