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GEMALTO AND NAGRAVISION ACHIEVE A WORLD'S FIRST BY DEMONSTRATING AN END-TO-END OMA BCAST SMARTCARD PROFILE INTEROPERABILITY SOLUTION
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  • First ever integration and testing of the complete value chain was implemented at Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)TestFest 21
  • Nagravision and Gemalto first to successfully demonstrate interoperability between head-end equipment and a Mobile TV card in full compliance with the OMA BCAST SCP 1.0 specifications
  • Nagravision’s OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile head-end solution is available today and Gemalto’s one will be available early 2008 providing all the functions needed to protect broadcasted service and content

Cheseaux, Switzerland and Paris, France - January 14, 2008 - Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD) company, and Gemalto (Euronext: NL0000400653 GTO) announced today that they achieved a world’s first by demonstrating a fully operational, end-to-end OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile 1.0 Solution for mobile TV services.

At the OMA TestFest 21, held in Bled (Slovenia), from November 9th to 16th, the companies implemented the first ever integration and testing of the complete value chain of products from the head-end to the consumer device. The successful demonstration of interoperability between Nagravision head-end equipment and Gemalto Mobile TV cards was tested and verified to be in full compliance with the OMA BCAST SCP 1.0 specifications.

The OMA BCAST smartcard profile is an open standardized SIM-based service protection system defined by OMA members including mobile operators, device and network suppliers, and content providers.

Jean-Luc Jezouin, senior vice president Mobile TV business unit at Nagravision said:
“We are building on our clear leadership in mobile conditional access, demonstrated by our current 95% market share in DVB-H users worldwide using the DVB OSF standard, and we continue to lead the market by delivering the first products that are fully compliant to the OMA BCAST specifications. Through this collaboration with Gemalto, we are actively participating in the launch of the mobile TV business and can further assist operators by helping them protect and make money from the content delivered. At TestFest 21, Nagravision demonstrated the most advanced OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile head-end platform, performing all tests covering the entire mobile TV value chain. The product is now available for shipment to our customers.”

“Gemalto has successfully performed the end-to-end testing and integration of its Mobile TV card with the Nagravision Head End server; it is a first in the world and Gemalto achieved it” comments Gabrielle Bugat, senior vice president Mobile TV Business Group at Gemalto. “Gemalto SCP cards will be available by early 2008 and will fully comply with the OMA BCAST specifications. The Mobile TV cards will be bundled with a unique maintenance service that allows USIM-based software to be updated at any time to maintain a constant high level of security and implement new functionalities.”

OMA believes that interoperability is critical to ensure the commercial success of mobile data services, including those delivered by 2.5G and 3G networks.

Consequently, the OMA interoperability process (IOP) was established around the concept of regularly held Test Festivals, now called OMA TestFests. Hosted by the OMA, member companies, like Nagravision and Gemalto can bring their implementations to test in multiple cross-vendor combinations. OMA TestFests are designed to have a dual purpose by ensuring the quality of OMA specifications and enabling vendors to verify and test the interoperability of their product implementations.

For the first time, Nagravision and Gemalto OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile solutions were successfully tested, providing all the functions needed to protect broadcasted service and content. Solutions can be configured as extensions to existing Nagravision conditional access integrations or as a stand-alone platform.

The solution will be showcased at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
(11-14 February 2008) at Nagravision hospitality suite 4.4HS02 and on Gemalto booth 8 A 102 (Hall 8).

About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.

In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable. Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers. More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years. Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus. For more information, please visit www.gemalto.com.

Contacts:

Gemalto
Aline Borne
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 01 51 05
Mob : +33 (0)6 16 29 87 04
E-mail: aline.borne@gemalto.com

TBWA\Corporate
Sophie Mazoyer
Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 09 26 87
Mob : +33 (0) 6 07 21 08 77
E-mail: sophie.mazoyer@tbwa-corporate.com


About the Kudelski Group/Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX), is the world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand, interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Please visit www.nagra.com for more information.

Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the world's leading independent supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 100 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 77.5 million active smart cards and devices. Please visit www.nagravision.com for more information.

Contact:

Ivan Schnider
Nagravision Head of Marketing Communications
+41 21 732 09 40
E-mail : ivan.schnider@nagra.com