SCM Microsystems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, has announced that Motorola, a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions, 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(TM), a universal smart card reader interface, based on SCM’s widely adopted SmartOS(TM).
“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. For more information, please visit the Motorola Web site at [http://www.motorola.com] or [http://www.motorola.com/streamaster/]