Morpho wins SESAMES Award for “EMV Pro Digit"

Paris, November 6, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) today announced that it has won the SESAMES Award in the "IT Security" category for its payment product "EMV Pro Digit." The SESAMES Awards reward the most innovative professionals in the fields of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technologies. On November 5, the eve of CARTES exhibition, the expert jury chose EMV Pro Digit as the best and most innovative solution in its category.

EMV Pro Digit is a multi-application product that combines several services into a single payment card. It provides cardholders with payment functions but also with high-end strong/multi-factor authentication solutions, digital signature and biometrics match-on-card services, with post-issuance activation and management.

Morpho's EMV Pro Digit also enables post-issuance personalization and management of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and biometric services. This means that card issuers worldwide can deploy EMV multi-application payment smart cards and activate the additional services a later stage (during the card validity period), without having to reissue new cards. Available as contact and dual-interface cards (contact/contactless), as well as contactless tokens, Morpho's Digit range is the bridge to dematerialization, secure online services and e-ID on payment smart cards.

Philippe d'Andréa, Executive Vice President at Morpho's e-Documents Division, stated: "We are delighted to win the prestigious SESAMES Award. It is a testimony to the innovative spirit at Morpho. EMV Pro Digit will provide additional high-value services to our customers in the payment sector, bringing them more flexibility and convenience."


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. 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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