Bull Smart Cards & Terminals (www.cp8.bull.net) is to supply two million reloadable electronic purse cards to banks in Switzerland. The cards, which are based on the Proton technology, have been selected by Union des Banques Suisses, Crédit Suisse and by the regional and local (canton) banks.
The order follows an ambitious electronic purse programme undertaken in Switzerland four years ago. Six million Bull cards are currently in circulation and around one third of the cards are renewed each year by the programme's partner banks.
The new order calls for Bull to ship a further two million cards to participating banks in the coming weeks.