SCM Microsystems, Inc. has announced that Motorola, has selected SCM as its
smart card interface
supplier of choice, for Motorola’s Streamaster 5000 advanced set-top box.
Streamaster is a multimedia broadband information, entertainment and
communications center that derives its content from xDSL service providers.
SCM will provide Motorola with its Smart Transporter Chip, a universal
smart card reader interface, based on SCM’s widely adopted SmartOS.
“SCM has an excellent reputation for its smart card-based solutions and
the Smart Transporter Chip is a great solution for our set-top boxes,” said
Jackie Beauchamp, general manager, Multimedia Systems Division at Motorola.
“SCM demonstrated the ability to control both design and manufacture of its
chips. Also, it was important that SCM could supply us with the large
quantities of product needed, as we predict high demand for Streamaster 5000.”
Streamaster 5000 supports a rich variety of basic and enhanced services.
These include premium digital TV, Web browsing, e-mail, online 3-D games,
personal video recording and video/music-on-demand. 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.
“Being chosen as a supplier of choice for one of the world’s leading names
in broadband communications is the highest endorsement — not just for the
quality of our products, but for our ability to manufacture and produce units
in very high volume,” said Jason Schouw, vice president of U.S. sales for
SCM’s PC Security division. “Our smart card chips are extremely versatile and
can be used in a variety of platforms and applications. Combined with our
manufacturing capability, OEMs have a powerful argument to buy from SCM.”
SCM’s Smart Transporter Chip enables easy integration of support for all
smart cards, including ISO 7816 compliant smart cards. The Smart Transporter
Chip’s architecture is based on open standards and is upgradeable to support
new smart card protocols and functions.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the
Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and
services. SCM’s advanced silicon solutions, hardware and software enable
secure exchange of electronic information for digital applications from
e-commerce to broadband content delivery by providing controlled access points
to platforms such as PCs, digital cameras and digital television set-top
boxes. Known as a premier supplier to OEM companies around the world, SCM also
serves the retail market through its Dazzle, Microtech and FAST product
brands. Global headquarters are in Fremont, Calif., with European
headquarters in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. For additional information, visit the
SCM Microsystems Website at http//www.scmmicro.com.
Motorola, Inc. is a global leader in providing integrated communications
and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion