COLOMBES, France - Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced that its dual EMV payment cards are certified by Discover with its latest specifications, D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) version 1.1. These cards can be used worldwide across the Discover Global Network, which includes Discover Network, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks.
OT’s Discover-certified EMV dual interface payment cards can be used to make payments simply by tapping them in front of a contactless terminal. It further strengthens OT’s wide EMV certified cards portfolio. Other functionalities, such as transport, micropayment or access control, can accompany Discover’s payment functionalities. These cutting-edge payments cards meet international security standards in order help decrease fraud and improve cardholders’ protection.
“Led by our R&D team, we are delighted to embrace the latest Discover D-PAS specifications for a dual payment card. Cardholders can now enjoy the user-friendliness of the contactless technology across the Discover Global Network” said Eric Duforest, Managing Director of the Financial Services Institutions activity at OT.
Software and I.T. developments are at the heart of OT’s R&D strategy. Globally, almost 700 employees work to produce new encryption algorithms, software and security applications embedded in all types of devices.
ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
OT is a world leader in embedded digital security that protects you when you connect, authenticate or pay.
OT is strategically positioned in high growth markets and offers embedded security software solutions for “end-point” devices as well as associated remote management solutions to a huge portfolio of international clients, including banks and financial institutions, mobile operators, authorities and governments, as well as manufacturers of connected objects and equipment.
OT employs over 6 500 employees worldwide, including almost 700 R&D people. With a global footprint of 4 regional secure manufacturing hubs and 39 secure service centers, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
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