Bell ID

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Bell Identification B.V., or Bell ID, is a Dutch software company that develops smart token management software,[1][2] including key management, smart card management,[2] EMV data preparation,[3] and host card emulation-based mobile payments software.[4] Bell ID was acquired by Rambus Inc. in 2016 and is part of the Rambus Security Division (RSD).


Bell ID was formerly known as AND Identification B.V., and changed its name in 2000.[3] The company was founded in 1993[3] to provide ID solutions for governments and enterprises in the Benelux region.[5] In 2004, Bell ID became a privately held company,[6] and established itself in the EMV smart card and mobile payments market.[3] In 2012 Bell ID acquired Ecebs.[1]


In April 2014, Bell ID was awarded by Mondato with the European MFS Innovation of the Year Award[7] and by Contactless Intelligence with a Contactless & Mobile Award in the ecosystem category[8] for Secure Element in the Cloud. In June 2014, the same product received the NFCP award for the next big thing in proximity.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Smart card tech firm Ecebs sold to Dutch company", BBC. 13 November 2012., Retrieved February 27, 2013
  2. ^ a b Hendry, Mike (June, 2007), "Multi-application Smart Cards: Technology and applications" Retrieved February 27, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d "Company Overview of Bell Identification B.V." Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  4. ^ Hudson, Andrew (24 March 2014). "Host-card emulation enables NFC without a secure element". SecureIDNews. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  5. ^ Ubhey, Anoop (15 November 2001). "CMS Smiles on Bell ID". Frost & Sullivan. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Founder of Bell Group acquires Bell ID". Finextra. 17 May 2005. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Mondato awards". Mondato Summit. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  8. ^ Atkins, Steve (29 April 2014). "They're here! The winners of CMA2014 are announced!". Contactless Intelligence. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  9. ^ Clark, Mike (10 June 2014). "Bell ID and Aditium win awards". NFC World. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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