Innovative key fob bringing NFC to all mobile phones

Barcelona, February 14, 2011

Morpho (Safran Group) and SIMLINK AS (a Telenor and SINTEF spin-off) are presenting a new key fob providing both Near Field Communication and Wi-FiTM access. The key fob is a small device that brings Near Field Communication technology to all mobile phones with Wi-FiTM capability. It can be used for NFC payment, ticketing and access, among other applications.

The key fob features everything needed to enable user-friendly and secure use of NFC technology.

Thanks to its Wi-FiTM connectivity, it can connect to a mobile phone, allowing an enhanced user experience and control of NFC transactions. The key fob contains a Morpho NFC-enabled SIM card with a secure application to enable contactless operation (NFC) and state-of-the-art Wi-FiTM technology from SIMLINK AS. It features the same technology used in the ConnectSIM card by Morpho and Telenor, the world's first Wireless LAN-enabled SIM card.

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SIMLINK is a spin-off of Telenor and SINTEF, set up to commercialize the wlanSIM technology that has been developed by Telenor in close cooperation with SINTEF ICT in Trondheim, Norway.
The company is located in Trondheim and is currently developing the wlanSIM product and the NFC key fob. SIMlink has been working with Morpho and Telenor on use cases for these products, and won the HW Sesame award together with Morpho in December 2010 with the WLAN-enabled SIM card.
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SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Every year, SINTEF supports the development of approximately 2000 Norwegian and overseas companies via its research and development activity. SINTEF has 2000 employees, 1300 of which are located in Trondheim, and cooperates closely with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, 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.
Through its e-Documents Division, Morpho is a pioneer and a global leader in the smart card industry. It develops and implements cutting-edge technology to turn the vision of unbounded mobile communications and integrated digital security into a reality. The Division's portfolio includes hardware, software, consulting and services, all focused on smart cards for the benefit of consumers and providers in the telecommunications, health, identification and banking areas.
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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Morpho, e-Documents Division
Téléphone : +49 (0) 52 51/ 8 89 – 1216
Mobile : +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61

Phone: +47 73 59 69 87
Mobile: +47 932 07 496

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