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Agent and Professional Cards

Building on its experience, the Imprimerie Nationale develops a wide range of professional cards with identification and authentication systems tailored to the clients’ needs.

Our solutions range from identification cards to authentication cards with a contact-based interface and authentication cards fitted with a second non contact-based chip enabling access control management.

The Imprimerie Nationale relies on its integrated systems to offer infrastructure consisting of secure visual design, data provision and personalization, management of the card’s life cycle (including tracking), and secure infrastructure, including PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and cryptographic systems, certificate publications and rescissions, PIN number management and editing, dispatching and potential returns management.

Focus on Orange Group Professional Cards

In 2011 France Télécom-Orange (170,000 employees in more than 35 countries) took the decision to acquire a new professional card incorporating a number of services, all aimed at its employees across the whole of the group, on a single medium. It chose the Imprimerie Nationale to handle the design, development and supply of the multiservice professional cards which will initially be rolled out nationwide in France.

Using a series of technologies integrated by the Imprimerie Nationale, the new generation professional electronic card, which comes in the format of a polycarbonate credit card with transparent edges, offers the very highest levels of security. Laser engraving allows the holder’s personal data and photograph to be personalised straight away. Iridescent and invisible inks, along with a shimmer effect, micro-letters and guilloches all provide the card with additional means of security.

The card has a hybrid module containing two chips (with and without contact) using technology from SPS, one of the world leaders in electronic identity and a company with which the Imprimerie Nationale has forged a strategic partnership, also working alongside the Caisse des Dépôts. This technology will offer the advantage of providing each holder with a single multiservice smart card, valid on all sites according to the rights assigned.