Gemalto Demo Turns NFC Phones into Convenient Identification Devices for the Workplace

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:00am EST

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BARCELONA, Spain--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Mobile World Congress - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in
digital security, is demonstrating innovative NFC applications at Mobile World
Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain (Hall 5 Stand 5G120). This proof of concept
for enterprise applications transform mobile phones into secure and convenient
identification and authentication devices for the workplace. Utilizing the
company`s proven UpTeq NFC SIM, Gemalto`s experimentation enables secure and
fast entry to buildings as well as provide strong authentication on PCs,
laptops, IT networks and other company services with nothing more than a tap of
the phone. 

With the user`s unique credentials protected by state-of-the-art smart card
security, the mobile phone becomes the key to greater flexibility and efficiency
in many everyday tasks. Gemalto`s UpTeq NFC SIM and embedded software support
numerous industry standards for contactless access, but these applications
extend the benefits of NFC technology far beyond building access control. 

Downloadable apps that are showcased at MWC 2013 include Gemalto`s Password
Companion, a secure password management application securely embedded in the SIM
that replaces low privacy and time-consuming log-in procedures for computing
devices and networks with contactless confirmation using the mobile phone for
authentication. NFC phones can also be used for booking meeting rooms,
controlling access to secure office printers, and making payments at vending
machines and canteens. 

"Smart phones and contactless cards are some of the most widely used
technologies in the enterprise today," said Frédéric Vasnier, Senior Vice
President of Telecommunications at Gemalto. "In addition, the workplace requires
a high level of security for physical and logical access. Combining expertise in
all these areas, Gemalto is committed to innovation in domains where security,
speed and convenience are crucial and "Enterprise" is a perfect use case for new
NFC applications."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with
2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out
of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries. 

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people
worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank,
entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe.
Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment
security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection,
eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable
machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. 

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals. 

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to
interact with the digital and wireless world. 

For more information visit,,, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

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Peggy Edoire, +33-4-4236-4540
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Yvonne Lim, +65-6317-3730
Asia Pacific
Nicole Smith, +1-512-758-8921
North America
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Latin America

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