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Gemalto Provides First Multi-Application EMV Cards in Colombia


São Paulo - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that it is providing Colsubsidio, the major Compensation Fund in Colombia, with the country’s first multi-application EMV cards.

The Multi Service Membership Card provides all Colsubsidio members with the security of EMV payment, combined with a wide range of services. These services include an e-purse application, admittance to recreational parks, as well as access to sport and convention centers. The contactless feature of the card provides easy and convenient access to public transportation in the city of Bogota. Gemalto also supplied Colsubsidio with a software solution for in-house card personalization as well as technical support during the launching phase.

Gemalto’s digital security technology enables Colsubsidio to integrate all of their services and those of their partners on to one single card. The Multi Service Membership Card affords users a more enjoyable experience, where they can “wave” their way onto public transportation, access participating venues, and securely pay for goods and services, with a convenient, all-in-one solution.

Gemalto has been a major provider of cards and personalization services since the beginning of EMV migration in Latin America, with a strongly differentiated offer in Colombia, featuring value added applications, Gemalto also delivers technical expertise and world-class migration guidance from its regional facilities.

Note to editors
Colsubsidio is a leading, private, non-profit organization, driven by the philosophy of solidarity and compensation within the social security framework in which it fully works to improve population’s life quality. The organization focuses on its members and families, providing quality and efficient services that help to develop a more harmonious and fair society. It provides the Colombian families with full health, credit, education, culture, leisure and sports services, retail point of sales in supermarkets and drugstores, several housing projects and a great number of social programs that benefit the most vulnerable population.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its 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.

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