SmartMetric and Hogier Gartner CIA Have Entered Into a Manufacturers Representative Agreement for the Product Sales of the SmartMetric Biometric Credit Card in South America

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – SmartMetric, the developer of the biometric credit card and multi-function biometric security card, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Hogier Gartner CIA S.A. headquartered in Bogota, Colombia. The agreement appoints Hogier Gartner CIA S.A. as Distributor for SmartMetric’s Biometric Security Cards within South America.

SmartMetric has created a miniature biometric fingerprint scanner that fits inside credit cards and security cards providing high level biometric security for chip based credit cards, enterprise and government cyber security and access control cards. The intellectual property of the SmartMetric biometric card is protected by five (5) recently “issued” patents.

SmartMetric is the developer of the in-the-card biometric fingerprint activated and secured credit card and multi-function security card.  The company took over a decade of research and development to create the advanced miniaturized electronics that comprise the extremely thin fully functional self-powered fingerprint scanner that is embedded inside credit and security cards.

HOGIER GARTNER CIA S.A. is an established Visa and MasterCard certified credit card manufacturer that specializes in advanced high-quality credit card production for card issuing Banks throughout Central and Latin America. The company is a leader in the credit card industry using the most updated equipment and technologies in their secure accredited Visa and MasterCard credit card production and personalization facility.

HOGIER GARTNER CIA S.A. was founded 60 years ago.  They have extensive relationships with prominent card issuing Banks across South America.  Being a respected and established large scale credit card manufacturer, they provide not only card production but as well card personalization of banks credit card customers information.  This includes printing and encoding of individual credit card customers details onto the credit card, at their secure Visa /MasterCard accredited facility in Bogota, Colombia for major banks throughout South America.

For more information concerning the new biometric secured credit and security card from HOGIER GARTNER CIA S.A. please contact Alvaro Gartner Valencia at

To contact the representative for the SmartMetric biometric credit/security card within the USA please contact PROTEC Secure Card, Tracey Breckenridge at To view their website,

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Alvaro Gartner Valencia
Gerente Comercial & Financiero
Carrera 65, No. 80-16
Bogota D.C. 11121, Colombia
Tel: +57. (1) 4378484

Protec Secure Card, LLC
80 Corbett Way
Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA
Sales: Tracey Breckenridge

SmartMetric, Inc.
Chaya Hendrick
President & CEO
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500
Las Vegas, Nevada.  89169 USA 
+1.702.990.3687 (West Coast Time)