Cartes tradeshow, Villepinte, France, November 14, 2007- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has introduced the world's first clear window security feature on driving licenses for Swedish drivers. Under the contract, Gemalto provides the Swedish Road Administration with 600,000 driving licenses per year over the next three years - plus 2 optional years- including the latest innovation in security printing features: the Gemalto Sealys Clear Window is a transparent window in the pure polycarbonate structure for enhanced physical security that matches stringent expectations from criminal laboratory and national road authority of Sweden. The Swedish Road Administration will start delivering the new driving license to general public in December 2007.
"Sealys Clear Window technology showcases the utmost level of security for polycarbonate products. It is the result of Gemalto strong R&D and innovation lead," commented Jacques Seneca, executive vice president for Security Business Unit at Gemalto. "Sweden is the first country to benefit from this kind of security features and it is an honor for Gemalto to contribute to that project."
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of 1.7 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto's solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
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