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Smart Card Laboratory Inc Becomes a GlobalPlatform Member

15 July 2009 – Smart Card Laboratory, Inc. (SCL), an international smart card solutions provider based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, has become the latest organization to join the expanding membership of GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure.

Offering a wide range of products and solutions related to smart cards, SCL will benefit from being able to closely track the debates and activities of all GlobalPlatform technical committees – card, device and systems. Joining as an Observer Member, the company will also have the opportunity to contribute to GlobalPlatform’s various Mobile Task Force initiatives and participate in its Advisory Council, which provides members with direct access to the Board of Directors.

Baek, Sang-su , General Manager at Smart Card Laboratory, Inc., comments: “Given our focus on JAVA Card and USIM smart card technology, and involvement in a number of significant mobile-related projects, we recognize the value in collaborating with GlobalPlatform and its cross-industry membership to further enhance our position in the marketplace. We firmly believe in the importance of sharing knowledge to further the creation of robust technical specifications for greater interoperability and ultimately the wider adoption of smart card technology around the world.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “We welcome SCL as our latest member from the Asian region and look forward to its valued input which, along with the work of our other members, will help us to continue to achieve our key business and technical priorities.”

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 Smart Card Laboratory, Inc.

Smart Card Laboratory, Inc. is a smart card solution which offers a wide range of products and solutions related to smart card i.e. wire and wireless e-payment system, perso system, key management system, SCMS, mobile card etc not only to local but also to the international market. www.smartcardlab.com

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