VIENNA, Va. - CP8 Transac, a subsidiary of the Bull Group of France that manufactures smart cards, has received orders for nearly 4.5 million cards in the past two months, said Micro Card Technologies, the American unit of the French company.

Telekurs, a Swiss consortium of banks, has ordered three million cards for its national electronic purse rollout. Banksys, the association of Belgian banks, has placed an order for one million cards for the national rollout of its electronic purse project, Proton. Interpay, the association of Dutch banks, has ordered 300,000 cards for its national rollout.

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