The third annual Advanced Card Award, in London 21st February 2001, has selected the iSimplify! Card, developed by Bull CP8 and announced at the Paris-based Cartes’1999 fair, as the most innovative product of the year.
The iSimplify! card is based on an innovative technology which transforms a smart card into a true node of the Internet network and is the first smart card to integrate this concept.
The card is designed to simplify and secure personal access to the Internet by integrating Internet protocol (IP) communications within the smart card. The iSimplify! card stores each user Internet ID, enabling secure, hardware-independent access to personal data such as bookmarks and e-mail address books. The Oversoft technology used in the iSimplify! card is a communication architecture that adds a new function to the smart card. The card “talks IP”, is proactive and can achieve operations requested via the Internet.
iSimplify! selected by Dataquest
Dataquest highlighted the iSimplify! card as particularly relevant to network security applications and as one of the most innovative developments in the smart card industry in 1999. Dataquest identifies secure network access as the fastest-growing smart card application, particularly in North America, which will retain more than 56 percent of worldwide share throughout 1999-2004 period.
Schlumberger, for its part, has been selected for the “Best loyalty implementation” and “Best Communications Implementation” awards.
The Advanced Card Awards play a critical role in the advanced card industry, by supporting the quest for excellence in the development and implementation of advanced card technology and applications across a wide range of market sectors.
About Bull CP8 ([http://www.cp8.bull.net]) Since 1998, under the direction of CEO David Levy, Bull CP8 has been focusing its strategy on the development and marketing of software for microprocessor cards, more popularly known as smart cards, integrating a high level of security.
Bull CP8 is the undisputed leader in smart card technology since its first patent in 1977 until the realization of the first 32-bit smart card.
Bull CP8 is the worldwide leader in the banking sector: debit-credit and e.purse, with a 30%.worldwide market share.
In 1999, the company ventured into the GSM market and is now at the leading edge in the development of UMTS, the third generation of SIM cards. The company is also promoting the world’s first “Internet” smart card.