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(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

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