The SmartCard Group, a division of Amdahl Corporation, Monday announced the availability of the Amdahl Mondex System (AMS) version 3.1. The AMS provides global organizations with customized services and specialized applications that facilitate evolving payment systems through successful implementations of MULTOS-compliant, smart card technology. MULTOS is a multi-application operating system for smart cards, delivering numerous applications on single cards for business-specific applications, such as loyalty, debit, credit, and e-cash. Amdahl’s SmartCard Group provides smart card-based, electronic cash solutions on a worldwide basis with implementations in Scotland, Israel, Australia and Canada.
“Mondex technology offers the ideal base from which to develop advanced smart card applications,” said Moon Ik Chang, President, Hyosung Data Systems. “Working with Amdahl, we have been able to realize and adapt Mondex’ potential in accordance with our own unique business structure to deliver a solution which not just eases cash transactions but revolutionizes the way consumers use monetary value and merchants conduct business. With its broad Mondex experience, its open technology and deep understanding of the banking and financial businesses, Amdahl has taken us from concept to implementation in record time.”
MULTOS is a high security, open-architecture operating system for smart cards that enables card issuers to create a customer specific card with the capabilities of bringing together a number of applications onto one card. As a member of the MAOSCO Consortium, the Amdahl SmartCard Group is dedicated to making MULTOS the industry standard for multi-application smart cards. Amdahl’s SmartCard Group provides a full complement of systems integration and consulting services that enable the card issuer to gain the business-critical advantage of delivering Mondex e-cash capability on MULTOS chips to their customers ahead of the competition.
“Amdahl is at the forefront of delivering innovative and efficient Mondex solutions to our customers,” said Joseph Casola, General Manager of the Amdahl SmartCard Group. “The capability to offer MULTOS-based Mondex solutions showcases Amdahl’s commitment to developing and deploying mission-critical technology that enables our customers to gain a competitive advantage in a changing global economy.”
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MULTOS is a multi-application operating system for smart cards. It is available on a non-proprietary ‘open systems’ basis to ensure that it becomes standard for smart cards in all sectors including finance, retail, travel, media and telecommunications.
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