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GlobalPlatform Secures a New Member in GALITT

05 May 2009 – GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure , has announced GALITT as the latest arrival to its growing membership base. GALITT, a specialist in card systems and secure electronic transactions, has joined GlobalPlatform to gain an insight into the organization’s compliance program activity.

Formed as a result of a merger between KaSYS, COGESYS and, GALITT has extensive experience in testing GlobalPlatform cards through its work with the US Department of Defense on a test platform for its Common Access Card. By becoming a GlobalPlatform member, GALITT identifies that it will be in a strong position to support a range of worldwide implementations based on GlobalPlatform technology.

Participating in GlobalPlatform activity as an Observer Member, GALITT representatives will have a voice in the association’s Advisory Council meetings, providing the company with an opportunity to influence the direction of GlobalPlatform initiatives, and network with the smart card business and technical community to discuss the latest industry issues and trends. Additionally, GALITT will be able to play an active role in the organization’s Mobile Task Force.

Gerard de Moura, Managing Director of GALITT , comments: “ GALITT has been involved in a number of high-profile projects to generate test platforms and we feel that we can further strengthen our position within the global card market by ensuring our test tools comply with the most recent GlobalPlatform Specifications. Furthermore, as GALITT ’s consultancy arm is currently working on a number of projects related to mobile payments, we look forward to sharing expertise with other members in this progressive area.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “Test tools play such an important role within the industry by ensuring that products being developed to abide by GlobalPlatform’s Specifications do, in fact, comply.   GALITT ’s wealth of knowledge in the area of test platforms, and their eagerness to promote the development and testing of products which conform to GlobalPlatform Specifications, makes the company a valued addition to our membership.”

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About GlobalPlatform

*2009 is the 10th anniversary of GlobalPlatform - to learn more about its achievements click here*

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.


GALITT gathers more than 20 years of experience in mastering e-transactions. Consulting services on payment systems cover the whole project cycle: ANTICIPATE – INITIATE – BUILD – IMPROVE from a marketing to a technical approach. Company competences include: business consulting, EFT business analysis, design and specifications, project management, security and quality audit. GALITT organizes training sessions dedicated to payment systems and card technologies. GALITT also offers engineering services on transaction systems and embedded software (programming, maintenance), and provides software including test tools (KaNest®, KaNest®-ICC) and added value solutions (VISUBANK®, VISUCARD®), private labels…). With its high level of expertise in card systems and secure electronic transactions, GALITT is the recognized leader in France in all its businesses, and the worldwide leader in providing test tools. The formation of GALITT is leveraging internal synergies bringing to the industry integrated added value services.

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