Matica to Demonstrate Cost Effective EMV Card Issuance Solutions at Cartes America

Milan, Italy – 3 April, 2013 – Matica System, a leading worldwide company that designs, manufactures and distributes card personalization and mailing systems as well as ID card printers and metal plate embossers, is pleased to announce it will be demonstrating EMV card issuance solutions at the Cartes America event, April 23rd-25th at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

Leveraging the Palmaris Central Issuance software from Cardtek USA and the Matica® S5000, S6000 and S7000 lines, Matica System and Cardtek USA will together demonstrate options for migrating to EMV-compliant chip card personalization.

“While the demand for EMV cards is going up, many US factories are facing a dilemma created by the high cost of chip card personalization hardware plus EMV software. It’s difficult to justify those costs today when compared to the current US demand. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Cardtek USA in our booth to demonstrate turnkey solutions that effectively lower the cost-of-entry to EMV”, says Jonathan Bowen, Business Development Manager for Matica System in North America.

Gregg Smith of Cardtek USA added, “We’re pleased to work alongside Matica to show card bureaus and other agencies the robust,cost effective,award winning Palmaris card issuance software, developed from 12 years of European experience.Palmaris software is used worldwide to issue EMV cards every day.”

Located in booth 406, Matica will demonstrate not only chip card personalization, but also embossing, thermal graphics printing and laser engraving, along with card-on-carrier mailing and fulfillment solutions. In addition, the group will also demonstrate printing, encoding, laminating and laser engraving on various systems in its EDIsecure® credential issuance product line.

About the Group

Matica designs, manufactures and distributes cost-efficient, flexible solutions for industrial card personalization and cardmailing systems for banking, government, access control, ID and transportation applications, featuring a full range ofalternative personalization and encoding technologies. Together with Digital Identification Solutions which providesadvanced identification systems specialized for secure government and corporate applications, they offer a global presenceand a strong support network. The Group provides to its joint customer base, local sales forces for its worldwide regions withmarketing integration and skilled technical support for its combined market segments.The Group is represented worldwide with offices in Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Singapore, China, the USA andthe UAE.

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About Cardtek Group

Cardtek, based in Istanbul ,Turkey was founded in 2001 as a software provider for Turkish banks, and entered the payment systems industry during the transition period in Turkish banking. Having quickly achieved success with its specialized staff, technical expertise and focused R&D processes, the company became a leader in EMV, and chip and pin technology.Extending services to card payment systems in 2006 the company gained international recognition and was certified by MasterCard in 2010.Cardtek NA was formed in 2011, and a technology support group was opened in Chicago in 2012 to support new and existing customers in the US and Canada.Cardtek now has offices in 6 countries supporting the broad EMV product portfolio, as well as Cardtek Academy for EMV training and consultancy, and Phaymobile the company’s rapidly growing mobile payments group