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Based on 10 years of positive experience, IDEMIA secures again its payment
cards production facility in Japan with the SMACS solutions of

  • IDEMIA Japan is setting up a new payment card production facility and needs to implement the PCI-CP security norms.

  • Worldwide and for more than 10 years, IDEMIA has been using the SMACS solutions in various facilities.

  • The SMACS Flex has been selected by IDEMIA Japan to secure its facility and to implement the PCI-CP norms.



Lausanne, Switzerland – 15 June 2022

FASTCOM Technology SA announces the completion of the project with IDEMIA Japan for its new payment card production facility. The facility has to implement the PCI-CPP security standards, for which SMACS solutions are very well suited. Various sites of IDEMIA around the world have been equipped with SMACS solutions for many years. Based on the positive experience, IDEMIA Japan has equipped its production facility with a SMACS Flex.

The challenge: IDEMIA is opening a new facility for payment card production in Japan. To comply with the required security standards, IDEMIA needs implementing a mantrap. Only authorized persons shall indeed have access to the production zones and the flow of material shall be controlled. IDEMIA also wishes to have the flexibility to adapt the control processes to special situations. For example, it must be possible, if needed, to fully open the mantrap or to use the mantrap in a simple mantrap mode.


The solution: In various production sites around the world and for more than 10 years, IDEMIA has been using the SMACS solutions for mantrap control. The SMACS allow being compliant with the required security standards, while allowing for adaptation to special situations. Due to the positive experience of using them in various other sites, IDEMIA has once again opted for the SMACS solutions of FASTCOM.

“Compliance with the PCI-CPP rules is instrumental for IDEMIA. We also need flexible security solutions to adapt to our operational processes. For more than 10 years, the SMACS solutions have been delivering security and flexibility we have required and have been the obvious choice for our new facility."

Andrew SMITH, Chief Physical Security & Governance Officer, IDEMIA


FASTCOM is a leading company in providing multi-flow airlock solutions. Based in Switzerland, FASTCOM is an independent company and is active worldwide for more than 20 years. For more information, please visit:

Dr. Fabrice Moscheni
+41 21 619 0670

Eugen Zähler

+49 2241 168 9004

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