Gleich vorneweg mein Kursziel liegt bei mindestens 120$ im jahr 2000
Meiner Meinung von interessierten Kreisen lancierter Artikel, denn
ID-Card und Smartcard müssen nicht unbedingt verschieden sein.
MIcrosoft wird mit Infineon (Siemens), Gemplus, Redmond und Schlumberger
Microsoft plant ein eigenes Betrienssystem für smartcards.
Ich kann mir daher nicht vorstellen, daß 100 erte Millionen $ Entwicklungskosten in veraltete technologien investiert werden.
Hier für alle Technikfreaks die Details
A. Differenzierung Leistungsfähigkeit
nur speichern von Imnhalten (z.B. Telefonkarte)
Verarbeitung komplexer Informationen (z.B. Buchungsvorgänge)
= Smarcard + z.B. biometrische Erkennungsmerkmale, Tastatur
B. Differenzierung Handling
- Physikalischer Kontakt (stecken)
- Hybrid- und Kombikarte
Markt für smartcards
1998 400 Millionen Stück
2004 6.000.000.000 Stück !!!
Tuesday November 16, 11:06 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Identix Teams With SCM to Introduce Unique Mobile Computing Device,
BioTouch, to Enable Authentication Security in Any Portable PC
Fingerprint Security Provides Unprecedented Theft and Fraud Protection for Mobile Computing
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1999-- Identix Incorporated (AMEX:IDX - news), a worldwide leader in providing biometric security and
identification solutions, and SCM Microsystems (Nasdaq:SCMM - news; Neuer Markt:SMY), a leader in enabling simple and secure access to digital information,
announced today that they have implemented Identix's newly introduced DFR 300(tm) optical fingerprint reader, developed by Motorola and Identix, into a PC
Card fingerprint reader for enhanced portable PC security.
BioTouch(tm) is a mobile computing solution that, when inserted in a portable's type II PC Card (PCMCIA) slot, enables one touch security for portable PC users.
Using SCM Microsystems' secured interfacing technology for PCMCIA and its own fingerprint authentication solutions, Identix has developed BioTouch. BioTouch
secures a portable PC and its contents by controlling access using Identix's BioLogon(tm) Security software to restrict access to Enterprise and Internet applications.
A BioTouch user simply presses the side of the device and out slides the fingerprint reader. The user places their finger on the small optical sensor and their finger is
matched to a previously enrolled account. When they are done, they just press the reader back into the PC Card and continue working -- no external cables are
required, the device is completely self-contained inside the PC Card.
``The world's increasing reliance on data stored in computers or transmitted over a network requires that such information be safeguarded, yet easily accessible,''
said Alan Jones, President SCM Microsystems U.S. ``We are pleased to be able to work with Identix to bring our expertise in developing secure access solutions
to a biometrics application, creating simple, protected access for anyone using a computer.''
``We believe fingerprint authentication to secure one's laptop and all its confidential information is the quintessential security requirement for the portable PC market,''
Grant Evans, Vice President of Identix and General Manager of its IT Security Division said. ``BioTouch has the potential to solve this dilemma with a cost effective
and simple-to-use solution. It's faster than logging onto a computer or a network by typing passwords; and it provides unprecedented security for mobile computing
and remote access users.''
The DFR 300, also announced today, was jointly developed by Identix and Motorola and designed for the portable IT and other mobile device markets. The
BioTouch implementation is the first of several solutions planned for the DFR 300 and the rapidly growing mobile device market.
``The DFR 300 sets a new precedent in the biometrics market by overcoming former market barriers, such as cost, size and durability,'' said Roger Janikowski,
Business Development Manager of Digital Imaging at Motorola. ``Motorola's advanced CMOS architecture enables the DFR 300 to measure 80 percent smaller
than traditional readers. The DFR 300 is positioned to become the next omnipresent technology, redefining simple functions, such as unlocking your car, logging on
to your computer, making transactions online or operating your cell phone.''
BioTouch PC cards are expected to be bundled with BioLogon 2.0 Client for Windows software, which delivers the industry's software precedent in speed,
accuracy and flexibility in fingerprint security. The BioLogon 2.0 software suite supports Windows 95, 98 and NT4 operating systems, and provides a range of
functionality, including: stand-alone and network logon; data encryption and decryption, application locking and a biometrically secure password bank, and
multi-layered security for use with smart cards. (See BioLogon 2.0 related release of 11/16). The combination of the BioTouch fingerprint reader with BioLogon 2.0
software provides breakthrough security and convenience for today's laptop professional.
Availability of BioTouch
BioTouch is expected to be available from Identix's IDSafe resellers and distributors, and from the Identicator on-line store at www.identicator.com starting in
December 1999 at a projected list price of $179.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCMM - news; Neuer Markt:SMY) is a leading supplier of solutions enabling simple and secure access to emerging digital
platforms and applications. The company operates in three primary markets -- Digital Media, PC Security and Digital TV. SCM's advanced silicon solutions and
software enable secure exchange of electronic information for applications such as e-commerce and broadband content delivery by providing controlled access
points to platforms such as PCs, Internet music players, and digital television set-top boxes. Customers include a host of OEMs, including Apple, Dell, France
Telecom, Fuji Film, Gemplus, HP, Hitachi, Intel, Matsushita, Minolta, Motorola, Olympus, RCA Thomson, SanDisk, Schlumberger, Siemens-Nixdorf, Sony, Sun
Microsystems and Telenor. Global headquarters are in Los Gatos, California, with European headquarters in Germany. For additional information, contact SCM
Microsystems in the United States at 408/370-4888 or in Europe at +49-8441-8960, or e-mail email@example.com. The company maintains a Web site at
Identix Incorporated, www.Identix.com, is a leader in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing products for the capture and/or comparison of fingerprints
for security, anti-fraud, law enforcement, physical access and other applications. Through Identicator Technology, Inc., Identix's wholly-owned subsidiary and IT
Security division, Identix designs and develops proprietary, cost-effective, security products and solutions for personal identification and verification. Identicator
Technology provides a wide range of applications to markets that include corporate enterprise security, Intranet, extranet, and Internet access and security,
E-commerce, government and law enforcement agencies. Identix's partners include Motorola (NYSE:MOT - news), Compaq (NYSE:CPQ - news), Key Tronic
(Nasdaq:KTCC - news), SCM Micro (Nasdaq:SCMM - news), Cherry GmbH and Unisys (NYSE:UIS - news).
The statements in this release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that reflect the Companies' current expectations,
assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance on the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Act
of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Companies caution investors that any forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation,
risks and uncertainties associated with: development of the marketplace for biometrics solutions; demand for the Companies' products and services; the ability of the
Companies' alliance to succeed and in particular, the ability of the Companies to complete product development and broadly commercialize and disseminate the
Companies' respective products; and other risks as identified in the Companies' respective SEC filings. The Companies disclaim any intention or obligation to
publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
Monday November 15, 8:02 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
SOURCE: SCM Microsystems, Inc.
SCM Microsystems Receives First Microsoft Accreditation for its Windows
2000 Supported USB Smart Card Reader
Leader in Smart Card Readers Delivers Unique Implementation of New Industry Standard
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SCM Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leader in enabling simple and secure access to
emerging digital platforms and applications, has clinched certification for its USB smart card reader by the PC Smart Card Consortium (PC/SC). The PC/SC
compliance consortium is lead by Microsoft Corp. and aims to extend the Windows(TM) operating system to handle smart card-specific protocols and interfaces.
The USB smart card reader, called SCR300, will be demonstrated at the SCM booth in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Pavilion at Comdex 1999.
``Microsoft recognized early the potential of smart card technology for user authentication, and has incorporated support for smart cards in our Windows 2000
operating system,'' said Mike Dusche, product manager at Microsoft. ``SCM Microsystems is an acknowledged leader in providing easy-to-use, standards-based
devices that enable secure access to this technology and ensure its rapid deployment. The company has demonstrated its commitment to strong adoption for smart
cards with the early-to-market release of its USB smart card reader.''
Businesses embracing e-commerce need to protect sensitive or valuable information in a convenient and secure environment, and provide secure access to their
on-line services. Smart cards are an ideal security token, capable of providing user authentication for access control to PCs or networks and storing user credentials
to enable protected applications or services. Smart cards provide a mobile, reliable and low-cost approach to create a ubiquitous security infrastructure that enables
the rapid emergence of Internet-based applications such as on-line shopping, home banking and business-to-business e-transactions. SCM Microsystems' smart
card readers provide a cost-effective, universal and secure interface between smart cards and PCs, and can communicate with any smart card, regardless of the
The SCM Microsystems SCR300 USB smart card reader is already fully supported by Windows 2000 and compliant with Microsoft Smart Cards for Windows,
and will be available in production in early 2000. The product enables smart cards to be read through the fastest interface port available. SCM Microsystems will
customize the product in both feature and form factor to accommodate the requirements of its OEM customers.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY) is a leading supplier of solutions enabling simple and secure access to emerging digital platforms
and applications. The company operates in three primary markets -- Digital Media, PC Security and Digital TV. SCM's advanced silicon solutions and software
enable secure exchange of electronic information for applications such as e-commerce and broadband content delivery by providing controlled access points to
platforms such as PCs, Internet music players, and digital television set-top boxes. Customers include a host of OEMs, including Apple, Dell, France Telecom, Fuji
Film, Gemplus, HP, Hitachi, Intel, Matsushita, Minolta, Motorola, Olympus, RCA Thomson, SanDisk, Schlumberger, Siemens-Nixdorf, Sony, Sun Microsystems
and Telenor. Global headquarters are in Los Gatos, California, with European headquarters in Germany. For additional information, contact SCM Microsystems in
the United States at 408-370-4888 or in Europe at +49-8441-8960, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The company maintains a Web site at
Product and company names herein not trademarked by SCM Microsystems may be trademarks of their respective owners.
For more information about SCM Microsystems at no cost, please call 1-800-PRO-INFO (U.S.) or 732-544-2850 (Int'l), ticker symbol SCMM.