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Finalists for the American SESAMES Awards Announced

Comexposium, organizers of the global CARTES events, today named the finalists for the first American SESAMES Awards. The winners will be announced on May 13 at CARTES America 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This new awards, based on the 19 year heritage of the SESAMES Awards held each year at the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS Exposition in France, recognize technology innovation for smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technology developed for the U.S. market. The finalists, representing the following award categories, include:

  • Emerging Payments
    • Oberthur Technologies for Omni-channel Wallet
    • ROAM for RP750x
    • Sequoia Retails Systems, Inc. for the QuadPoint Compact Register
  • Card Manufacturing
    • Oberthur Technologies for Lasink
    • SKIMPROT Ltd. for SkimProt
    • SmartDisplayer Technology Co., Ltd. for iCARD4
  • Identification
    • Brigham Scully Public Relations for Zwipe Biometric Card
    • DigitalPersona, Inc. for DigitalPersona Altus
    • GOTrust Technology Inc. for SDencrypter Lite.

Winners of the American Sesames Awards will be selected by a judging panel including Daniel Chatelain, managing director of The Baypay Forum; Kevin Gillick, executive director of GlobalPlatform; Dan Inbar, CEO of Homeland Security Research Corp.; Donald Malloy, chairman of OATH; and Joe O'Konek, CEO of MRC/Merchant Risk Council.

Helping the payment, identification and authentication industry wrestle with complex technology and market decisions, CARTES America 2014 is hosting a roster of some 80 speakers, during 6 education tracks and 5 keynote sessions, at this upcoming May 13-15 conference and exhibition from May 13-15.

CARTES America 2014 attendees can choose from a one or three day full conference pass (with full access to all presentations, keynotes, the exhibition, lunch and special receptions), or a one or three day event pass (with access to keynote presentations, the exhibition and special receptions). To register for CARTES America, visit www.cartes-america.com. Accredited members of the media are invited to register for free and can email the CARTES media contacts for registration details. Visit CARTES America on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

CARTES America 2014 is endorsed by global and local partners including Biometricupdate.com, Convergencia Latina, BusinessWire, Digital Transactions, Global Platform, The Green Sheet, Javelin Strategy & Research, Mobile Payments World, NFC World, PayBefore, Payment Media, Payments Business, Security Identify Alliance, Security Stock Watch, Smart Insights, Smart Payment Association, and Transaction World.

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The CARTES Network encompasses the leading international and regional exhibitions and conferences devoted to smart technologies. From its beginnings in Paris in 1985, CARTES has grown to become the world’s number one security and payment event, gathering 450 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 142 countries. CARTES exhibitions and conferences also take place in Asia and North America. CARTES events are organized by COMEXPOSIUM, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs.

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