"By becoming the first bus operator in the UK to launch an Itso (Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation) compliant commercial smart card
we are putting our customers in control of their journey needs."
THE race to become the first bus operator in Wales to introduce Oyster-style smart cards
has been won - by Newport Bus.
Merseytravel also recognised the potential of smart cards
at an early stage and is a partner in Global Smart Media (GSM), which trades as Livesmart, to support its development plans in the smart card
and smart ticketing sector.
According to the company, the new BlackBerry Smart Card
Reader measures 3.98" x 2.4" x 0.57" and weighs 2.26oz, which makes it more comfortable to wear.
"Our smart card
solutions are ideal for government, financial and other organizations that want to augment their security policies with smart card
authentication technology," said Peter Suriani, Director of Product Management at Raritan.
Unlike prox cards that operate at 125 kilohertz (kHz), smart cards
operate at a much higher frequency: 13.56 megahertz (MHz).
GSA intends to offer agencies the option of purchasing cards that contain a 125 kHz proximity coil in addition to contact and contactless smart card
contain a small computer chip, which not only gives them greater memory capacity, but improves security for consumers as well.
Pointsec Mobile Technologies, have announced Pointsec for PC version 6.0, with a new access control architecture built for increasingly standardized authentication factors such as smart cards
The report that emerged from the group's research--"Americas Smart Card
Market Analysis" --was released in late September.
Successful production of smart cards
requires molds with highly specialized venting and flow characteristics that enable delicate electronics to be securely integrated into the card body.
Increasingly, phones are being run by flat, tiny smart cards
, once repositories for a few basic bits of data and some numbers, but soon capable of much more.
"This is truly a breakthrough in smart card
reader-writer technology," said Terry Conant, executive vice president.
As the unique properties and capabilities of smart cards
have become more apparent, federal agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the General Services Administration, have acted to advance the governmentwide adoption of smart card
If, for instance, a user forgets his smart card
at home, the system will decline to grant the user access on the basis that he or she failed one of the two critical authentication tests.