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P3™ Personalisation Preparation Process

Thales P3 is a turnkey solution comprising a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 approved hardware security module (HSM) and Windows-based application software. It provides a simple low cost EMV data preparation solution for issuers to migrate from magnetic stripe cards to EMV smart cards. All the EMV card keys and data required for the various card association applications are created and managed in-house by the issuer in a range of output formats, delivering flexibility in choosing one or more bureaus for the card personalization process.


  • Delivers 100% in-house control over cryptographic keys
  • Supports all major card association payment applications
  • Generates keys and EMV parameters from existing magnetic stripe files
  • Supports instant issuance and on-demand replacement of cards
  • RSA key generation with key caching
  • Flexible output format to support personalization of MULTOS, GlobalPlatform and proprietary single/multi-application cards