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GlobalPlatform At CTST 2007


03 May 2007 - International smart card specifications body, GlobalPlatform, will deliver a full day session at CardTech SecurTech 2007, entitled: Applying GlobalPlatform Technology in ID and Mobile. Scheduled for Tuesday 15 May, from 9 am–5:30 pm, the session is aimed at delegates with an intermediate knowledge of the smart card market and its related technology.

Moderated by GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director, Kevin Gillick, the session offers an insight, from a card, device and systems perspective, into the business and technical benefits of standardization in integrated smart card implementations. Key presentations will outline the relevance of GlobalPlatform technology to the Government ID and mobile sectors and many existing deployments from across the world will be showcased as real life illustrations, including the US Department of Defense Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card, the US Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card Program and Visa’s Contactless Reference Implementations in Asia Pacific.

In addition to this session on the first day of the conference, GlobalPlatform will also have significant visibility on the floor of the exhibition, thanks to the following members who plan to demonstrate applications of GlobalPlatform technology on their booths:

  • Collis -
    Throughout the show Collis will demonstrate the GlobalPlatform Systems Compliance Test Suite, which enables issuers and vendors of smart card management systems to quickly and thoroughly self-test the compliance of their systems to the GlobalPlatform Profile and Scripting Specifications. Collis booth: 842.

Datacard Group will be showcasing its Datacard Affina Personalization Manager software and Datacard Affina Enterprise Platform software throughout the duration of the exhibition. Datacard Group booth: 417.

Gemalto will be running a Contactless and Mobile Payments technology demonstration, utilizing the GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.1.1. Demonstrations will be taking place throughout the show. Gemalto booth: 300.

Oberthur CS will run its ‘Fingerprint Match on Card’ demonstration, which uses GlobalPlatform technology, throughout the show. Oberthur booth: 551.

To view further information about the conference and details of how to pre-book attendance to GlobalPlatform’s session ‘Applying GlobalPlatform Technology in ID and Mobile’, please visit:


For further media information, please contact Lee’ann Kaufman / Sarah Jones at iseepr
+44 (0) 113 274 5252


  • GlobalPlatform media contact at Card Tech Secur Tech will be Lee’ann Kaufman, contactable on +44 7951 397 872.

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:

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