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Consult Hyperion Joins GlobalPlatform Membership

03 September 2009 – Consult Hyperion, an independent UK-based consultancy that specializes in the fields of secure transactions, contact and contactless multi-application smart card and mobile technology, is the latest company to become a GlobalPlatform member.  Consult Hyperion joins the international specification body for smart card infrastructure to remain at the forefront of the mobile revolution.

Joining at Observer Level, Consult Hyperion will stay informed of technology developments within the organization and discuss strategic and technical activities by participating in the Advisory Council; a forum designed to create an open dialogue between GlobalPlatform members and the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and Technical and Executive Directors.  The company will also have the opportunity to engage in GlobalPlatform's Mobile Task Force, which was established to drive existing GlobalPlatform technology, and to create new extensions of the technology, to satisfy the developing needs of mobile contactless services.

Neil Livingston, a Senior Consultant at Consult Hyperion, comments: "Consult Hyperion has worked on cutting edge assignments with some of the industry's leading players in emerging areas such as mobile NFC ticketing and payments.  We see the potential that the convergence of the secure smart card with contactless and mobile technology has in creating opportunities for an expanding ecosystem, and the delivery of innovative new consumer-oriented services.  By joining GlobalPlatform, we intend to contribute to the organization's development of business requirements and enhance our ability to deliver world-class consulting services through an advance awareness of key technology developments."

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: "With domain expertise in electronic payments, authentication, smart cards and network security, as well as over 23 years' experience working with a range of sectors including banks, governments and telecommunications operators, we welcome Consult Hyperion's business and systems analysis skills and experience to our membership."

For further details on different membership opportunities at GlobalPlatform visit: https://globalplatform.wpengine.com/membershiplevels.asp.

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GlobalPlatform is the world leader in smart card infrastructure development. Its proven technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are regarded as the industry standard for achieving interoperable, sustainable and flexible smart card deployments that support multi-application, multi-actor and multi-business model implementations.

GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. As of October 2008, an estimated 305.7 million GlobalPlatform-based smart cards had been deployed globally and an additional two billion mid range USIM/SIM cards worldwide are estimated to use GlobalPlatform card technology to enable over-the-air (OTA) application downloads for 3G and GSM mobile networks. www.globalplatform.org

About Consult Hyperion
Consult Hyperion is an independent IT consultancy with more than 23 years' experience of advising government, financial organisations, telecoms operators and their suppliers how to exploit new technology for payments, identity management, ticketing and other electronic transactions services. Consult Hyperion is currently advising organisations around the world on contactless payments, near-field communications (NFC), identity cards, mobile money transfers and migration strategies for MIFARE based ticketing systems.

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Company Contact:
Gloria Benson
Consult Hyperion
Tel: +44 (0)1483 301793
email: gloria.benson@chyp.com

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