The winners of the 2009 Sesames were announced before the opening of the CARTES & IDentification exhibition in Paris. Gemalto was the only company to take home more than one award, winning Sesames for best hardware and mobile application.
The winner for best hardware was awarded to Gemalto, Leti and Raisonance for their contactless smart card reader. The [email protected] is a joint effort of Gemalto, CEA Leti and Raisonance, and provides a high data rate standard. Building on existing standards for data rates up to 848 Kbps, the readers components promise 10 Mbps, secure transfer for contactless smart cards and systems in identity, health care and peer-to-peer applications.
For the best Software the Sesames was awarded to Sagem Orga for its T2TIT (Things to Things in the Internet of Things). The project defines and standardizes an architecture that enables communications between a Web portal and other objects. This project focuses on the treatment of the mobility and the privacy of these objects. A prototype shows its deployment on a large scale using smart cards.
The best identification application was awarded to JDSU with HoloFuse. HoloFuse is a product that integrates high-security demetalized holography with clear polycarbonate eliminating use of adhesives. This offers greater security while simplifying manufacturing. HoloFuse is compatible with laser engraving, adding easy to verify overt security above the variable data.
For the best IT Security application the Sesames was awarded to Neowave for its Weneo ID Corporate Bundle. The Weneo ID offers the Smart Object for enterprise. It offers a single pass for the corporate enterprise offering logical access control, physical access control, functionality that can be used for payment and ticketing.
ERG Transit System’s eO was awarded the Sesames for best transit application. eO is an open account-based fare collection system. Developed with the Utah Transit Authority, eO enables transit agencies to focus on moving people rather than managing cards. Readers accept contactless bank cards and ISO 14443 & 15693 cards managed by third parties like local ski resorts, universities and employers.
The winner for the best Banking/Finance/Retail application is Hypercom for its HyperSafe Remote Key System. Hypercom’s HyperSafe Remote Key System is a standards-based solution for “injecting” acquirers’ symmetric keys into point-of-sales terminals that are in a non-secure and remote environment. With this system, PIN encryption keys can be remotely downloaded to the POS terminal at the merchant location.
Gematik took home the award for the best health Care application. The company’s eHealth-Portal is a Web-portal solution that uses smart cards on client side, without plug-ins, drivers or other support generating tools. The system is designed to use smart card to authenticate patients for access to Web health-records.
For the best mobile application the winner is Gemalto for its Massim product. The MASSIM project targets a new field of application where the M2M/UICC is plugged into a electrical/gas metering equipment enabling the service to identify the subscriber through a network access.
The Sesames for best e-transactions application was awarded to Monext for Sign4Pay. Sign4Pay is a new payment method using WPKI services and infrastructure which enables a user to conduct secure online transactions. This product turns a SIM card associated with an electronic ID into a secure payment tool and make payment easier with no more complicated 3D-Secure payment steps.
The best Loyalty application Sesames was awarded to Oberthur Technologies for its Smart Lumière. Smart Lumiere is Oberthur’s light-card technology. Available in either dual interface or pure contactless configuration, Smart Lumiere emits light when in the field of a contactless reader to tell the cardholder when the transaction is processing.