@Home Corporation has joined The Smart Card Forum (SCF), a multi-industry organization working to accelerate the widespread acceptance and application of smart card technology, as one of the Forum’s newest Principal Members, it was announced yesterday. Additionally, Louis Gasparini, vice president of Information Technology for @Home, has joined the Forum Executive Committee as Assistant Treasurer. As a leading innovator in the development of high speed Internet connections, @Home’s participation in the largest smart card organization demonstrates the value smart card applications bring to today’s emerging Internet economy.
“@Home brings to the Forum much insight and expertise on the rapid growth of the Internet and online service industry. The need for high-speed Internet connections will be increasingly important as smart card technology becomes more widely accepted,” said SCF President and CEO Donna Farmer. “We are thrilled to have @Home on board, and also to have Louis Gasparini’s participation on our Executive Committee. We are pleased to see the trend of Internet focused organizations such as @Home Corporation participating actively within the Smart Card Forum.”
As a Principal Member, @Home is entitled to privileged access to The Smart Card Forum Consumer Research, other Forum sponsored research and documents, along with attendance at the Technical Working Group sessions, Smart Card Forum Educational Institute programs, and the Annual Meetings.
Based in Redwood City, CA, @Home Network (NASDAQ: ATHM) distributes high-speed, openly accessible Internet and Web services to residences and businesses using its own network architecture and a variety of transport options including the cable industry’s hybrid-fiber coaxial infrastructure. The cable connection provides users significant increases in speed over conventional Internet services. Leveraging the “always on” attributes of cable, @Home allows for unique multimedia applications that go beyond current Web experiences. Since its founding in 1995, @Home Network has reached affiliate agreements with 21 leading cable companies-worldwide, including AT&T Broadband and Internet Services, Cablevision Systems Corp., Cox Communications, Garden State Cable, and Midcontinent Cable Co., among others. More information is available at the @Home Network Web site at http://www.home.net.
About The Smart Card Forum
The Smart Card Forum is a non-profit, multi-industry organization of nearly 200 members working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology by bringing together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors. The Smart Card Forum is the leading organization for education and awareness of topical issues associated with the use and adoption of smart card systems. The Smart Card Forum also operates the Smart Card Forum Educational Institute, the industry-leading course dedicated to providing smart card education that has set the standard in the industry. The curriculum is based on leading edge educational models and methodologies utilizing experienced instructors who are experts in the smart card industry. For more information about The Smart Card Forum, log on to the organization’s website at [www.smartcardforum.org].