Leapfrog Smart Products, Inc., an emerging leader in Smart card software
development, and ORGA Card Systems, a global pioneer of integrated Smart card
systems, announced they have agreed to develop and jointly promote Smart
card and biometric solutions for the global healthcare community.
Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will play key roles in
the joint marketing, development, integration and implementation of Smart card
and biometric healthcare solutions. In order to better leverage each other’s
areas of expertise, Leapfrog and ORGA will provide each other with preferred
pricing and share/exchange select technologies. Leapfrog’s role will be
primarily as an application developer and manager of installed solutions,
while ORGA will mostly handle manufacturing duties, such as supplying Smart
cards, readers and personalization equipment and providing management support.
Dr. Les Bromwell, Chief Executive Officer of Leapfrog, stated, “This
agreement with such a high profile, elite company is a major achievement for
Leapfrog, and a recognition of our outstanding capabilities in software
development for healthcare applications. ORGA is a multi-national company
that offers multiple complementary solutions to build upon our products
targeted to the highly coveted Smart card and biometric markets. We believe
this partnership further demonstrates our commitment to developing leading
Smart card software applications and products and confirms that our
management team is carrying forward a strong dedication to increase
shareholder value by expanding product lines and increasing customer service.”
ORGA, founded near Frankfurt, Germany, in 1972, is a pioneer in the Smart
card industry. The Company’s many breakthroughs include manufacturing the
first multi-function chip-based card, the first chip-based telephone card in
the UK and the first chip-based bank card in Germany. As the leading provider
of Smart card solutions within the healthcare industry, ORGA has successfully
implemented the national rollout of 80 million healthcare cards in Germany and
is a technology provider for the French national healthcare card project,
SESAM-Vitale. ORGA is a true global leader in the Smart card market, with
solutions for telecommunications, banking, health, retail, Internet,
identification systems, e-commerce and m-commerce applications. The Company
maintains offices in 13 countries, and agents in more than 50 countries.
About Leapfrog Smart Products, Inc.
Leapfrog Smart Products, Inc. is a world-class leader in Smart card
software development, biometrics and system solutions integration. Located in
Maitland, Florida, Leapfrog is dedicated to creating innovative software
applications for Smart cards and biometrics. Smart cards are credit card-
sized pieces of plastic with a computer microprocessor embedded within.
Current applications of Smart card software include personal identification,
e-purse transactions, loyalty point storage, physical and logical access, as
well as portable storage of medical records. Leapfrog, through its General
Services Administration (GSA) master contract, is also certified as a
contractor with the United States Federal government.