As well as the sort of personal details currently held on the magnetic stripe, the UKIS chips contain an encrypted code (digital signature) to uniquely identify the card, so combating attempts at card counterfeiting -- the main driver for the chipcard initiative.
Not only will retail staff have to identify the chipcard and insert it correctly, but there is more data to exchange in the identification protocol and that could take longer.
The UKIS cards also have magnetic strips which contain a code identifying the card as a chipcard, so if a sales assistant swipes it accidentally, rather than initiating the transaction, this will simple generate a prompt asking for the card to be inserted in the smartcard reader.
However, development of demand in our wireline communications and chipcard
segments remains uncertain until the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2003.
Baltimore, the operating name of Zergo Holdings plc (London: ZGO), a global leader in e-commerce and enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions, today announced that Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecommunications company, will integrate Baltimore MailSecure secure email product with their OnlinePass certification service and T-TeleSec chipcard
"TCOS" (Telesec Chipcard
Operating System) to provide advanced e-commerce services to global customers.
MINT holds a prominent position in the smart card industry, through their association with the national Chipcard
Platform Foundation and the multifunctional card infrastructure for CHIPPER and Proton.
Ritsema, 45 years old, comes to KPN US from the Student Chipcard
Foundation -- a joint venture of KPN, IBM and the IB Group.
This enables G&D to expand its Australian product line with a new family of dual interface chipcards
cards with eftpos only, eftpos and Visa as well as eftpos and Mastercard which will simplify and secure electronic payments for consumers in Australia.