Sagem Monetel rolls out 2 millionth Telium payment terminal

Montrouge, March 3, 2008

Sagem Monetel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just rolled out the 2 millionth payment terminal in its Telium range, three years after its launch.

The impressive success of the Telium range is a world success with a record growth rate in 2007: + 50% in South-East Asia, +300% in Spain and the United Kingdom, and +900% in Brazil. The total number in service reaches two million in over 40 countries. In the already developed market in France, Telium terminals are logging a growth rate of 17%, largely surpassing the national average.

This range is chalking up a record growth rate of 50% in a global market that is averaging 10% to 15% yearly growth. Sagem Monetel sold one million electronic payment terminals in 2007 alone.

Telium has been able to outpace its competitors due to three distinctive technical advantages:

- processing time : it is the first terminal in the market to feature a 32-bit RISC processor, for record-setting processing times,
- security-oriented approach : the sensitive security functions are deeply embedded in its co-processors and thus unreachable,
- Reliability: the Telium range uses ASIC – Application-Specific Integrated Circuits – technology to reduce the total number of components, by grouping a large number of hardware and software functions in a single unit.

With the Telium range, Sagem Monetel consolidates its leadership in the market, as it continues to widen the gap with its competitors.

"We are very proud of this technological and commercial achievement," notes Chief Executive Joël Chevillard. "We obviously want to maintain our position at the cutting edge of innovation, but also continue our policy of delivering services to an increasingly international clientele, including banks and other financial institutions, as well as our network of distributor partners."


Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
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Sagem Monetel is part of the SAFRAN Group and is a 100% subsidiary of Sagem Defence & Security; it designs, develops, produces and markets electronic transaction terminals. With over 25 years of experience in the field of payment terminals, Sagem Monetel products and solutions have built a solid reputation of reliability and quality. Sagem Monetel is always at the vanguard of technology with the most innovative, high-performance solutions (fast processing, security for example). Sagem Monetel products are installed all over the world.

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