LEVALLOIS PERRET, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security, identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced successful completion of the MasterCard Certification for the newly released PEARL Secure Element 800k Classic, a state-of-the-art NFC embedded secure element, which can host the most secure NFC payment applications.
The PEARL 800k Classic is the first multi-application embedded secure element, complying with the most advanced Global Platform 2.2 and JavaCard™ 3.0 specifications. The large-memory embedded secure element is also the first of its kind to be certified by MasterCard with Mobile PayPass M/Chip 4™, and enables NFC-based payment application hosting, which typically requires the most stringent security levels.
For complete compatibility with various types of mobile devices, Oberthur Technologies proposes different form factors to fit devices space constraints. “Oberthur Technologies is a historical supplier of secure smart cards that host applications for financial institutions, mobile network operators, transit operators, retailers and governments”, said Vincent Guitard, Marketing Director M2M & OEM at Oberthur Technologies. “With PEARL 800k Classic, Oberthur Technologies has developed and industrialized the most advanced and secure large-memory embedded secure element. This additional trusted element in the NFC ecosystem will facilitate the deployment of numerous services while enhancing their security level”.
“As a company shaping how commerce is conducted today and tomorrow, we are proud to partner with Oberthur Technologies on new payment solutions,” said James Anderson, Group Head, Converged Product Development at MasterCard. “The certification of Pearl 800k Classic is another step forward for MasterCard Mobile PayPass™ and will allow more consumers to access mobile payment services. It brings speed and reliability required by users, combined with the world class security level expected from MasterCard.”
Come and visit Oberthur Technologies’ booth (Hall 6-stand 6C81) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, from the 25th to the 28th of February 2013 for a live demonstration of the latest product and solution innovations.
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
Note: “MasterCard is a registered trademark and PayPass is a trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated”