30 May 2011 (Bologna, Italy) – CIM, a leading-edge card personalization machines manufacturer and Bell ID, a leading smart token management solution provider, today announced a global partnership to realise extensive end-to-end solutions for the in-branch and mass personalisation of EMV smart cards.
CIM provides versatile central as well as in-branch issuance desktop machines, designed to work 24/7 and have an all-in-one combination of personalisation technologies including thermal printing, embossing, front and rear indent, contact and contactless chip encoding; all in a single pass through the machine. All machines can be interconnected to meet any production process configuration by the operator, providing flexible redundancy and ease of use. Bell ID’s EMV Token Manager software realises a secure connection between hardware provided by CIM and the centralised, back-offices card applications. The joint-offering provides financial institutions with robust and proven central and in-branch issuance capabilities for all major card schemes, for both contact as well as contactless smart cards.
The combination of both software and hardware packages with the extensive partner network of both companies, also guarantee rapid localised implementations and excellent local support services.
Alberto Mucelli, President & CEO at CIM, commented: “This exciting partnership between CIM and Bell ID is a great opportunity to benefit of the respective skills, experiences, products and services to propose value-added Solutions to the International Customers. We thank Bell ID for this cooperation and are looking forward to working together on many successful joint projects.”
David Orme, CEO at Bell ID, added: “This partnership adds a new perspective on our in-branch issuance offering and provides new opportunities to meet the growing demand of our customers for in-branch and mass personalisation. We are delighted to be cooperating with such an innovative organisation and look forward to a fruitful partnership with CIM in the years to come.”
CIM (www.cimitaly.it) is the MF Group S.p.A. complete line of products related to Plastic Card Personalization Equipment. Since 1985 CIM has designed and manufactured a complete range of equipment suitable for instant card issuance and centralized card issuance. The company is present in most of the worldwide countries through and international dealer network.
About Bell ID
Bell ID (www.bellid.com) is a worldwide technology leader in the field of smart card/ token management solutions, with the largest team in the industry dedicated exclusively to developing software that manages life-cycles, applications and cryptographic keys. Having operated in this highly specialised field for 20 years, Bell ID is a true card and token management expert providing unparalleled knowledge, experience and products to an unrivalled portfolio of customers. Bell ID’s software is used in finance, identity and mobile solutions worldwide.
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