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Cheseaux, Switzerland – November 17, 2009 – EDSI, a Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.VX) company, today announced that its EDEN CPA DDA e7020 software received EMVCo Type Approval.

“The approval by EMVCo of our EDEN CPA DDA e7020 software marks a significant step in the building up of our EMV CPA software range. With this second software we now meet the needs of our clients wishing to benefit from both the advanced features of EMV CPA and increased security through Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA),” commented Lucien Gani, Chairman of EDSI.

EMV CPA (Common Payment Application) is the result of the joint efforts by Mastercard, Visa, JCB and American Express to offer a standardized payment application and ease EMV migration.

EDEN CPA DDA e7020 is an advanced native software of EDSI EMV CPA compliant range supporting both Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) and Combined DDA / AC Generation (CDA) and enabling offline enciphered PIN verification.

Note to the Editor
EMVTM is a trademark owned by EMVCo LLC (herein referred to as EMVCo).
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EMVCo type approval of the application contained in the Integrated Circuit Card (Product) shall mean only that the Product has been tested in accordance and for sufficient conformance with the EMV Specifications, as of the date of the testing. EMVCo type approval is not in any way an endorsement or warranty regarding the completeness of the approval process or the functionality, quality or performance of any particular product or service. EMVCo does not warrant any products or services provided by third parties, including, but not limited to, the producer or provider of the Product and EMVCo approval does not under any circumstances include or imply any product warranties from EMVCo, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly disclaimed by EMVCo. All rights and remedies regarding products and services which have received EMVCo type approval shall be provided by the party providing such products or services, and not by EMVCo and EMVCo accepts no liability whatsoever in connection therewith.

About the Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.VX) is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks. The Kudelski Group is also a world technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. It additionally offers professional recorders and high-end Hi-Fi products. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Please visit for more information.

About EDSI
Founded in 1990, EDSI is a company specialized in the development of secure smartcard software for the pay TV and payment markets. EDSI, based in France, operates a R&D center in Cesson-Sévigné and a smartcard security evaluation laboratory in Caen. Thus EDSI masters every stage of smartcard software development (design, development, validation and security evaluation) and benefits from a unique positioning. Please visit for more information.

Daniel Herrera
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Kudelski Group
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Kudelski Group
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