Oberthur Card Systems Smart Card Solution to Meet FIPS Compliancy

Oberthur Card Systems, one of the leading smart card suppliers in the government market, is demonstrating its Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) compliant ID smart card solution, TotalIDOne, at CTST. The system will ensure government agencies are compliant with the HSPD-12, which requires a common identity and credentialing standard for physical and logical access for all federal employees and contractors.

"TotalIDOne is an off-the-shelf solution created as a result of the successful ID program we designed for the General Services Administration," said Philippe Tartavull, president and CEO of Oberthur Card Systems American division. "The system is compliant with all U.S. government standards making it a cost-effective and proven solution for other U.S. government agencies as well as contractors that must be compliant with HSPD-12 by October 2005 in order to do business with the government."

In addition to the manufacturing and personalization services that are critical to TotalIDOne, Oberthur Card Systems provides carrier attachment, PIN activation services, and back-up personalization facilities that are ISO 9000 compliant. All Oberthur Card Systems smart card products for Government markets including the latest FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified ID-One Cosmo, a dual interface contactless card with 64K of memory include a Personal Identify Verification (PIV) compliant application.

Oberthur Card Systems is steadily increasing its share of the public sector ID card programs, which include security and access contracts with a number of U.S. Government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, The Department of State, TSA and the U.S. Treasury.