Central Banking

EDS, Orga win Austrian gov't smartcard contract

The Austrian government yesterday provisionally awarded a much delayed smart card contract to US-based Electronic Data Systems Corp (EDS) and German chipcard manufacturer Orga Kartensysteme. The smart cards will be issued to the approximately eight million members of Austria's national insurance scheme.

Orga is a subsidiary of German state printing office Bundesdruckerei, which was recently acquired by UK venture capital group Apax Partners. EDS and Orga were chosen unanimously by a panel of

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.centralbanking.com/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: