Safran Identity & Security selected as the future exclusive supplier of the French health system’s cards

Safran Identity & Security has been selected by the GIE SESAM-Vitale to ensure the development, manufacture and personalization of the French health insurance cards, the "Vitale" cards.

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Through a six-year contract, the company will supply all the industrial services to ensure the delivery of the Vitale health e-cards which are necessary for the identification, the authentication and the signature of the insured persons in France for healthcare services.

This new tender integrated for the first time the entire industrial scope, from the Java Card embedded software to the production of customized cards, leaving the bidders free to choose the components. This choice of global management of the value chain by the same actor enabled us to optimize the industrialization process and benefit from more competitive offers. Safran Identity & Security provided the best response to all our requirements and the design phase of the cards is already under way. 

Jacques de Varax, General Manager of GIE-SESAM Vitale 

"We are pleased to place our digital expertise at the service of the health sector, a strategic area of development for us. Becoming the exclusive supplier of the Vitale cards, which are at the heart of the digitalization of health care services in France, is a highly symbolic step," added Anne Bouverot, president of Safran Identity & Security. 

OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.

With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.

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