|By Business Wire||
|October 3, 2013 03:41 AM EDT||
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced the renewal of its six-year partnership with STM, the transport authority of Montreal in Canada, for four years. Furthermore, last month, both companies celebrated the 5,000,000th card distributed in the city.
STM (La Société de Transport de Montréal) and other operators in the Montreal area and in the Quebec region, transport more than 900,000 travellers every day, by metro, tram, buses and ferries using the OPUS card.
Oberthur Technologies provides STM and its partners its CityGo card, a multi-service dual interface card for ticketing and city applications, fully compliant with the Calypso™ international standard. The cards are made of PET-F, a highly durable plastic, essential for transport cards which are expected to last 7 years after issuance. Oberthur Technologies’ contactless card provides the end-users with a more convenient and secure transportation experience.
“We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Oberthur Technologies which is our OPUS card provider since the beginning of e-ticketing in the City of Montreal. Oberthur Technologies is a key partner which has the capability to leapfrog the OPUS Card future evolutions, especially regarding card dematerialisation on mobile” said Pierre Bourbonnière, Marketing Director at STM.
“STM is the first transport operator to provide an interoperable card, allowing commuters to use the OPUS card throughout the Quebec province. We are proud to have been able to contribute to this major success story, and we look forward to accompanying STM into a new era of transport cards, enhancing commuters’ travel experience through new devices such as NFC-enabled mobile handsets” said Eric Duforest, Managing Director of the Payment Business Unit at Oberthur Technologies.
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves clients in 140 countries.
For more information: www.oberthur.com