Travelcard in mobile phone affords riders enriched service



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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona - Feb 15, 2010 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced a new solution enabling commuters to use their mobile phones as e- tickets in MIFARE DESFire* infrastructures. Gemalto achieved the world’s first implementation of a transport application compliant with the DESFire specifications in a SIM or UICC card, and will be presenting this innovation on its booth (8A102).

This innovation will enable commuters to use their NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile phone as an e-ticket, as simply as any other contactless travelcard. A high level of security is ensured, as the tickets are stored in the SIM card and the application meets the stringent security requirements of the DESFire specifications.

NFC technology in transport dramatically enriches the commuter experience by adding the mobile phone’s keypad and screen to the travelcard and by connecting it to the online world. NFC-based services are part of Gemalto’s Trusted Services Management (TSM) dedicated offering of solutions and services. It enables transport operators to offer travelers the ability to purchase and recharge their transport tickets, with the convenience of the mobile phone.

“Mobile phones have become an essential part of our daily life and mobile e-ticketing perfectly illustrates the trend by simplifying access to public transport," commented Rémi De Fouchier, Senior Vice President, Trusted Services Management at Gemalto. “With this new solution, Gemalto broadens the use of mobile phones as travel passes in cities equipped with a DESFire infrastructure, enabling more and more commuters across the world to enjoy an enriched service.”

Note to editors

DESFire is an automatic fare collection technology which provides 3DES (Triple Data Encryption Standard) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cryptographic algorithms. To date, it has been deployed in 40 cities across the world.

MIFARE and DESFire are registered trademarks of NXP B.V.

Visit the Gemalto stand, 8A102, at the Mobile World Congress, 15-18 February 2010.

More info: http://www.gemalto.com/transport/index.html

About Gemalto

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), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, 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.

For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.


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