France Télécom-Orange has selected Imprimerie Nationale to design, develop and supply multiservice professional cards for the company’s employees.
The initial rollout will take place across France before being deployed to all France Télécom-Orange’s 170,000 employees in more than 35 countries.
Imprimerie Nationale says: “Using a series of technologies integrated by the Imprimerie Nationale, the new generation professional electronic card, which comes in the format of a polycarbonate credit card with transparent edges, offers the very highest levels of security. Laser engraving allows the holder’s personal data and photograph to be personalised straight away. Iridescent and invisible inks, along with a shimmer effect, micro-letters and guilloches all provide the card with additional means of security.”
The card has a hybrid module containing two chips (with and without contact) using technology from SPS, a company with which the Imprimerie Nationale has forged a strategic partnership, also working alongside the Caisse des Dépôts. According to Imprimerie Nationale this technology will offer the advantage of providing each holder with a single multiservice smart card, valid on all sites according to the rights assigned.
“After supplying the new cards for the Ministries of the Interior and Justice, the Imprimerie Nationale, together with the France Télécom - Orange group, is consolidating its leadership in innovative solutions for the authentication of people and property,” says Didier Trutt, chairman, Imprimerie Nationale.