Sagem Orga EMV dual interface card certified for UK production

Source: Sagem Orga

The EMV Pro CL dual interface payment card from Sagem Orga (Safran group) has been successfully certified by MasterCard and Visa for production in the UK by Thames Card Technology.

The EMV Pro CL combines the advantages of a dual interface card with the speed and efficiency of a native operating system. EMV Pro CL offers highly secure payment functionality and added value solutions. This card offers card issuers the combination of convenience, security and cost-efficiency for low-value payment transactions.

Sagem Orga's and Thames Card Technology's new dual interface product complies with the latest standards specified by Visa and MasterCard and completes a full payment product range.

The EMV Pro CL card is produced in the UK by Thames Card Technology using an innovative production method where there is no physical connection between chip and antenna. This therefore provides excellent resilience and helps ensure consistently fast production lead times can be offered.

"We are pleased to enhance the range of products offered to banks and other Card issuers. Our continued investment in smartcard production equipment enables Thames to continue to supply full EMV card solutions, including innovative card bodies and comprehensive personalisation and fulfillment services from a UK production site", commented Paul Underwood, Managing Director at Thames.

Pierre Henri Manegrier, Senior VP EMEA Banking Sales at Sagem Orga underlines, "Thames and Sagem Orga have established a successful partnership and sold several million EMV payment cards to banks and card issuers, especially in the prepaid segment. The launch of the EMV Pro CL cards will contribute to strengthen this relationship further in the future."

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