OT Cuts EMV Production Time to Just 5 Days with its X-Press Solution

OT (Oberthur Technologies), the No. 1 provider of chip payment cards in the United States, announced today the U.S. launch of its X-Press Solution which provides turnkey, expedited EMV-card supply within five days for card orders up to 25,000. OT is a one-stop shop for card issuers with large or small card orders at national banks, credit unions and community banks.

"OT’s X-Press Solution offers card issuers unmatched high-quality chip cards at a fraction of the standard lead time,” said Martin Ferenczi, President for North America at OT. “We thoroughly revamped our production processes to expedite chip-card supply based on feedback from issuers wanting to rapidly provide EMV fraud reduction benefits to cardholders."

The X-Press Solution features full product support for MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover chip cards.

This market-first solution will be based at OT’s 100,000-square-foot ISO 9001 and 14001 certified Manufacturing Supercenter located in Exton, Pennsylvania, which has produced more than a quarter of a billion chip cards. OT’s X-Press Solution provides best-in-class card design and EMV technical support. A dedicated customer service team manages the entire process. Fully calibrated .pdf proofs are delivered within 24 hours and optional plastic samples in 48 hours. The X-Press Solution provides the speed, quality and service needed for flawless EMV migration.

OT globally has shipped more than two billion EMV credit and debit cards from its network of four regional secure manufacturing hubs and 39 card personalization centers. Having established its U.S. footprint in 1996, the company is the No. 1 provider of chip payment cards in the U.S. market. OT has been personalizing EMV cards since 2010 in its bi-coastal personalization service centers located in Northern Virginia and Southern California.

For more about EMV in the USA, visit www.oberthur.com/emv.


OT is a world leader in embedded digital security that protects you when you connect, authenticate or pay.

OT is strategically positioned in high growth markets and offers embedded security software solutions for “end-point” devices as well as associated remote management solutions to a huge portfolio of international clients, including banks and financial institutions, mobile operators, authorities and governments, as well as manufacturers of connected objects and equipment.

OT employs over 6,500 employees worldwide, including almost 700 R&D people. With a global footprint of 4 regional secure manufacturing hubs and 39 secure service centers, OT’s international network serves clients in 169 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com


Trent Freeman
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