Oberthur Technologies Announces End-to-End Compatibility of its NFC NOW Offer with Tyfone’s SideTap™ MicroSD for NFC


Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s leaders in secure technologies and leading solution providers of the NFC ecosystem, announced at the CARTES & IDentification tradeshow and exhibition that its NFC NOW offer will also support NFC microSD. Oberthur Technologies showcased Tyfone’s SideTap MicroSD solution during Cartes 2010.

NFC microSD is one of the potential form factors for the deployment of NFC services. NFC microSD offers several advantages among which hardware-based security, extractability and high level of interactivity and compatibility with numerous mobile devices.

Oberthur Technologies’ NFC NOW offer is a global offer including NFC-enabled SIM cards, a set of ready-to-use NFC applications, TSM service administration platforms and a family of NFC adaptors as well as fully managed NFC services, if needed.

“We are pleased to expand our NFC offer and to support NFC microSD products. This innovative solution is a very interesting complement to our existing catalogue and can accelerate the adoption of NFC for certain applications”, said Arnaud de La Chapelle, General Manager of Convergence and Solutions of Oberthur Technologies, Card Systems Division.

Prabhakar Tadepalli , Tyfone’s Managing Director stated: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Oberthur Technologies, a recognized worldwide industry leader. This further substantiates a microSD as the groundbreaking product to deploy NFC in 2011 and beyond.”

About Oberthur Technologies
With sales of 904.6 million euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees worldwide, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets:

  • Card Systems: World’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.
  • Identity: A world leader in the manufacture of traditional and electronic secure identity documents. We are also a system integrator and a specialist in know-how transfer – census, personalisation platforms implementation and identity data management.
  • Security Printing: World’s third largest private security printer specialized in the production of banknotes, checks and numerous security documents in more than fifty countries.
  • Cash Protection: World leader in design and manufacture of intelligent cash protection solutions for CIT (Cash In Transit) companies, ATM manufacturers and owners, retailers, post offices and banks.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (société anonyme) registered in France with its headquarter office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.’s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Nanterre.

Website: www.oberthur.com

About Tyfone
Founded in 2004, Tyfone’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon, and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Bangalore, India. Tyfone connects money and mobility via a highly secure, scalable and flexible mobile financial services solution tailored to meet the evolving needs of consumers, financial institutions, mobile network operators, transportation companies, and retailers.
Operating in any standard memory card slot, Tyfone’s u4ia® platform and its companion SideTap™ memory card is the world’s first patented, neutral, and comprehensive memory card-based payments solution for mobile contactless payments. Tyfone and its partners enable a suite of services including Mobile Banking, Mobile Identity Management, Mobile Remote Payments, Mobile Retail Services, and Mobile Contactless Payments. For more information visit www.tyfone.com.

Tyfone® and u4ia® are registered trademarks of Tyfone, Inc. in the US and trademarks in other countries. SideTap™ is trademark of Tyfone, Inc with registration pending in the US.

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