Citi takes delivery of SchlumbergerSema chip card offerings

Citi takes delivery of SchlumbergerSema chip card offerings

SchlumbergerSema has delivered an array of smart cards, readers, loyalty applications and software for the management of Citigroup's chip card programme, including the Citi.You Card and Citi Smart Card.

Acting as prime aggregator and systems integrator for the Citi programme, the deployment includes implementation of SchlumbergerSema's Cyberflex Palmera 32K, a high security, multi-application financial smart card for credit/debit, loyalty and personal data management.

The Cyberflex Palmera cards are loaded with loyalty applications for chip-enabled transactions, as well as with software applets for enabling smart card-based authentication. When consumers select their smart card products from the Citi Cards Web site, they will also be offered a choice of a serial or universal serial bus (USB) card reader, manufactured by SCM Microsystems.

Paul Beverly, vice president smart cards and e-transactions, SchlumbergerSema North America, comments: "By offering smart card programes along with loyalty applications and readers, Citi is enabling its card holders to manage valuable data, as well as perform secure transactions online."

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