Product Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday the availability of version 4.0 of SmartCity. SmartCity is a turnkey smart card based e-purse (electronic purse) application that also provides a multi-application development platform and tools to systems integrators. SmartCity 4.0 is an object-oriented client-server application that is EMV-compatible (Europay, MasterCard and Visa). It also supports secure multi-party loyalty applications that can be integrated with e-purse applications.
This new multi-application functionality allows issuers to deploy systems that enable the end user to make cash purchases from the e-purse while collecting loyalty points that are stored on the card’s chip. SmartCity is an open, modular platform that supports a high level of interoperability which means that SmartCity applications can accept and process smart cards from multiple issuers.
“Over fifty man years have gone into the development of the SmartCity application,” said William Mangino, PTI’s president and chairman. “The release of SmartCity 4.0 follows nearly five years of installation experience which entailed working closely with systems integrators, card issuers, merchants, and cardholders. It provides the features the smart card industry has been waiting for, in an advanced 32-bit object-oriented design.”
The rearchitected SmartCity 4.0 smart card solution incorporates all proven features of earlier SmartCity versions, plus:
— Underlying software objects that can be easily integrated into third party solutions;
–Card Priming Module to support electronic personalization of EMV smart cards, other rechargeable smart cards, and disposable memory cards;
–Card Setup to configure card structures and access conditions for purses, loyalty, and multi-applications;
–Batch/Remote Priming Station to support automated batch personalization and color printing of cards at centralized and/or remote card issuing locations;
–Database Setup Wizard to guide system engineers and system administrators through the initial database setup;
–Workstation Settings to allow simplified setup and control of client workstations;
–Device Personalization Wizard to download encryption keys to system devices; and
–New Customer and Merchant Explorer applications for customer support personnel.
SmartCity 4.0 runs on Microsoft Windows NT clients interfacing with relational databases running on Windows NT or a UNIX server.
Pricing And Availability
SmartCity 4.0 is available for immediate shipment; price varies according to size of installation.
PTI is a leading supplier to systems integrators of smart card-based e-purse applications that can be used in combination with loyalty and other applications. It is headquartered in Middletown, CT, with a branch office in Moscow, Russia. Further information on the company can be found at: .Details