CreditCall’s software is to be deployed in handheld and cashier ticketing terminals across the UK rail network through a major deal with SchlumbergerSema. The Company’s EMV software kernel will be deployed to make SchlumbergerSema’s 4,500 “Tribute” and “AVANTIX” mobile ticketing terminals, deployed in the UK rail network, EMV compliant. The terminals are expected to be “Chip and Pin” enabled by the end of this year. SchlumbergerSema has deployed CreditCall’s pre-built EMV Toolkit, which consists of two core products: “EmvX” and “EMV.LIB.” The product being used by SchlumbergerSema, “EmvX,” provides devices based on the Windows platform with a simple method of adding the EMV functionality. Since it uses an architecture that is native to the Windows platform it is faster and more reliable than solutions based on interpreted languages such as Java. “EMV.LIB” is a portable version of the EMV kernel designed for use in proprietary embedded systems where memory footprint and CPU usage are critical issues. CreditCall develops diverse applications including card-based telephony solutions, pay & display car parking, vending, ticketing and pay TV.
The partnership between VISA U.S.A., Welcome Real-time, and Catuity, formed in April, has produced a suite of technology components being developed to enable network-independent rewards services for chip-based “smart VISA” cards issued in the USA. The “Multi-Network Rewards Solution” includes software applications for payment and rewards services on cards and POS devices. The solution also includes a “Card Care” system that allows “smart VISA” issuers to integrate with multiple hosts and efficiently support cardholder customer-service functions via call centers and Web sites. The “Multi-Network Rewards Solution” is expected to be available beginning the first quarter of 2003. It is being demonstrated this week at the Cartes show in Paris.
SchlumbergerSema reported that operating revenue of $896 million in the third quarter increased 6% year-on-year and 5% sequentially despite the weak IT spending environment. Pretax operating income of $20 million, before charges, declined 8% year-on-year but doubled sequentially due to continuous cost-containment efforts and improved margins in the UK GeoMarket. However, prices continued to weaken. To adapt to the slower growth environment, the cost reduction program continued during the quarter resulting in a pretax operating charge of $16 million ($12 million after tax) for employee severance costs. Volume products revenue of $210 million experienced strong year-on-year and sequential growth of 10% and 5% respectively. This improvement reflected an all-time record volume of mobilecom cards, higher demand in the banking card segment, and sustained activity in banking and parking terminals. Pretax operating income of $9 million improved 42% sequentially, mainly attributable to better productivity in smart cards and terminals. For complete details on SchlumbergerSema’s third quarter performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).
SchlumbergerSema’s “Cyberflex JavaCard” has been awarded the “Common Criteria EAL4+ Certificate” by the French Direction Centrale de la SÃ©curitÃ© de SystÃ¨mes d’Informations. The unique security features offered by the “Cyberflex 32K” card make it the first “JavaCard” product to receive accreditation for its operating system and applet, as well as its chip. SchlumbergerSema is the only “JavaCard” manufacturer to claim the integrated “Digital Signature Applet” as part of the entire certified product in compliance with the mandatory European CEN Protection Profile. The “Common Criteria EAL4+ Certificate” is a recognized security assessment standard that is complementary to the US FIPS certificate. SchlumbergerSema has already delivered one million of its “Cyberflex Access FIPS 140-1 Level 2” cards for worldwide deployment by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Toronto Parking Association said this morning that its deployment of 1,300 of SchlumbergerSema’s Web-based Pay & Display terminals has increased the city’s parking revenue by 60% since their installation in early 1999. The new web-based multi-space parking solution was developed, manufactured, and continues to be maintained with a centralized data management system as a joint effort between SchlumbergerSema and Precise ParkLink. The new centralized data management system requires no capital investment by new parking system customers, as the control server is managed centrally and can be accessed by multiple operators. SchlumbergerSema systems control more than two million parking spaces in more than 3,000 cities and 40 countries. The company currently has an installed base of 2,800 units controlling over 100,000 spaces in cities across the US and Canada.
The Toronto Parking Association says its deployment of 1,300 of SchlumbergerSema’s Web-based Pay & Display terminals has increased the city’s parking revenue by 60% since their installation in early 1999.
The new web-based multi-space parking solution was developed, manufactured, and continues to be maintained with a centralized data management system as a joint effort between SchlumbergerSema and Precise ParkLink. The new centralized data management system requires no capital investment by new parking system customers, as the control server is managed centrally and can be accessed by multiple operators.
SchlumbergerSema systems control more than two million parking spaces in more than 3,000 cities and 40 countries. The company currently has an installed base of 2,800 units controlling over 100,000 spaces in cities across the US and Canada.
SchlumbergerSema has deployed solar-powered ‘Pay and Display’ multi-space parking meters in Chicago. The ‘DGLine’ solar-powered multi-space parking terminals were installed in the Taylor Street section of Chicago in late January. The terminals enable the motorist to pay for parking at a centralized parking terminal, receive a receipt, and display the receipt on their dashboard for the allotted amount of time. The City of Chicago says it selected the terminals because of the centralized management system. SchlumbergerSema’s parking solutions control more than two million parking spaces in more than 3,000 cities and 40 countries. The company currently has an installed base of 2,800 units controlling over 100,000 spaces in cities across the US and Canada.
The Smart Card Alliance, a non-profit association working to accelerate the adoption of multiple applications for smart card technology, will host a conference on February 5 through February 7, 2002 in Austin, Texas. The event, to be held at SchlumbergerSema’s Austin campus, will provide an opportunity for business and government leaders to discuss the heightened interest in smart card implementation including secure personal identification systems as well as banking and payment infrastructure applications. The event will include a one-day educational program from the Smart Card Alliance Educational Institute and a two-day conference.
“This conference will be an ideal resource for those organizations actively involved in implementing a smart card program or investigating how smart cards can fit into their business strategies,” said Donna Farmer, CEO and president of the Smart Card Alliance. “The February Smart Card Alliance meeting will enable collaboration with top industry experts as well as provide a sounding board for key issues and discussion on how smart cards can provide security and payment solutions.”
The Alliance was created when the industry’s key organizations, the Smart Card Industry Association and the Smart Card Forum, merged in early 2001. The combined membership brings together leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors. Known as the single industry voice for smart cards, membership includes leading companies in the banking, financial services, computer, telecommunications, technology, healthcare, retail, and entertainment industries, as well as a number of government agencies.
Regarding the upcoming conference, Smart Card Alliance chairman and vice president of SchlumbergerSema Transaction Systems, Paul Beverly noted, “This is the leading forum in North America to obtain information on smart cards, with the opportunity to network, cooperate on projects and establish cross-industry business partnerships.”
The first smart card was invented in the 1970s and since its inception, smart cards have evolved to play a vital role in network security, secure identification and financial payment systems. Frost and Sullivan estimates that the smart card market will grow at a 41 percent compound annual rate over the next three years in North America, from 32 million cards issued in 2000 to 125 million cards issued in 2004.
About the Event
The Smart Card Alliance February event will include two key programs. The Educational Institute’s pre-conference smart card education program features industry-renowned expert speakers and, for the first time, both the Smart Card 101 course and the new Smart Card 201 course will be offered. The courses will run concurrently on February 5, 2002. The second program will be a two-day conference on February 6 and 7.
About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for profit, multi-industry association of member firms working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple applications for smart card technology. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations, and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. For more information please visit [http://www.smartcardalliance.org].
Ankari Inc., a market leader in enterprise
network authentication products, announced that SchlumbergerSema is
promoting Ankari’s Trinity enterprise authentication software through
its Associate Program and web store. Trinity supports the SchlumbergerSema
Cryptoflex 16K smart card, allowing organizations to fully realize the
benefits of cryptographic technology, and optimizing the security offered by
PKI and digital certificates. Trinity seamlessly integrates smart cards
within a framework that uniquely combines multi-factor authentication with
single sign-on. Built specifically for the enterprise, Trinity provides
centralized management and facilitates organization-wide authentication
“Ankari’s Trinity solution maximizes the use of SchlumbergerSema advanced
smart cards and combines them with biometrics for a very positive user
experience,” said Thomas Tang, Account Manager for the Associate Program at
SchlumbergerSema in North America. “Attracting market leaders like Ankari,
our Associate Program has been successfully promoting the adoption of smart
cards within enterprise organizations.”
With Trinity software, users can log in to multiple platforms, applications,
even web forms with a single fingerprint or password. This greatly increases
user convenience and productivity while enhancing security and reducing the
costly effects of password proliferation. The Trinity software framework
integrates multiple methods of authentication such as biometrics, smart
cards, tokens and passwords with a single sign-on. Ankari’s success in the
market has seen Trinity installed at major financial institutions across
“We are seeing a real market need for simple yet highly effective
authentication solutions that improve both user experience and network
security,” says Marshall Sangster, President and CEO, Ankari Inc. “Trinity
is designed to support multiple vendor technologies in order to meet the
needs of customers. SchlumbergerSema is the leader in the smart card market,
and we are proud to have been working with them over the years. As the
authentication market matures and our customers’ needs evolve, Ankari will
continue to work with technology and business leaders like SchlumbergerSema
to strengthen our position in the market.”
To enable enterprise organizations to quickly and easily get authentication
pilot projects underway,
Trinity is now available at SchlumbergerSema’s web store at
www.scmegastore.com . A variety of package options are available for complete
authentication solutions with SchlumbergerSema smart cards. Trinity is also
available directly through Ankari at www.ankari.com .
The SchlumbergerSema Associate Program is forging partnerships with experts
like Ankari, companies that are at the forefront of smart card innovation.
The program aims to facilitate collaboration and discovery of complementary
expertise, improve knowledge of SchlumbergerSema products, broaden smart
card market penetration, and create mutual benefits.
Founded in 1994, Ankari is a technology company that makes network access
easy and more secure. Ankari has provided enterprise authentication
solutions to some of the world’s largest financial, government and
healthcare organizations. Trinity, Ankari’s flagship software framework,
provides organizations with the ability to verify user access through the
use of any combination of smart cards, biometrics, security tokens, and
digital certificates. Formerly known as American Biometric Company, Ankari
is distinguished for developing and marketing BioMouse, a hardware
authentication product. Ankari’s home page address is www.ankari.com.
SchlumbergerSema is a leading information technology services company
providing consulting, systems integration, managed services, products and IP
network security solutions serving the telecommunications, utility, finance,
transport, oil and gas, and public sector markets. With more than 30,000
employees in 130 countries, SchlumbergerSema is one of two business segments
of Schlumberger Limited, a global technology services company. Schlumberger
Limited acquired Sema plc in April 2001. In 2000, Schlumberger revenue was
$9.6 billion and Sema plc revenue was $2.4 billion. Additional information
is available at www.slb.com .
SchlumbergerSema yesterday introduced its new generation off-street parking solutions for North America that utilizes contactless smart cards. The ‘Flexio’ solution includes automatic and manual pay stations, entry and exit control gates and centralized management stations that monitor the system and provide overall financial control of parking and subscriber management. The Mifare-contactless option increases transaction speed and is easily implemented with the next generation of multi-application smart card. SchlumbergerSema says the digital voice support at the pay station and entry and exit gates provide easy directions for usage and the versatile system accepts multiple payment methods, including magnetic stripe cards, coins, bills, credit/debit and smart cards. SchlumbergerSema’s parking solutions control more than two million parking spaces in more than 3000 cities and 40 countries.