Oberthur Technologies Introduces the First European Citizen Card Integrated With Microsoft Windows 7

HELSINKI, Finland, October 6 (AllPayNews.com) -- Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions to the ID market, delivers the first IAS-ECC[1] cards compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.

ID-One(TM) IAS-ECC, an identity card, offers an identification, authentication and electronic signature solution that can be implemented throughout Europe - fulfilling the specifications defined for the European Citizen Card.

Thanks to its flexibility and interoperability, IAS-ECC cards can be easily deployed by all integrators and security application providers. The Microsoft minidriver allows the IAS-ECC card to be plug and play with Windows 7 environment.

This solution offers an easily deployable, high end security smart card solution that offers both physical and logical access control for any governmental or corporate identity application.
ID-One(TM) IAS-ECC is about to receive all the homologation and security certifications required by any governments, including Common Criteria EAL4+ PP-SSCD[2], level which is required for all qualified signature projects.

Oberthur Technologies and Microsoft have been w orking closely to create a minidriver. Microsoft's' minidriver is a plug in that translates each smartcards' features to a unique interface designed by Microsoft for Windows 7. Minidriver v7 offers new functionalities including automatic smartcard recognition and the use of the latest cryptographic algorithms (eg: AES[3] & elliptic curves). This allows users transparent access to the latest security and cryptographic technologies.

"This integration validates Oberthur Technologies' expertise in digital ID" says Moise Moyal, Identity Division marketing manager. "The adoption of the IAS-ECC standard in Microsoft products is one of the best solutions to secure governments and companies logical access control projects."

To learn more about this, come and visit us booth 6C49 at Kutsu FinnSec 2009, Helsinki - Finland.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its main target markets:

- Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security and identification based on smart card technology and associated services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

- Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity card, driving license or health care card - traditional and electronic and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.

- Security printing: World's third largest private security printer specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.

- Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.
Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (societe anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.'s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

[1] IAS-ECC : Identification Authentication Signature - European Citizen Card
[2] Secure Signature Creation Device
[3] AES : Advanced Encryption Standard

SOURCE Oberthur Technologies