SchlumbergerSema announced that its e-gate
smart card technology – a business critical innovation which enables cards
to be plugged directly into the USB port of any computer- delivers a
performance/cost ratio ten times better than that of a standard ISO. This is
a major advantage for organizations extending their smart card
infrastructure to many thousands of PC users.
The e-gate format reduces costs by incorporating the USB interface
electronics on an ISO compatible smart card. This removes the need for a
card reader and simplifies the installation on a PC, thereby cutting the
capital cost of the smart infrastructure while communicating at the USB
At the heart of every e-gate card is a specially designed chip what
incorporates the standard smart card ISO and USB interface. This chip is
packaged in two formats: a standard ISO version, giving a versatile smart
card that provides a single key to a host of smart services; and a ‘plug-in’
small format card within a token that plugs directly into a USB port, ideal
for dedicated Internet security applications.
“The business case for smart-card based digital identity solutions is
already won – until now, the hold up has been the cost and complexity of
putting the one-to-one terminal infrastructure into place”, said Tom Arthur,
Senior Vice President, Worldwide sales and Business Development, ActivCard.
“e-gate reinforces network security in a variety of business environments
while adding flexibility to the smart payment and security infrastructure”.
To meet the growing demand for corporate and Internet security solutions,
production of the SchlumbergerSema e-gate Cyberflex(TM) Java(TM) and native
OS Cryptoflex(TM) smart cards has now reached commercial volume.
Cyberflex e-gate and Cryptoflex e-gate can be seen live October 23-25, 2001
at the SchlumbergerSema exhibition at stand A30 in Hall Albinoni at Carte in
SchlumbergerSema is a leading information technology services company
providing consulting, systems integration, managed services, business
continuity systems, products and IP network security solutions serving the
telecommunications, utility, finance, transport, oil and gas, and public
sector markets. With more than 30,000 employees in 130 countries,
SchlumbergerSema is one of two business segments of Schlumberger Limited, a
global technology services company.
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