Press Releases for Card Systems
Oberthur Technologies and Critical Path in exclusive partnership - To provide backup and restore services for mobile phones
Nanterre, April 4th, 2011
Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in the field of secure technologies, and Critical Path, leader in the field of messaging services, have announced today an exclusive agreement to provide a joint back-up and synchronisation platform for device and SIM data. The combined offer provides efficient management of a subscriber’s personal data on either their SIM or their mobile devices.
As mobile devices are increasingly at the centre of social activites and multimedia entertainment, customers have a rising fear of losing their contacts, pictures, music and other personal content when losing or changing their mobile device. With the spreading of personal data across multiple mobile devices – mobile phones, tablets, netbooks – the need for synchronizing and storing them in one safe place has become crucial.
Oberthur Technologies and Critical Path joint back-up and synchronisation platform provides an intuitive and complete solution to synchronize, manage, save and restore personal data either directly from the customer mobile device or through a user-friendly web interface. Customers can manage synchronization automatically, periodically or manually since it allows device detection and recognition. Mobile operators will therefore secure customer satisfaction and loyalty by quickly storing and restoring their data and content.
“By bringing together our expertise in solutions development and hosting with Critical Path’s know-how of handset phonebook and content management, we demonstrate our capability to support mobile operators wanting to safeguard their customers’ personal data with a flexible and convenient tool” said Arnaud de La Chapelle, Convergence and Solutions General Manager, at Oberthur Technologies’ Card Systems Division.
“Mobile phone is something consumers cannot live without. Providing a service to keep information, especially contacts, protected is an untapped opportunity for operators,” said Mark Palomba, Critical Path CEO. “Oberthur Technologies is a leader in SIM backup and we are very excited to partner with them to provide a complete backup and protection service to the market.”
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card), production of banknotes, cheques and other fiduciary documents, intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM. Oberthur Technologies has 6,800 employees through 40 countries and 65 sites. The Group posted 2010 sales of €979M.
About Critical Path, Inc.
Critical Path's extensive portfolio of applications and services enable millions of people to communicate, connect, share and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance. Consumer solutions for online communication and social networking are delivered to leading service providers under the Memova® brand for white-label applications, and directly to consumers as the award-winning "ShoZu" service. The world's largest enterprises choose messaging, safety and assurance solutions delivered under the Mirapoint brand. With offices around the globe, Critical Path supports companies with their deployments of Memova, ShoZu and Mirapoint solutions to drive revenue, boost loyalty, streamline operations and reduce costs. More information is available at www.criticalpath.net.
Note to Editors: Critical Path, the Critical Path logo, Memova and the Memova logo are the trademarks of Critical Path, Inc., registered in various jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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