Gemalto Achieves 25 million Milestone for e-Driver’s Licenses Delivered to India

  Gemalto Achieves 25 million Milestone for e-Driver’s Licenses Delivered to

Cartes 2012

Business Wire

PARIS -- November 07, 2012

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that it has delivered over 25 million e-Driver’s Licenses and
Vehicle Registration Certificates to India. Gemalto has been providing these
Sealys secure e-documents to multiple states across India since 2003.

The Sealys smart card solution combines with the automation of business
processes at decentralized regional transport offices and state level
transport registers. This enables the India government to consolidate driver
and vehicle registration information across the population in a central
repository, improving the administrative efficiency of the transport authority
and other government departments.

The secure e-documents contain a microprocessor that securely stores the
driver or vehicle’s data. The e-Driver’s License enables on-the-fly
verification of driving credentials by authorities and prevents identity
theft. The Vehicle Registration Certificate contains statutory data about the
vehicle, such as its registration, owner, insurance and pollution control
certificate. The smart card technology also helps the government handle
interstate vehicle movement, resulting in improved service access and quality
of service to drivers.

“This milestone reaffirms Gemalto’s commitment to India, our local expertise
and high level of quality and service in the domain of secure documents,” said
Ng Fook Seng, Asia Senior Vice-President of the Security Business Unit at
Gemalto. “We look forward to furthering this long term relation to provide
secure e-documents for all of India’s drivers and vehicle owners.”

The e-Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration Certificates in India utilizes
the Smart Card Operating System for Transport Applications (SCOSTA) standard.
Together with the Indian government and industry, Gemalto played a key role in
defining the standard.

Gemalto has over 17 years of experience serving the India market and has
played a significant role in various national and private projects. Secure
solutions for mobile financial services, smart banking cards used for EMV and
advanced PKI cards for logical access to IT and cloud services together with
identity verification are some of the solutions deployed by Gemalto in India.
With its global technological leadership and expertise in the security
requirements of fast-developing economies, Gemalto is ideally placed to meet
the digital security needs of the Indian government, corporations and

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security
with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees
operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in
43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop,
bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable.
Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and
security of people’s digital lives.

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to
interact with the digital and wireless world.

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