Consortium Announces Release of MULTOS step/one Specification

Wednesday 17 December 2003 15:53 CET | News

MULTOS Consortium members now have access to the MULTOS step/one specifications for implementation.

The Specifications consist of two parts; an on-card specification defining application establishment, the API and security targets; an offcard element defining key generation and management processes, load and delete protocols and certificate formats. Membership information can be obtained from MULTOS step/one exploits much of the security, flexibility and software interoperability of the original MULTOS platform, and affords issuers better choice and control by allowing them to individually manage vendors across the supply chain - from operating system implementers to card personalisation bureau. First silicon is expected in the first half of 2004. MULTOS step/one guarantees application software interoperability across both individual implementations and in migration to MULTOS, and so provides a low cost step-up to a fully asymmetric, high assurance platform without the need for redevelopment.

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