Morpho the first RuPay-certified vendor for chip card manufacturing and personalization in India

New Delhi, September 18, 2013

Morpho (Safran) today announced that its Indian subsidiary Syscom has been certified as the first and to date only payment card manufacturer in India for the manufacturing and personalization of chip cards for RuPay, the Indian payment card network by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
The RuPay chip card is based on the D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) platform, which is the EMV [[EMV (Europay, MasterCard and VISA) is becoming the global standard in the migration from magnetic stripe cards to chip-based cards. EMV is an interoperability standard developed by the three financial institutions to ensure that all Europay, MasterCard, and VISA-branded smart cards and all smart card-reading POS terminals and ATMs work together to deliver the highest level of security.
]] technology of Discover Financial Services (DFS). The RuPay chip cards will thus be accepted at all Discover Point of Sale terminals and ATMs globally in addition to the vast network of RuPay-enabled ATMs and Point of Sale terminals in India.

"This certification recognizes Syscom's commitment to maintain technology and quality leadership over all other card manufacturers in the country to meet banks' requirement for payment cards," said Sanjeev Shriya, SVP Sales India at Morpho, e-Documents Division and Managing Director, Syscom. "The chip cards are based on international specifications that provide protection to banks and customers against card skimming and counterfeiting frauds. We are now fully equipped to meet the stringent security and certification requirement of the banks."

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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

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About Syscom
Syscom is a subsidiary of Morpho and was formed in 1995 to offer innovative; tailor made system solutions on SIM card technology. Syscom Corporation is the market leader in the provision of SIM cards, and is the supplier of India's first ever SIM card in 1995. Today, Syscom has card manufacturing and personalization facilities in Noida which are certified by Visa, MasterCard and RuPay for producing EMV Chip cards and magnetic stripe cards and shall thus supports banks in India with a state of the art certified facility within easy reach.

About NPCI
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is the umbrella organization of all retail payment systems in India and is set up by the banks in India with the support and guidance from Indian Banks' Association. The organization has been mandated to build central infrastructure for payment systems like ATM Switching, Mobile Payments, Cheque Truncation System, POS Switching, 24 * 7 remittance system and Financial Inclusion transactions. The organisation has also a mandate to build a domestic card payment scheme.

[1] EMV (Europay, MasterCard and VISA) is becoming the global standard in the migration from magnetic stripe cards to chip-based cards. EMV is an interoperability standard developed by the three financial institutions to ensure that all Europay, MasterCard, and VISA-branded smart cards and all smart card-reading POS terminals and ATMs work together to deliver the highest level of security.

Morpho, e-Documents Division
Mareike NEUMAYER
Phone: +49 (0) 4347 715 2501
Mobile: +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61
mareike.neumayer@morpho.com
www.morpho.com/e-documents

Syscom
Sukrit VARMA
Phone: +91 (120) 4072 600
Mobile: +91 7838091855
sukrit.varma@morpho.com
www.morpho.com/e-documents