Success Group International (SGI) announced that XBridge Systems has joined the Success Group Global Technology Coalition. SGI Global Networks which now includes SGI Global IT Network (SGIN), Global Partner Network (GPN), Global Business Network (GBN) and now SOC Global Network (SOCGN) with 35,000 global members. Marv McGrew, CEO of Success Group International stated, “Just in…
Diebold is expanding with TX-based Union Square Federal Credit Union to deliver monitoring, remote services and enhanced security for its network of 21 ATMs and the addition of Diebold’s deposit automation technology to six of the credit union’s ATMs. With this, Diebold will improve the Credit Union’s security and provide its “Advisor ATM” status monitoring; “OpteView” remote services; its endpoint protection monitoring and software subscription management. Diebold upgraded the ATMs with new hardware that supports envelope-free transactions, including enhanced note acceptors (ENAs) and Intelligent Depository Modules® (IDMs).
Hua Hong NEC Electronics Company has successfully used Agilentâs “Integrated
Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP” software to
develop an RF device modeling platform for 0.35Âµm and 0.18Âµm RF
semiconductor devices. Hua Hong NEC developed its customized RF modeling platform using the
advanced capabilities available in the IC-CAP software. One such
capability, GUI Studio, allowed the company to directly generate
well-documented, simplified and intuitive extraction routines that
significantly cut time required for a complete modeling process. Agilentâs IC-CAP platform is a flexible device-modeling program that
delivers powerful characterization and analysis capabilities. The
resulting RF modeling platform included proprietary de-embedding, RF
model extraction techniques, corner simulation setups, and a
quality-assurance script. The platform is ideal for todayâs semiconductor modeling processes for DC
and RF applications. IC-CAP provides efficient and accurate extraction
of active device and circuit model parameters.
Diebold has become the first major ATM provider in the USA to introduce bulk deposit technology. The Company released “Intelligent Depository Module,” an advanced technology that receives and processes both checks and bill payment documents in bulk. An enhanced, fifth-generation solution, this module accepts and magnetically reads checks inserted in any orientation-even upside down-through an insertion slot placed identically on all of Diebold’s “Opteva” ATMs for a consistent consumer interface. The bulk document IDM’s paper-handling capabilities can process crumpled, curled and creased checks. An envelope-free, high-volume deposit module, the bulk document IDM enables financial institutions to improve their financial self-service investment through migration of deposit transactions from the teller line to the ATM, and through image processing opportunities enabled through check truncation.
Volvofinans Group will use Bluephoenix to modernize its credit system.
This credit system is used by 70 dealers in Sweden and interfaces with
over 100 vendors. With this partnership, Volvofinans will be able to
deliver new applications for customers, respond to changing business
requirements and expects to lower the credit card system’s “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) by 40% annually. The Group has assets of more than $3.4
billion and chose the BluePhoenix Solutions tool because of its ability
to migrate IDMS/ADSO applications to a relative database environment
Proton World and The Brodia Group
announced that they had signed an agreement, under which they will work
together to develop smart card capability in Brodia’s e-wallet, leveraging the
leading technology and expertise of both companies.
Brodia is a global leader in deploying a commerce platform technology that
enables authenticated transactions on any mobile or network-connected device.
Proton World is a leading multi-application smart card technology and
application provider with mass implementations worldwide. Proton World has a
proven track record in high-end smart card security solutions. Integrating
companies’ offerings and technologies will strengthen the value proposition to
financial institutions, and will make new opportunities available for
e-services and payments.
The first step in the co-operation is the development of secure, PKI-based
cardholder authentication for access to the Brodia e-Wallet services.
The two companies will then go on to jointly develop a range of products and
services that leverage the particular strengths of both the Proton Prisma
multi-application smart card range of products and the Brodia server-based
Brodia and Proton World have already defined a number of new applications that
will be jointly-explored in the near future. Some of the first services to be
jointly- delivered will be authentication, digital signatures, debit/credit
payment and storage of user profiles and other data. Proton Prisma smart cards
will be used as secure keys to access the Brodia wallet and to authorize
Other opportunities for both companies include incremental Internet
micro-payments, transaction storage, form-filling and loyalty applications.
smart card – wallet combination has great synergy it can bridge the gap
between the Internet world and the physical world. This allows a smooth
roll-out of payment and loyalty programmes covering traditional point-of-sale
e-commerce and m-commerce, which integrate them all into one single commerce
These solutions will use Proton Prisma, a range of products based on a new
technology release earlier this year, designed for secure and flexible
multi-application smart card programmes. Proton Prismaretains and re-inforces
the open architecture and state-of-the-art, end-to-end security that has
contributed to the success of the Proton technology, while also offering
compliance with the leading international smart card standards. At the core of
Proton Prisma is CALC (Card & Application Life-Cycle manager), a spearhead
implementation of the forthcoming Open Platform 2.1. specifications.
Brodia’s Personal Commerce ManagerÂ (PCM) Digital Wallet is used today by a
large customer base. It is a powerful tool for acquiring, activating, cross
selling and retaining customers. By providing a simple, convenient way for
users to log in and fill forms at any web site, the Digital Wallet prevents
problem of cart abandonment before purchase completion. The brandable wallet
follows customers across the Web and reassures them that they are dealing with
an established company they already know.
The Brodia Commerce Platform’s core Identity Management System (IDMS)
technology enables the secure storage and access of personal and payment
information and preferences by trusted third-party partners for use in
executing any type of transaction, simply and securely.
Adrian Di Fede, Vice-President Products & Innovations at Proton World, said
“The Brodia Digital Wallet offers strong network-based payment and commerce
solutions, which complements our world- leading technology for smart card
payments and commerce. Furthermore, both organisations share the same vision
for the smart card / e-wallet market. Together, we can create a new dimension
in the customer fulfilment of financial services and security”
Ron Martinez, CEO of Brodia, said “As the provider of customizable,
comprehensive digital commerce services to more banks and credit card issuers
than any other eBusiness platform, we want to provide our financial
customers with an opportunity to integrate the best of smart card and digital
wallet technologies into a seamless application for their customers.”
San Francisco-based The Brodia Group and Toronto-based Oasis Technology are teaming up to integrate Oasis virtual card numbering software with Brodia’s digital wallet and commerce platform. The agreement provides for an OEM-level integration of Oasis Technology’s ‘IST/iSeries’ card products with the ‘Brodia Platform’ and digital wallet. In October, Brodia introduced an advanced server-based digital wallet incorporating virtual card numbering card numbers from a third party supplier that provided consumers with the option of a unique credit card number used for transactions at a single web site. Oasis separately introduced its ‘IST/iSeries’ payment product line, enabling virtual card numbering cards and rules-based card processing for any major card type.
Mobile access to financial information, personal commerce services, and anytime, anywhere shopping will soon be at consumers’ fingertips. Software infrastructure developer 724 Solutions Inc. and Brodia, a personal commerce and payment infrastructure company, signed an agreement to enable interoperability between the 724 Solutions Financial Services Platform and Brodia’s mobile wallet services.
The agreement extends the capabilities of 724 Solutions’ financial services infrastructure software with a gateway-level connection to Brodia’s Identity Management System (IDMS). The resulting service will allow consumers to securely access their credentials stored in the IDMS, and securely perform transactions on a variety of browser-enabled mobile devices accessing FSP- based financial services.
“Enabling mobile access and connectivity to best-in-class e-commerce applications like the Brodia IDMS represents the fulfillment of another key piece of the 724 Solutions m-commerce plan,” said Chris Jarman, executive vice president, m-Commerce, 724 Solutions Inc. “Both companies’ commitment to developing solutions that simplify consumers’ lives and to offering the highest level of financial institution-grade security will make this integrated technology a winning choice for financial institutions, merchants and mobile carriers throughout the world.”
Work to enable interoperability between the two technologies will begin immediately.
“Brodia’s digital wallet, made universally available, is a fundamental building block for mobile commerce,” said Brodia Chief Executive Officer Ron Martinez. “By integrating this core Brodia platform service with the 724 Solutions FSP, we’re working to rapidly make mobile commerce a simple, useful and valuable option for consumers.”
This agreement furthers 724 Solutions’ commitment to developing open, flexible and scalable solutions for the financial services industry. Since its first mobile commerce initiatives were announced last spring with companies like MasterCard, and Bank of Montreal with Canadian retailer Indigo.ca, 724 Solutions has moved quickly to bring together valuable elements to build-out its m-commerce strategy — including the recent acquisition of Spyonit.com to enable the TellMeWhen vision of notification technology, and now this interoperability agreement with Brodia.
About 724 Solutions Inc.
724 Solutions provides an Internet infrastructure solution to financial institutions that enables them to offer personalized and secure mobile banking, investment, and commerce services across a wide range of Internet- enabled wireless and consumer electronic devices. The company provides end- to-end customer support through its global application hosting and contact centre services. 724 Solutions’ customers comprise world-class financial institutions that total 165 million customers. 724 Solutions’ common shares are listed on the NASDAQ National Market (SVNX) and The Toronto Stock Exchange (SVN). Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company has offices in London, San Francisco, Sydney, and Tokyo. For additional information visit .
Brodia () provides the premier platform and core applications to enable personal commerce, payments and identity management on any mobile or other network-connected device. The company’s services are available through a range of the largest financial institutions whose collective customer base is in excess of 200 million. Based in San Francisco, and with offices in New York and in Paris, the company is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Capital Z.
CyberMark, the leading supplier of smart card based electronic commerce solutions for education, corporate, and stadium markets announces the availability of the CyberMark ID Management System. IDMS simplifies the ID card issuance process for campus card programs with an integrated suite of smart card applications. The system includes a high speed photo image capture and print subsystem, and database management reporting tools for organizations wishing to manage campus ID programs in-house or through third service organizations.
“IDMS is a world-class application developed in direct response to requests from some of our largest customers wanting a single platform for card issuance and to interface with various card service organizations such as banking and loyalty programs” said Dan Norwood, director of product development at CyberMark. “IDMS is installed at both corporate and university institutions in North America, and provides an excellent platform for mass issuance of personalized smart cards over the Internet.” CyberMark markets IDMS directly and through authorized systems integrators.
CyberMark teams with industry leading electronic commerce organizations like Microsoft, Gemplus, and First USA, via the Partnership Program to offer comprehensive smart card solutions. Founded in 1996, CyberMark is a leading electronic commerce company, specializing in the creation of smart card communities on the Internet and in closed campus environments. To learn more about CyberMark, visit [http://www.cybermark.com].