Oberthur Smart Cards USA and Hyperport International Inc. Monday announced the establishment of a long-term strategic partnership and cooperative agreement.
Under this dynamic relationship, Oberthur becomes the preferred vendor of Smart Card technology and personalization services to global Hyperport facilities. Oberthur and Hyperport will research and evaluate global opportunities for the utilization of the next generation of Smart Cards and related Oberthur products in Hyperport locations.
OSC and HII will mutually explore the acquisition of complimentary technologies to facilitate commerce, education and technology in Hyperport facilities and other Hyperport global venues.
Richard G. Marklund, president and chief executive officer of HII, stated that “Oberthur’s leadership position worldwide is important to us as we introduce Hyperports into various parts of the world. Hyperports are dynamic 21st Century globally connected facilities featuring the very best from worldwide sources of learning, discovery, technology, entertainment and business.”
“Oberthur’s smart card will be the key to securely accessing Hyperport information portals throughout the entire world,” said David Mooney, vice president, Advanced Technology Group of Oberthur Smart Cards USA.
Oberthur Smart Cards, a Total Solution Card and Services provider, offers a full range of expertise including card layout and design, manufacturing, milling and embedding, and personalization, for magnetic stripe, memory and microprocessor cards.
“This is an opportunity for us to partner with one of the most exciting business ventures for the 21st Century. By working together with Hyperport International, Oberthur Smart Cards USA will be introducing creative and personalized services for the next century,” said Philippe Tartavull, chief operating officer of Oberthur Smart Cards USA.
“OSC’s main focus is on a high tech variety of smart cards and this relationship with Hyperport International will be an important ingredient in our marketing plans,” Tartavull concluded.
About Oberthur Smart Cards
Oberthur Smart Cards, a leading manufacturer, technology and solutions provider of microprocessor cards and systems, is a division of Francois-Charles Oberthur, the world’s largest manufacturer of micro-processor transaction cards, the third largest fiduciary printer, and the number one manufacturer of instant lottery tickets.
Oberthur manufactures and personalizes smart cards and magnetic stripe cards in three production centers in the United States and Europe. Oberthur Smart Cards produced over 225 million cards in 1998, including 75 million smart cards.
About Hyperport International
Hyperports are dynamic 21st Century, globally connected destination gateways. They feature the very best from worldwide sources of learning, discovery, technology, entertainment and business.
Hyperports are (a) global destinations for personal discovery, exploration, life-long learning, business solutions and commerce, (b) showcases for emerging technologies, goods and services, and educational alternatives, and (c) places with continuously changing attractions, programs, and experiences appealing to everyone and every business.Details