Paris, February 29, 2012 – Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, announces the launch of Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID, its activity dedicated to security layer solutions for e-Health and electronic identity (e-ID) systems, based on its Ingenico Healthcare subsidiary in Germany and the recently acquired XIRING company in France.
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Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID combines the Group's activities dedicated to e-Health and e-ID from XIRING in France and Ingenico Healthcare in Germany, i.e. approximately one hundred people throughout Europe, representing a renowned expertise and an installed base of approximately 800,000 terminals. This also constitutes a line of products and solutions at the very forefront of innovation, addressing the needs of governments and administrations looking to dematerialise their Healthcare or Electronic Identity system.
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In Healthcare, Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID is founded on its position as a leader in France and Germany with solutions for securing health-based transactions. Based on readers and terminals dedicated to health cards, these solutions are used by pharmacists, healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, specialists, etc.) and healthcare establishments (hospitals, clinics, healthcare centres, etc.).
In electronic identity (e-ID), Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID is rolling out solutions adapted to suit different applications, from welcoming someone at the front desk of an administrative office through to the mobile checking of secure identity documents (national ID smart card, biometric passport, driving license smart card, etc.), from securing government agents workstations to securing the transactions performed remotely by citizens within the scope of government e-services. These solutions have already been selected by several administrations in Europe, in particular in France by French police forces.
The purpose of this new strategic approach is to support the development of numerous dematerialisation programmes in Europe and throughout the world, similar to that achieved in France and Germany. In this regard, the regrouping activity increases the Group's visibility in the area of Healthcare and Identity.
Georges Liberman, Executive Vice-President, Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID, stated: "Governments now have an expert contact to support them in developing their e-Health and e-ID dematerialization programmes. Our speciality involves providing the security layer required to use secure identity documents and health cards, the former making up a key factor for the success of these major programmes. Our leadership in France and Germany are major assets in implementing this strategy."