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FNMT-RCM Joins GlobalPlatform

05 November 2008 – Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM), a public business entity under the umbrella of Spain’s Ministry of Economy and Treasury, has become a member of the international smart card specification body, GlobalPlatform. The move demonstrates the company’s commitment to remain at the cutting edge of smart card technology innovation and its support for establishing an interoperable and sustainable smart card infrastructure.

FNMT-RCM manufactures a range of high security documents and smart card products for banking, identity, loyalty, transport and access control applications in both the public and private sectors. Joining as an Observer Member, the company will be able to participate in GlobalPlatform’s Task Forces and Advisory Council, providing it with opportunities to influence the direction of GlobalPlatform initiatives. In addition, it will be able to closely monitor the discussions and output of all GlobalPlatform technical committees and network with the smart card business and technical community to discuss the latest industry issues and trends.

Jose-Miguel Fernández-Liencres, Commercial Director at FNMT-RCM, said: “We think that GlobalPlatform is one of the best forums for sharing ideas, opinions and experiences with other partners in the smart card industry.  Membership will provide us with further insight into the latest open infrastructure developments, and this in turn will enable us to choose the most innovative security solutions to suit our customers.  We look forward to sharing our market knowledge and contributing to the development of GlobalPlatform Business Requirements which will support future smart card-based deployments.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “FMNT-RCM’s unique tradition allied to its expertise in today’s smart card market provides a solid base from which it can contribute to our ongoing discussions and initiatives. This, coupled with the company’s appreciation of the importance and relevance of GlobalPlatform Specifications within the industry, makes FMNT-RCM a welcome addition to our growing membership base.”

For further details on different membership opportunities at GlobalPlatform visit https://globalplatform.wpengine.com/showpage.asp?code=globalcoop.  

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 About FNMT-RCM

FNMT-RCM has over 10 years’ experience manufacturing a range of high security documents and smart card products for banking, identity, loyalty, transport and access control applications in both the public and private sectors. Based in Spain, the company boasts its own engineering team which develops operating systems for smart cards and software applications, and an international project team that specializes in government initiatives using smart documents. For more information, please visit https://www.fnmt.es/.

For further information on FNMT-RCM, please contact Jose M. Deza Cano, FNMT-RCM GlobalPlatform Representative: jmdeza@fnmt.es or on +34 9156 66822.

About GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform is the global leader in smart card infrastructure development and its proven, technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are known as the standard for smart card infrastructure. GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. For more information about GlobalPlatform, visit: www.globalplatform.org 

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