Universal Smart Cards Limited joins the MULTOS Consortium


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The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, announced today that Universal Smart Cards Limited, a market leader in the implementation of smart cards and associated products has joined as a Partner Member. 

As a member, Universal Smart Cards will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Advisory Groups to contribute towards innovation and advancement of MULTOS in smart card and smart device industries and in return, benefit from the Consortium’s marketing, technical and networking resources. They will join a thirty plus strong membership organisation that includes companies spanning across the secure smart device industry.     

Chris Allen, Managing Director at Universal Smart Cards said “The robust MULTOS technology is a complementary addition to our extensive product and service offer. Our clients will be able to benefit from the high level of service and support we provide whilst leveraging the security and flexibility of MULTOS. As the smart card and smart device markets continue to evolve, Universal Smart Cards as a capable business in the MULTOS eco-system will be able to further deliver the high tech products and services expected by the clients of today. We welcome the support of the MULTOS Consortium as our business continues to grow and evolve for the future”.

Paul Wilson, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium said “Universal Smart Cards have seen an impressive growth in business over the past few years and are continuing to expand their provision of technical products, services and expertise. MULTOS will help to ensure they experience a new phase of further growth and evolution. We are delighted to welcome Universal Smart Cards as a valued stakeholder in the global MULTOS Consortium. We look forward to working more closely with them and supporting their continued business success.”


About Universal Smart Cards:
Universal Smart Cards is a market leader in the implementation of smart cards and associated products. Having shipped over 100 million products worldwide, they are able to offer clients a vast array of smart cards, card readers, card printers and accessories, together with RFID wristbands and RFID key fobs, plus RFID labels and tags and more. They offer a ‘one stop shop’ for products, can provide advice and consultancy services around the implementation of smart cards for applications including (but not limited to); logical and physical access, cashless, payments, print management, loyalty and membership, smart transport, time and attendance and asset tracking. For further information, visit

MULTOS is the most robust, industry-backed high security smart card platform, delivering simplicity and innovation to the world’s leading card and e-passport issuers. With a figure in excess of 1 billion issued smart cards and smart devices across more than 50 countries, thousands of issuers, including national governments, banks, corporate enterprises and transit authorities have taken advantage of the high security, multi-application platform for their deployment programmes. A wide range of applications including, EMV payment, contactless payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty and mass-transit ticketing, and connected smart devices may implemented, and co-reside, using a MULTOS powered chip. For further information, visit
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