Bell ID signs new banking customer in Canada

Rotterdam - 26 March 2008

Bell ID, worldwide technology leader in the field of smart card management solutions, today announced that it will be providing a full EMV solution for managing over two million cards, to a major Canadian financial institution.

Bell ID will implement and support its ANDiS4EMV smart card management solution, enabling the bank to migrate its card base from magnetic stripe to MULTOS step one EMV chip cards.

The ANDiS4EMV solution from Bell ID comprises of a powerful card, application and key management system and data preparation engine. In addition, the solution leverages the ANDiS LDAP capabilities, and profits from Bell ID’s comprehensive web services interfaces, facilitating the integration with core retail banking systems including the customer service and IVR operations.

In line with the bank’s business plans, a number of additional ANDiS features will be enabled as part of a phased implementation approach. These include the multi-application server, post issuance personalization module and EMV Scripting solution.

Hugo Crawford, Sales Manager - Americas at Bell ID commented, “We are very pleased with this win and it further strengthens Bell ID’s position as the leading provider of EMV card management solutions in the Canadian market. It also testifies to the fact that financial institutions recognise the benefits that the ANDiS solution offers - not only does ANDiS4EMV provide the means for a smooth transition to EMV chip cards, but it enables the card issuer to exploit the full potential of the cards and maximise their return on investment”.

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