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Monetech Becomes GlobalPlatform’s Latest Consultant Member

23 October 2008 – GlobalPlatform, the international smart card specifications body, has welcomed another Consultant Member with the addition of France-based consultancy, Monetech. The company focuses on innovative projects based on smart cards and secured transactions applied to payment, public transport and telecoms. Monetech provides bespoke assistance to its customers from initial project development stages through to deployment.

As a Consultant Member, Monetech is entitled to participate in GlobalPlatform’s Advisory Council and its Mobile and Government Task Forces. This allows the company to contribute to debates about the priorities and activities of the association, as well as offering a platform for Monetech to provide on-going market and application specific guidance to GlobalPlatform’s members.

Director of Monetech, Henry Castellan, says: “I believe GlobalPlatform offers the technological passport for future smart applications as it facilitates the free transfer of applications between markets. We are working on a number of diverse projects that all rely on GlobalPlatform Specifications, so joining the organization is a logical way for us to feed this field experience and market knowledge back into the association, while delivering the latest advances through GlobalPlatform technology to our customers.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “We launched our Consultant Membership category earlier this year and Monetech is a perfect example of the type of smaller consulting practices that GlobalPlatform wants to attract . Its size belies the wealth of knowledge held within the team and the vital role that the company can play in bringing the value of GlobalPlatform Specifications to new markets. We look forward to growing our Consultant Membership further in the months ahead.”

To qualify for Consultant Membership, firms must only employ one or two consultants, who cannot have full or part time employment at a publicly held company, government agency or educational institute. The annual fee is US$1,500. For further details visit  


About Monetech

Monetech is a consultancy firm with a clear focus on innovative projects based on smart cards and secured transactions applied to payment, public transport and telecoms. The company is currently active in areas such as contactless payment, contactless ticketing, multi-application cards and NFC mobiles. For more information, visit:

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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