ABnote Global, a leading global provider of secure documents, issuance systems and related services, announced today that its European data center has earned approval as a MasterCard Trusted Service Manager (TSM). The TSM certification for the data center in France complements the TSM certifications previously received by ABnote’s Australian and New Zealand data centers, which were the first in Australasia to earn such approval.
ABnote’s European TSM designation expands even further the Company’s ability to provide highly-secure remote services, including the over-the-air (OTA) and over –the-internet (OTI) downloading and personalization of NFC-enabled mobile phones, as well as instant-issuance solutions.
ABnote’s TSM delivers interoperability between mobile operators and financial issuers who utilize a mobile phone with a Micro SD, iPhone Sleeve or SIM Card (UICC chip). The TSM is a safe platform to securely provision payment and offer additional applications across a secure network.
With ABnote’s TSM, financial institutions and service providers receive a cost-effective, easy to use, standardized and secure method to transfer and install MasterCard PayPass™ enabled payment account information, on demand and real time, onto NFC enabled mobile phones. Once provisioned, consumers can immediately use their mobile phone at every merchant location worldwide where PayPass™ is accepted.
Philippe DELANOUE ABnote Europe CEO stated that, “ABnote offers an independent and secure TSM platform, which results in innovative, secure and profitable mobile applications. A variety of deployment models which meet the unique needs of customers are available, delivering confidence in the implementation and ongoing management of the TSM services provided. With more than 200 years of experience in processing and safeguarding critical data, ABnote continues to deliver the trust and security customers can rely upon.”
About ABnote and ABnote Europe:
ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe and Australasia, is a premiere and trusted provider of secure issuance and related services.In addition to secure mobile payment technology, primary products include identification and secure access cards (drivers’ licenses, national ID cards for governments worldwide, hotel and facility entry cards), financial cards (debit and credit cards), commercial plastic cards (gift, loyalty and membership), secure documents (savings bonds, stock certificates, passports, vital records, and checks), and related services (personalisation, warehousing, distribution and fulfilment). Besides the secure mobile payment, ABnote Europe is one of the European leaders of the supply and the personalization of banking, financial, identification, transport and loyalty cards. The company also supplies a consequent range of transaction systems for these various sectors. ABnote Europe brings together under the same brand a secure personalization plan and datacenter in France, a card manufacture and personalization plan, based in Ostrava in Czech Republic but also commercial offices in Slovakia.