Oberthur Technologies delivers the first prototypes of the "European Citizen Card"
Date: Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:59
Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions to the government ID market, delivers recently the first prototypes of the "European Citizen card" to ANTS, French national agency for secure documents in France
ANTS and Gixel worked closely together to define a platform dedicated to eServices projects (health, eID, eAdministration, eGov…) and meet the expectations of the European economic market of free trade.
The future national identity card offers two kinds of services to the holder: to travel easily in the EU and to have access online administration. This card is compliant with the “European Citizen Card” and provides identification, authentication and digital signature functions with a high level of security.
Oberthur Technologies delivers a long lasting bi-applicative solution, IAS ECC and ICAO-EAC v 1.11, meeting the expectations of all the parties involved.
"The success of this first step confirms Oberthur Technologies expertise in digital Identity. Oberthur is now ready to help every European states in deploying standards solutions for their eID, eRP and eServices projects",says Xavier Fricout, Identity Division Deputy Managing Director and President of the smart card entity in the GIXEL.