Oberthur Technologies- Leading Provider to U.S. Federal Government for 4th Year in a row

Jan 14, 2010, 09:33 ET from Oberthur Technologies

CHANTILLY, Virginia, January 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions and the #1 provider of smart credentials to the U.S. Federal government, maintains its position as the leading provider of FIPS 201 compliant Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for the fourth year in a row after winning two new government contracts - bringing the company's total number of Federal Government agencies to 100.

The company, which has been supplying physical and logical security access cards to the federal government for nearly a decade, has been the leading provider of HSPD-12 cards since the directive was issued in 2006.

The HSPD-12 directive sets the requirements for a common identification card that all Federal Employees and Federal contractors must have. FIPS 201 sets the standard PIV requirements.

"Since the inception of HSPD-12, Oberthur Technologies has continued to prove that product innovation and customer service are the key components to retaining market leadership," says Patrick W. Hearn, Oberthur's VP of Government and Identification Markets - North America.

Oberthur Technologies has three U.S.-based facilities, including a secure service center for card personalization on each coast to ensure disaster recovery and business continuity for its customers. All of the manufacturing for the U.S. government takes place at the company's secured Exton, PA-based ISO 9001 and 14001 facility with personalization primarily taking place in its Chantilly, VA GSA APL certified facility.

Along with card manufacturing and personalization, Oberthur Technologies also deploys complete machine agnostic common personalization system software for federal agencies that want to handle their personalization in-house.

"Oberthur's continued focus and dedication to the needs of its customers allows us to provide an exceptional product," says Hearn. "Our proven results ensure we have the trust and continued confidence of the Federal Government. During the course of 2010 the market will see enhanced reasons to continue their trust in us."

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its main target markets:

    - Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security
      and identification based on smart card technology and associated
      services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence
      markets.
    - Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and
      personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity
      card, driving license or health care card - traditional and electronic
      - and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.
    - Security printing: World's third largest private security printer
      specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks
      and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.
    - Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of
      intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

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

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

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