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OT PEARL eSE Now Certified for the Most Demanding City Transport Services

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced that PEARL, its embedded Secure Element, is the first of its kind to be CIPURSE™-certified.
As an active member of the OSPT Alliance, OT supports this open standard designed for transport authorities but also open to city services.

With PEARL by OT® and CIPURSE™ present in the next generation of smartphones, end-users will enjoy the convenience of getting on and off the train, tram or bus by simply waving their phone in front of a contactless terminal. Cities will soon be capable of deploying services like bike or car rental, swimming pool or library access, all thanks to this innovative technology. Queuing to get a ticket will soon be history! Electronic tickets are not only environmental-friendly, they are also more convenient. Thanks to OT solutions, PEARL will turn peoples’ phones into CIPURSE™ compliant tickets.

“OT is proud to be the first to offer a CIPURSE™-certified eSE to OEMs and major transport authorities worldwide. At the crossroads of telecommunications and transport, PEARL and CIPURSE™ offer the highest levels of security, interoperability and convenience available to date for contactless services, paving the way towards innovative services in the mobility arena” said Cedric Collomb, Managing Director of the Telecom Business Unit at OT.

"Autoritat del Transport Metropolità in Barcelona, as one of the major transport authorities in Europe, is pushing for open systems and an interoperable solution" said Carme Fabregas ATM CIO. "CIPURSE™ will bring a lot of flexibility to deploy and extend services to travelers. The future automatic fare collection system will have to be accessible through different media, especially mobile phones. Thanks to OT’s PEARL, mobile handsets will have this capability from day one”.

ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES

OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com

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