Oberthur Card Systems and M-Systems launch GIGAntICTM card

Friday 25 February 2005 11:51 CET | News

Smart card technology continues to gain momentum and card issuers seek to use its potential by delivering innovative and sophisticated solutions to establish one to one tailored customer relationships. The microprocessor card market is expected to enjoy continued growth in years to come in each and every market: payment, mobile communication, identification, transit, multimedia.

Moreover, the technological evolution of new generation of handsets, the fantastic range of multimedia services (video, MP3 files, java games, mobile TV…) and the memory capacity card can take these changes to a new dimension and create a synergy between technology and service offers. Our strategic requirements were to combine several key issues such as security (network authentication and access, transaction, DRM), and high memory capacity (storage of high resolution pictures, video, mobile applications) but also high speed protocol in order to take advantage of these new features ensuring faster communication between device, SIM and network. Oberthur Card Systems’ innovative vision is supported by Orange and other key operators who will join the launch of GIGAntICTM, based on M-Systems’ MegaSIMTM technology. GIGAntICTM is part of an industry revolution which will bring huge opportunities for new applications and services. The GIGAntICTM first live demonstration will be presented during the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes. Oberthur Card Systems and M-Systems in cooperation with Orange will show a fully functional solution combining secured 128 MB High Flash Memory and High Speed Communication Protocols for Multimedia Data Storage.

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