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Axalto Selects Finalists in 2004 e-gate Open Contest, the Worldwide USB Smart Card Developer Program

Wednesday 28 April 2004 20:18 CET | News

Axalto in association with Sun Microsystems and ST Microelectronics, has announced the six finalists of the e-gate Open 2004 contest. Participants - software developers across the globe - were invited to develop new secure e-business solutions or applications using the Axalto e-gate technology and Suns Java card technology, which allows smart cards to be connected directly to the USB port of any computing device, without the need for a reader.
The second edition of the contest gathered more than 80 projects submitted from more than 22 countries. All entries were judged by an international panel composed of journalists, industry leaders and smart card experts. Projects were assessed according to key criteria such as innovation, marketing appeal, ease of implementation, cost-effectiveness, security and business potential. The contest will award a total of 36,000 US dollars (30,000 euros), an international business and study trip to the Olympic Games of Athens, as well as potential assistance with developing and marketing the selected applications. The six finalists are: - Beihang University (China) - eSmart Lock (Greece) - Eupki (Romania) - Trusted Peer Technologies (USA) - University Of Versailles and Inria Rocquencourt (France) - UUPPS (Spain)

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