(SCHLUMBERGER)(SLB) ADVISORY/Schlumberger and its Network of Application
Developers Bring Smart Cards to Life
(Business Wire; 04/14/98)
Press Briefing Scheduled at D.C.
CardTech/SecurTech Conference, April 28th
Smart cards bring exceptional levels of convenience and security to
existing consumer and corporate applications and open a whole new world of
value-adding products and services. The growth of the smart card market will
largely depend on the availability of a wide variety of applications, as well
as the integration of services for multiple-application solutions.
It is innovative, real world applications, such as those created by
Schlumberger and its associate companies, that are driving the market for smart
cards in North America. Through their extensive network of developers and
creative utilization of technology to build real world solutions, Schlumberger
is bringing the applications that the industry has been waiting for, to life.
The maturing of the technology, and support of the computer industry for
smart cards were critical achievements in the past 24 months, as is the synergy
that has developed between Schlumberger and its associates to bring smart card
applications into people's lives for ID, stored value, banking, network
security and access control, self-service kiosks, frequent buyer programs, e-
commerce, healthcare data management and more.
WHAT: Schlumberger Press Briefing at CardTech/SecurTech
Conference to announce technology breakthroughs, new
industry products and implementations.
WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, April 28th, Noon-12:30 p.m., Washington
Convention Center, 900 Ninth St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration Level. Briefing room location will be posted.
Product demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the show (28th-30th)
on the exhibition floor, at Schlumberger Booth No. 1220 and the Schlumberger
Associates Pavillion at Booth No. 1225. -0-
Schlumberger Smart Cards & Terminals offers a flexible portfolio of smart
card-based solutions for businesses and communities of all kinds. The company
provides cards, terminals, development tools and support in open configurations
for operators, developers, integrators and distributors worldwide. Under The
Smart Village brand, the Schlumberger offer includes the milestone
Cyberflex(TM) card, the industry's first Java-based smart card. The Smart Cards
& Terminals group operates 45 facilities in 34 countries across the globe.
Additional information is available on the World Wide Web at