Morpho and Moneo Payment Solutions launch “MoneoPass by Morpho” contactless card

Paris, November 22, 2011

Morpho (Safran group) and Moneo Payment Solutions are pleased to announce the launch of the MoneoPass by Morpho contactless card.

Morpho designed the cards for multiple uses and a range of markets (local authorities, universities, businesses, and transport operators) according to Moneo Payment Solutions' specifications.

The use of multi-application contactless cards such as MoneoPass by Morpho is set to spread, as they combine various uses in a single medium. These include Moneo payment, access to transport, access management and control, season tickets, ID badges, catering, loyalty cards, etc.

These cards also pave the way for the forthcoming arrival of NFC mobile handsets. In the future cell phones will host all of these services, as contactless card readers will also be able to read NFC handsets.

MonoePass by Morpho is the successor to the BMS 2 contactless card, hundreds of thousands of which are used on a daily basis, particularly on university campuses.

The card can be rolled out quickly without affecting existing infrastructure.
The new version offers two notable improvements: it complies with the Calypso transport standard which is widely used throughout France and in a number of European countries, and it can also be used for highly secure applications as it contains PKI keys (Public Key Infrastructure).

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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho specializes in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
Through its e-Documents Division, Morpho is a pioneer and a global leader in the smart card industry. It develops and implements cutting-edge technology to turn the vision of unbounded mobile communications and integrated digital security into a reality. The Division's portfolio includes hardware, software, consulting and services, all focused on smart cards for the benefit of consumers and providers in the telecommunications, health, identification and banking areas.

About Moneo Payment Solutions
Moneo is an innovative and secure micropayment solution which can be used throughout France by businesses and individuals to make any purchase costing from €0.01 upwards. Moneo is topped up in banks, in post offices, at ATMs, in telephone boxes with the Moneo logo, and on the internet as well ( In addition to payment, Moneo also offers a range of applications which make it the leader in the multiservice card market (student, business and city card).

Tel : +33 (0)1 42 99 59 59

Morpho, e-Documents Division
Tel : +49 (0) 4347 715 2501
Mobile : +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61

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