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INSIDE Chosen by Card Technology Magazine as a Finalist in Their Breakthrough Awards

Tuesday 16 March 2004 19:46 CET | News

INSIDE Contactless has been chosen as a finalist by Card Technology Magazine in its Breakthrough Awards in the Innovation category thanks to INSIDE’s smartFilmsolution.

smartFilm, a multi-layer security film integrating a contactless chip, a silk-screen printed antenna and security prints to secure ID documents won a prestigious Sesame award at Cartes in November 2003. INSIDE has made it through to the finals of Card Technology Magazines Breakthrough Awards in recognition of its continuous efforts to bring innovative products to a constantly evolving marketplace. The US commitment to safer border control & the recent tragic events in Europe requires extraordinary vigilance & INSIDE is very proud to play its part in presenting its technology in smartFilm to improve secure ID & safer travel. In the innovation category, INSIDE has been nominated as a finalist together with 3 other companies: ENST for their EAP smart card, Sharp for their one megabyte flash memory chip and Mastercard for their Paypass. This is the first year that the internationally renowned magazine is organizing such an initiative. The Breakthrough Awards consist of 4 categories: Innovation, for the biggest advance in card technology in 2003; Implementation, for the most significant implementation of card technology in 2003; Integration representing the best example of combining technologies to solve a problem; and finally a Visionary award that recognizes the individual who did the most to advance the understanding and use of advanced card technology in 2003. These four awards are being introduced in 2004 in order to better honor and showcase the technologies and individuals who are moving the industry forward. They will be given in April at the CTST 2004 Conference and Exhibition (April 27-29, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC). The 11 International judges include the three editors of Card Technology and a panel of outside experts from a range of key industries.


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