Sagem Orga provides an NFC* SIM card supporting loyalty, payment and transport use cases

Paderborn, (PresseBox) - Smart card expert Sagem Orga (SAFRAN group) has announced the availability of an NFC Single Wire Protocol enabled SIM card, developed in close co-operation with Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators. This card has been fully customized for Orange specific needs.

Sagem Orga and Orange cooperated closely in a 15-month project to create a solution that will enable Orange customers to use contactless technology. The Single Wire Protocol is a new interface that defines the communication of a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) with a Near Field Communication chip in the handset.

The card can be used for any application in transport, payment or loyalty programs. For transportation the solution is based on Calypso technology, which includes interoperability thanks to a Java applet, and can be administered completely through GlobalPlatform mechanisms such as Secure Channel Protocol. For payments a major global payment application has been successfully loaded and tested.

The card supports battery off mode, ensuring that the end user has full control of all offered services even if batteries are empty.

Service administration over the air enables flexibility, secured by standardized GlobalPlatform mechanisms. As the applications reside on the UICC, the solution is portable: If the user exchanges the handset, the chip can easily be installed in the new device, making all services available again immediately. The UICC as a secured and reliable token keeps all valuable information, such as tickets or any other kind of end user credentials that can be stored safely.

"Sagem Orga is proud to be selected as a partner supporting Orange in this high technology challenge," said François Blanchard, Global Account Marketing Manager at Sagem Orga.

* SWP enabled

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Sagem Orga is a pioneer and a global leader in the smart card industry. The company develops and implements cutting-edge technology to turn the vision of unbounded mobile communications and integrated digital security into a reality. Sagem Orga's portfolio includes hardware, software, consulting and services, all focused on smart cards for the benefit of consumers and providers in the telecommunications, health, identification and banking areas.

In the telecommunications sector, Sagem Orga's customers include the world's largest wireless carriers. Millions of people benefit from its custom-made solutions for GSM, CDMA and UMTS. With its security technology designed for the health, identification and banking industries, Sagem Orga protects people and their identities around the world and secures electronic communications between government agencies and the citizens and companies they serve. It offers solutions for biometric and electronic identification, electronic ID cards, health cards, drivers' licenses and cashless payment.

Sagem Orga has a worldwide network of subsidiaries, branches and sales partners as well as production facilities incorporating the latest technology in Germany, Brazil, Russia and India. The company has a workforce of over 2,100 people. As a subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité it is part of the international high-tech group SAFRAN, which generates annual sales of more than 12 billion euros with 57,000 employees in over 30 countries.

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