HELSINKI, Finland, Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in highly secure identity solutions for the identity market, introduces the first IAS-ECC card compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.

ID-OneTM IAS-ECC is an identity card that provides identification, authentication and an electronic signature solution that can be implemented across Europe and meets all the specifications of the Citizen’s European Card.

Because of its flexibility and interoperability, IAS ECC cards can be easily deployed by integrators and security application providers. The minidriver defined by Microsoft and developed by Oberthur, allows the “plug and play” functionality of the IAS ECC card with Windows 7.

This highly secure, smart card-based solution enables easy deployment of any physical and logical access control project for businesses and / or governments.

ID-OneTM IAS-ECC is about to receive security approvals and certifications required by governments, in particular Common Criteria EAL4 + PP-SSCD, a level of security required for all qualified signature projects.

Oberthur Technologies and Microsoft have worked in partnership to develop this minidriver. The Microsoft minidriver is a software library that translates all features of the card into a single interface designated by Microsoft for Windows 7.

The minidriver v7 offers new features, such as automatic recognition of the smart card and the use of the latest cryptographic algorithms. (eg: AES & elliptic curves). This ensures the end user seamless access to the latest security technologies.

“This integration proves Oberthur Technologies’ expertise in electronic identity,” confirms Moise Moyal, Marketing Director of the Identity Division. “The adoption of the IAS – ECC standard in Microsoft products is one of the best solutions for securing logical access control projects for governments and businesses.

To find out more about this product, visit us at our stand (6C49) at Kutsu FinnSec 2009, Helsinki – Finland

About Oberthur Technologies

With a turnover of EUR 882 million in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of security technologies. Its sense of innovation and the high quality of its services ensure strong positions in its main markets:

     - Card Systems: The world's second largest security provider
       and smart card identification and associated services for
       segments of mobile telephony, payment, transport, Pay TV  
       and Convergence.

     - Identity: One of the very first international suppliers
       in the manufacture and personalization of identity documents 
       such as a passport, identity card, driving license or 
       health card - traditional and electronic - and services 
       partners, for the benefit of both public administrations and 
       private sector.

     - Trustee: Third largest private global fiduciary printer and
       specializing in the manufacture and management of bank notes,
       checks and other fiduciary documents in more than 50 countries.
     - Cash Protection: world leader in the emerging market of
       equipment for the protection of banknotes at their 
       transport and in vending machines.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence on five continents.

Oberthur Technologies SA is a limited company whose head office is located at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. It is registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 340 709 534.


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