Thales e-Security (formerly Zaxus), a leading worldwide provider of e-Business security solutions, is set to further expand the capability of its Personalization Preparation Process family of systems with the addition of P3-Server. Bringing new levels of performance and flexibility to the world of application data generation for smart cards, the family of P3 products provides a cost-effective solution whether personalizing 30 cards per day or 30,000 plus cards per day.
In future P3-Server(R) users, such as card issuers (financial institutions) and card personalization providers (independent bureaus), will be able to link their expenditure to the performance they need. With the virtually unlimited ability to expand the hardware and software capability as the need grows, Thales e-Security’s new P3-Server(R) system now offers the flexibility of scaleable performance.
Ideal for in-line batch processing systems as well as post-issuance applications, where data is required to be generated and loaded onto cards dynamically after issuing to cardholders, P3-Server(R) offers a choice of interfacing methodologies to complement today’s sophisticated smart card management systems (SCMS). Application independent, P3-Server(R) allows data for new applications to be generated using the scripts supplied by the application developers. Thus, no additional software development is necessary to be able to issue cards containing the new applications.
The P3(R) family as a whole and including P3-Server(R) supports a wide range of single and multi-application chip cards with the flexibility to offer a range of different products and solutions to suit a variety of customer needs. P3(R) is designed to meet the requirements of existing card issuers moving to smart cards, operators of card personalization systems and systems integrators requiring smart card data generation capability within their products. Supporting existing and developing International standards, P3-Server(R) adheres to the EMV standards for data generation, including EMV style certificates and data authentication schemes.
Competitively priced, the P3(R) family of products start at US$ 59,000 and with P3-Server(R) available in Q3 of this year, Thales e-Security is helping to make Smart Cards a reality.
For more information about P3-Server(R) or other security technologies from Thales e-Security, visit Booth 2033 at the show or log on to [www.thales-esecurity.com].
About Thales e-Security:
Thales e-Security (formerly Zaxus, a Thomson Racal company) provides e-business security solutions to several thousand customers worldwide. Over half of the world’s banks, together with the majority of the busiest exchanges, currently use Thales e-Security technology. Operating in three main markets covering e-security, card payment and network security, Thales e-Security addresses the business security needs of corporations and governments alike. For more than 20 years the company has been at the forefront of security and payment technology, co-operating and contributing to set the industry standards used for financial transactions and e-commerce globally.
About the Thales Group
Thales e-Security is a member of the international Thales Group ([www.thalesgroup.com]), formerly Thomson-CSF, which has substantial businesses in information technology & services, aerospace and defense. Global revenues of the Thales Group are some $8 billion. The group employs 62,000 people worldwide; 50 percent are based outside France, including 2,400 in North America with a turnover of close to $1 billion.