Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc. (G&D America), a world leader in the development and production of cards and card systems was selected by CardTech/SecurTech (CTST) to provide the official conference smart card for the world’s most prestigious card and security technology trade event which will take place April 27-30 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
G&D America’s CTST Conference Card
The multi-application CTST Conference Smart Card uses both contact and contactless technologies as well as a conventional magnetic stripe. G&D America is providing all conference cards for the show which is expected to attract 10,000 visitors from more than 70 nations.
The CTST card incorporates G&D’s highly regarded STARCOS(R) operating system for contact applications and utilizes a MIFARE(R) chip for contactless applications. In integrating a broad range of conference functions, the card provides an electronic purse capability for vending machine and merchant use, and sophisticated customer lead tracking data for exhibitor use. The cards will also be used by seminar attendees for lunches and to pick up conference proceedings.
Product Demonstrations at CardTech/SecurTech Conference at Booth No. 1620
G&D will showcase its new C@ppuccino(TM) Java(TM) Card and development toolkit, which provides an integrated and easy-to-use Java Card 2.0 compliant programming environment. C@ppuccino smart cards can be used in a wide range of smart card applications including secure payment, telecommunications, multimedia, and transportation. In addition, G&D America will present a variety of other contact and contactless smart card technologies including:
Electronic purse applications:
— G&D’s STARCOS SV(R) multi-application operating system in a first-ever demonstration of multi-currency Visa(R) Cash purchase transactions over the Internet.
— G&D’s ICAROS(R) intelligent card operating system supporting the PROTON(TM) electronic purse.
— Mondex(TM) cards in a variety of purchase applications. (G&D Security Card Systems is one of a select group of manufacturers certified for all aspects of Mondex card production including fabrication, personalization, enablement, and customization.)
Loyalty and Biometric Applications:
— Multi-retailer loyalty cards in cooperation with Score Promotions. A flexible, scaleable loyalty server will be demonstrated that is ideal for coalition marketing programs.
— G&D cards used with fingerprint recognition from American Biometrics to secure personal computer user access.
Contactless smart card technologies:
— G&D’s LOCO-LOCK(R), an innovative, ruggedized contactless technology developed for high-speed rail applications.
— G&D’s MIFARE(R), LEGIC(R), and OTI(TM) contactless technologies.
GSM SIM card applications:
— G&D’s STARSIM(R) Phase 2+ multi-application SIM operating system, including the commands and features of the STARSIM Development Toolkit.
— The G&D Smart Card Dispensing Machine (SCDM) with special commemorative prepaid telephone cards from the Global Chip Card Alliance/US West and GTE.
ABOUT GIESECKE & DEVRIENT
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH is a world leader in the development and production of cards and card systems, including microprocessor, memory, and magnetic stripe cards. A privately-held Munich-based corporation, Giesecke & Devrient employs 4,300 people worldwide in its operating units in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, China, Russia, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and the United States.
The rapidly expanding G&D America manages over 900 employees and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Giesecke and Devrient. The Virginia-based company focuses its North American sales and development efforts on products for Giesecke & Devrient’s Card and Card Systems Division and its pioneering currency processing systems which are used by major central banks and leading commercial banks throughout the world.
G&D’s integrated North American Cards and Card Systems strategy links Giesecke & Devrient Cardtech, Inc. of Cleveland, OH with Giesecke & Devrient Security Card Systems, Inc., Toronto, ON and Giesecke y Devrient de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, which permits G&D to address the full spectrum of card applications ranging from magnetic stripe cards to advanced multi-application smart card environments. The combined production capacities of the three s gives G&D one of the largest capacities of any North American card and card systems manufacturer. In addition to these production facilities, G&D America also operates research facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Bedford, Massachusetts. For further information, please contact G&D America toll free at 800-296-4371 or see the Giesecke & Devrient GmbH web at [http://www.gdm.de]