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Thursday 05 April 2001

New Set-top Box from Motorola

SCM Microsystems is to provide Motorola with its Smart Transporter Chip, a universal Smart Card reader interface, based on SCM's widely adopted SmartOS, for Motorola's Streamaster 5000 advanced set-top box.

By incorporating SCM's Smart Transporter Chip, Motorola's newest set-top box will also support Smart Card-based payment transactions for items such as pay-per-view movies, music downloads and T-commerce purchases.

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Philips Launches Crypto Competency Center

Philips Semiconductors has launched a Crypto Competency Center in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The staff of over 20 scientists and engineers will focus on the growing demand for highly secure encryption capabilities for data transactions.

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SmartTrust launches Wireless Internet Browser V1.2

Sonera SmartTrust has announced the Wireless Internet Browser (WIB) V1.2. SmartTrust's WIB software was launched in 1999 and is now used by over 15 SIM vendors and integrated into 12 million SIM cards around the world.

"This new release really strengthens the WIB offering as a platform for implementing secure mobile value added services," explained Lars-Erik Sellin, Senior Vice President of Technology Strategies at Sonera SmartTrust. "Used alongside SmartTrust's portfolio of SIM Client solutions, any modern GSM phone can be used as a personal authentication device for the digital signing of m-commerce transactions. It can even be integrated into fixed-Internet environments allowing, for example, users to digitally sign transactions or communications initiated on the desktop."

Contact: Tim Smith, SmartTrust
Tel: +44 (0)1753 620 262


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At the digital frontier, it's trust and relationships that give you the edge. That's where secure identification technologies come in. Smart cards, biometrics and public key infrastructures are key to establishing trust in the digital world. Find out everything you need to know at CardTech/SecurTech 2001.

With its 1,000-booth exhibition and acclaimed 200-speaker seminar program, CTST 2001 is the world's premier conference covering the marketing, business and technical aspects of deploying card and security technologies successfully. The show covers many technologies, applied to diverse business situations in numerous market sectors in almost every country around the world. To get a feel for just how expansive the CTST experience is visit or email to request a brochure.


  • Soon your shoes will be doing your thinking for you. Find out more from keynote speaker Michael Hawley, Dreyfoos Professor of Media Technology at MIT and principal investigator Of "Things that Think" project at MIT's Media Lab
  • Keynote speaker Steven Levy, Senior Technology Editor of Newsweek and author of "Crypto: When the Code Rebels Beat the Government"
  • Visa smart cards in the news
  • B2B Internet Transaction Security panel
  • Multi-application, and interoperable cards in large-scale ID programs
  • As always, sessions for beginners as well as veterans on smart cards and biometrics

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