Bell ID opens first office in the U.S.

Rotterdam - 13 September 2007

Leading smart card software company Bell ID, is pleased to announce that it will be opening its first office in the United States on 17th September.

Based in the Netherlands, with offices in the U.K, Dubai and Germany, Bell ID is a leader in the field of card, application and key management software. Bell ID’s ANDiS product is listed on the General Services Administration (GSA) Approved Products List (APL) and has been used for projects involving the GSA and the Transport Services Administration (TSA) in the USA. Bell ID has many international partners and customers including the Boeing Company, the Department of Defence (NL) and other major banks, governments and smart card issuers.

From the new office near Washington D.C., Bell ID will build on its current activities in North and South America, with a focus on growing the corporate ID, mobile, government ID and contactless banking business. In addition, the U.S. office will provide local support for ongoing pilots and the implementation of test systems to prospective partners and customers.

Igno Peters, Managing Director at Bell ID said “We are very pleased to be expanding Bell ID into the U.S. This is the next step in our strategy for the Americas, and enables us to be much closer to our current U.S. and Canadian customers and partners.”

Bell ID’s renowned ANDiS management system is an open software platform which works as the central component of a card scheme, communicating with different systems to ensure full control over all cards, applications and cryptographic keys. With the current trend towards increased security, the ANDiS management system already complies with the U.S. government’s FIPS 201 standard which sets out the minimum requirements for a secure means of identification for federal government employees and contractors.

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority said, “We are excited to welcome Bell ID to the community. The company’s technology has applications across a wide variety of government and industry sectors. Fairfax County provides a good location from which to base U.S. operations and reach the rest of the country.” Bell ID’s new office is located at 2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Suite 500, Herndon, Virginia 20171 and can be contacted on +1 7037886540 from the 17th September 2007.

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