London, UK – 28th May 2019 – The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, announced today that Barnes Smart Solutions, an innovative technology driven solutions company and part of the Barnes International group, has joined as a Partner Member.
As a member, Barnes Smart Solutions will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Architecture Groups which will allow them to contribute towards the development and growth of MULTOS whilst benefiting from the Consortium’s marketing, technical, and networking resources with members that span the secure payments, digital identity and smart device industries.
Barnes Smart Solutions was formed in 2017 and has initially focused on building the capacity to service current customers of the EMV® data preparation software solution called “P3”, to further develop & enhance the P3 product family and to provide ongoing maintenance support. Being part of the Barnes International group, which is 27 years old and headquartered in the UK, with offices around the world in US, China, Malaysia, India, Portugal, Spain and Kenya allows Barnes Smart Solutions to reach all customers for sales and support.
P3 is a turnkey solution comprising of a Windows-based application and a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 approved hardware security module (HSM). It provides a simple low cost EMV data preparation solution for issuers to migrate from magnetic stripe cards to EMV smart cards. All the EMV card keys and data required for the various card association applications are created and managed in-house by the issuer in a range of output formats, delivering flexibility in choosing one or more bureaus for the card personalisation process.
Susan Higgo, MD at Barnes Smart Solutions, said: "The continued growth and evolution of electronic payments methods, contactless smart cards and IOT devices and their need for provisioning, personalisation, data preparation and secure processes is an exciting market to serve. Our world-class expertise in payments, leveraging the trusted MULTOS technology and established MULTOS Consortium, will enable us to provide extensive ongoing support for existing P3 customers as well as continue to drive innovation."
Paul Wilson, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium said “Barnes Smart Solutions are an innovative addition to the growing MULTOS Consortium and eco-system. Their expertise and capability in secure data generation and provisioning for smart devices such as smart cards is a valuable asset, and lends itself to the natural evolution to include a wider range of devices and services in the embedded, connected, and IoT domains. By also leveraging the advanced and secure MULTOS technology Barnes Smart Solutions will be able to continue evolving and provide advanced innovative solutions”.
About Barnes Smart Solutions:
Barnes is the chosen EMV chip and magnetic stripe test tool partner of banks and issuers, card manufacturers, personalisation bureaus, test laboratories and payment schemes worldwide. Barnes Smart Solutions is part of the Barnes International group that is headquartered in the UK, with offices in US, China, Malaysia, India, Portugal, Spain and Kenya, and with a 27-year history, the resources of the group and collective intellectual ability will be leveraged to the advantage of its customers. For more information, visit www.barnessmart.com
MULTOS is the most robust, industry-backed high security smart card platform, delivering simplicity and innovation to the world’s leading card and e-passport issuers. With a figure in excess of 1 billion issued smart cards and smart devices across more than 50 countries, thousands of issuers, including national governments, banks, corporate enterprises and transit authorities have taken advantage of the high security, multi-application platform for their deployment programmes. A wide range of applications including, EMV payment, contactless payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty and mass-transit ticketing, and connected and IoT smart devices may implemented, and co-reside, using a MULTOS powered chip. For further information, visit www.multos.com
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