Bell ID, the worldwide technology leader in token management solutions, and PPC Card Systems (PPC), an EMV certified card personalization bureau, today announced a collaboration to enable hosted provisioning and management services for secure mobile contactless applications, often known as NFC applications.
The proposition enables mobile network operators, banks and service providers to deliver mobile application provisioning and/or Trusted Service Manager (TSM) services to their client base through the use of hosted ‘over the air’ provisioning and comprehensive management services for mobile contactless applications.
The joint solution takes advantage of Bell ID’s market proven high volume token, application & key lifecycle management systems within the certified and secure operations environment, managed by PPC. This approach delivers the capability of issuing and managing companion cards to complement the mobile contactless tokens. PPC, member of the AEM Technologies Group (Switzerland), personalizes and distributes smart cards for many European financial organizations and brings significant operational expertise to the partnership.
“The collaboration between Bell ID and PPC means we can provide a broader set of solution delivery options, further encouraging mass market adoption of NFC based mobile contactless applications”, said David Orme, CEO of Bell ID. “We are pleased to integrate and partner with PPC, a well-respected and proven provider of personalization services in Europe.”
Jos van der Linden, Managing Director at PPC Card Systems, commented “As a result of this partnership with Bell ID we can now offer an additional service to our customers. With the expertise of Bell ID we can offer the best of both worlds to our clients that need secure personalization services and token life-cycle management.”
About PPC Card Systems
PPC Card Systems b.v. (www.ppc.nl) is a personalization bureau with a track record of more than 25 years. PPC is specialized in the field of secure personalization services and is certified for personalization of products from VISA, MasterCard and domestic payment schemes such as PIN and Chipknip. PPC was one of the first organizations to do large scale roll-out of contactless tokens for payment applications.
About AEM Technologies Holding AG
The Swiss company AEM Technologies Holding AG is the leading provider of products and solutions for auto ID and electronic components and systems. Its portfolio ranges from smart cards all the way to complex electronic modules and systems.
The individual companies of AEM Group currently serve customers in the access, medical systems, payment services, industrial automation, healthcare, avionics, customer loyalty, data communication and public services industries with a combined staff of over 600.