03/16/2010

Oberthur Technologies SIM Cards To Be Powered By Mobile-XL™:


LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2010*–Mobile-XL™, a mobile technology company, today announced that it has partnered with Oberthur Technologies, the world’s second largest provider of smart card solutions, to embed its XLBrowser™ Content Platform on Oberthur technologies’ line of SIM Cards.


Through Mobile-XL’s™ XLBrowser™ platform, Oberthur Technologies SIM cards will be able to seamlessly access a complete, comprehensive and dynamic platform of contents that will improve the mobile experience for the end -users. Furthermore, using SMS as the data channel, Oberthur Technologies will be able to offer these services on low capacity SIMs, yet creating additional opportunities to operators to expand their product portfolio.


The XL/Browser’s platform /will give Oberthur Technologies SIM card customers and their subscribers instant access to a wide range of services ranging from news, sports, yellow pages, education, lifestyle, fun and entertainment services, email access, chat as well as some user generated content.


According to Olivier Leroux, Director of Mobile Product Line at Oberthur Technologies “we are pleased about our partnership with Mobile XL as it will give a new dimension to the portfolio of services we offer within our SIM product line. Mobile network operators are increasingly looking for ways to grow their business in addition to voice revenues and we see this service on the SIM as a compelling solution.”


Says Maurice Hazan, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Mobile-XL™: “ It is quite a honor to be selected by Oberthur Technologies as a partner in such an ambitious project. Our goal is to provide universal access to basic information services and that is a mission we share with our mobile operator partners. Being embedded on the SIM card is another significant milestone in that direction and we are delighted to see the commitment from Oberthur Technologies to make that happen. We also have similar market interests so we look forward to a closer collaboration with Oberthur Technologies’ regional team and for this partnership to increase our global coverage beyond our existing markets.”



About Mobile-XL™: Mobile-XL™ is a California-based technology company focused on building value added services to mobile users worldwide. Mobile-XL’s™ mission is to bridge the digital divide by connecting families, friends, communities and businesses using the ubiquitous SMS channel. Mobile-XL™ products are revolutionary in providing connectivity and tools for empowerment to areas with limited or expensive internet access. For more information, please visit www.mobile-xl.com.


About Oberthur Technologies: With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets:

  • Card Systems: One of the world’s leading providers of security and identification based on smart card technology and associated services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

  • Identity: International player for the manufacture and personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity card, driving license or health care card - traditional and electronic - and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.

  • Fiduciary printing: World’s third largest private security printer specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.

  • Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.


Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (société anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.’s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris. Website: www.oberthur.com.


MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mobile-XL™

Dana Mech, VP of Marketing

dana.mech@mobile-xl.com


Oberthur Technologies

Matthew Stroud, Press Contact

Telephone: +33 1 47 85 58 06

m.stroud@oberthur.com