Identity & Biometric Solutions
Thales is an experienced and trusted partner among others for passport issuance services. In 2005, the Norwegian Government selected Thales to personalize laser-engraved ePassport booklets at one central location in Norway. Within six months, the Oslo personalization centre was able to manage the complete solution including a new advanced booklet design, a new secure site with trained personnel and reliable personalization and delivery processes.
The Norwegian passport booklets are personalized with polycarbonate electronic data page and eTravel Embedded Software compliant with EU regulations. The Norwegian Government benefits from having a local and modern production site, where over 600.000 documents are issued on a yearly basis and more than 8 million passports have been delivered since 2005.
Besides ePassports, Thales is for example providing eTachograph cards, resident permit cards, National eID cards and biometric readers to the Norwegian authorities. Interoperability is the key for all our products therefor the international standards and regulations are always strictly followed. Thales is a founding and active member of around 80 standardization groups, public and industrial ones such as JavaCard Forum, Global Chip Alliance, Liberty Alliance, Smart Payment Forum etc. Thales actively contributes in the definition of technical specifications and interoperability of identity and travel documents such as ICAO, ISO, CEN, AFNOR, etc. as well as participates in all interoperability tests including ePassports (BIG, IAS, etc.). This ensures that our products are closely following the latest enhancements and adaptation to new and emerging standards.
Banking & Payment Services
The world of financial services is changing fast and consumers look for evermore personalised, convenient and secure ways to pay, communicate and interact with their banks and accounts. Today we provide the Norwegian banking sector with a wide range of secure digital banking, cards and digital payment solutions meeting and exceeding these demands. Our onboarding/KYC (know your customer), access/SCA (strong customer authentication) and risk management services have been used for many years in the Nordics, and combined they are the ideal way to secure and enhance the entire customer journey for digital banking. Available both as on-premises and cloud platform, supporting either mobile authentication or hardware devices. In close partnership with leading Norwegian Financial institutions and FinTech’s we also drive the change in lifestyle payment products, including world-leading mobile, biometric, metal, eco-friendly and wearable contactless products and associated services. Furthermore, Thales delivers the Mobile BankID infrastructure to all Norwegian Mobile Network Operators (MNO) as well as Public Key Infrastructure SIM cards to a selection of leading Norwegian Mobile Network Operators.
Internet of Things
By 2025, 75 billion IoT devices will be connected with a potential market value of around $1.6 trillion. IoT devices and services offer unprecedented possibilities, business opportunities, and challenges.
To support its clients, Thales delivers innovative IoT technology that simplifies and speeds enterprise digital transformation. In Norway, Thales also provides a wide range of market leading IoT solutions perfectly adapted for the Norwegian market context such as Smart Metering solutions for utilities and grid managers within the energy market. For the Norwegian Healthcare system, Thales provides state of the art solution in security and connectivity. IoT in Healthcare dramatically improves patient outcomes and save millions of lives with remote patient monitoring. For the Security and Home automation systems, the traditional security panel system are quickly evolving including new services. Thales provides everything from flexible connectivity to solutions securing customer integrity while keeping the Norwegian population safe.