FIS, the world's largest banking and payments technology provider, has joined The Multos Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the Multos smartcard specifications.
The MULTOS Consortium is a group of globally based, industry-wide companies, whose remit, in part, is to develop, manage and promote MULTOS and the MULTOS product specifications for smartcards.
Joining as a Partner Member, FIS will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Advisory Groups. This will allow them to play a prominent role in the development and growth of the MULTOS specifications.
Stuart Attwood, Commercial Director of The MULTOS Consortium, comments "It is a real pleasure to welcome FIS into the Consortium. Their depth of experience, expertise and knowledge across a broad industry base will greatly enhance our offering for the Smartcard marketplace in the USA and abroad, further reinforcing MULTOS' position as a leading global high security smart card platform."
Bastian Knoppers, SVP, Card Personalisation, FIS, says "We are pleased to become part of the global team that is working to create industry-wide standards for smartcards. As a global leader in the payments industry, we are proud to lend our voice and expertise to this key initiative."