SCM Microsystems Provides NTT Communications With Contact/Contactless Smart Card Readers

Wednesday 24 November 2004 11:07 CET | News

SCM Microsystems has shipped over 14,000 dual interface (contact/contactless) smart card readers to NTT Communications (NTT Com).

NTT Com will use the readers internally with employee ID cards and PCs to provide network and information systems security. The ID card also provides physical access control for employees entering the facility. NTT Com specified SCM’s SCR331-DI smart card readers, which are dual interface devices that read and write to both contact and contactless smart cards. SCR331-DI smart card readers are based on SCM’s proven STC II microcontroller and proprietary interface that brings a common set of advanced reader functions. These include flexible communications, compatibility with SCM’s highly successful SmartOS middleware and on-board flash memory that works with the cryptographic capabilities to provide seamless and secure firmware upgrades in the field. SCR331-DI smart card readers are fully tested and compliant with all smart cards on the market, Microsoft Windows and all relevant industry standards. The smart cards used for the employee ID cards are NTT Coms own brand, eLWISE. The eLWISE card features large memory capacity, strong security and high-speed data processing. This combination makes it possible to integrate a number of conventional single-purpose card applications onto one card, such as ID cards for both physical and logical access. eLWISE is also used as Japans National ID card, known as the JUKI.

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