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Gemalto delivers electronic covers for Turkish ePassport

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it is supplying its Sealys eCover for ePassports to Darphane, the Turkish Mint and Stamp Printing House. Gemalto is already the provider for the Turkish personalization program, having deployed the Coesys Issuance solution for the country's national authorities. With this new contract, Gemalto now provides these Turkish authorities with a complete end-to-end passport service, offering a one-stop implementation plan. For Turkey's 75 million citizens, electronic passports are issued for new applications as well as renewals. Currently, more than two million ePassports are issued each year.

According to the multi-year agreement, Gemalto is providing its ICAO Common Criteria certified software, embedded in the highly-durable passport inlay with secure microprocessor. Gemalto's Sealys eTravel product embeds the latest ICAO compliant operating system and guarantees seamless integration into Darphane's ePassport processes.

"The Turkish ePassport new secure embedded software is key to delivering the best traveler's experience to citizens," said Tommi Nordberg, Senior Vice President of Government Programs for Europe, Central Asia and Turkey at Gemalto. "We will continue to further develop our offers for the Turkish governmental agencies with the best in product and services."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

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Source:GEMALTO SA