NATURAL SECURITY ALLIANCE MEMBER SHORTLISTED FOR ASIAN SESAMES AWARDS
UINT recognised for innovation in technological applications for smart cards at leading industry awards
The Natural Security Alliance announced its member UINT has been shortlisted for the Asian Sesames Awards. Ahead of its official launch, the leader in powered cards beat tough competition to be shortlisted for its biometric payment with microSD solution in the Advanced Payment and Mobile Money category.
UINT CEO Philippe Blot, commented on the shortlisting, “We’ve specialised in smartcard engineering for the last six years and it’s a real achievement to be recognised for our innovation by the Sesames awards. Our latest product, a microSD contactless personal device that validates biometrics for in-person and online payment transactions and access to services, has been developed based on Natural Security Alliance standards. We believe that this will lead the next generation of authentication, and the Sesames award provides a great platform for us to showcase it to the industry.”
Cédric Hozanne, CEO at Natural Security Alliance commented, “We’re delighted for UINT and the recognition they’re receiving for their pioneering work in the smartcard sector. UINT is a valuable member of the Natural Security Alliance and it is through their expertise and collaboration with other members that a universal standard for strong authentication can be developed.”
The Asian SESAMES Awards aims to reward the most innovative technological applications developed for the Asian Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions, and contactless technology. Awards are given to the best projects in three categories: Advanced Payment and Mobile Money, Card Manufacturing & Personalization and Secure Identity.
Philippe Blot will disclose more information regarding this announcement in a presentation entitled “Multiapplication Biometric ID Card – Opportunities and Challenges” on the 20th march during CARTES ASIA 2014.
Winners will be selected by a panel of experts at the Asian SESAMES Ceremony held at Cartes Asia on Wednesday 19th March 2014.
André Delaforge, Head of Communication Advisory Committee for the Natural Security Alliance, will present “use cases for strong authentication based on biometrics and wireless personal device” on 20th March at 2.30.