SmartCardCentral.com has launched a free news and information site for smart cards at . Since its inception in October, the website has quickly become the smart card industry portal providing one convenient location for industry news and numerous business and technical resources. The site attracts professionals already working in the industry as well as other industries getting involved in the technology such as mass transit, telecommunications, healthcare, access control, Internet security and biometrics. The site aims to build a loyal base of subscribers who require timely information on the smart card industry and technology.
SmartCardCentral.com provides daily industry news, technical links and resources, a comprehensive directory to companies, a bookstore and more. More and more companies, especially in the United States, are looking at what smart card technology can bring to their business. As this interest level rises, business and technical professionals need a central resource for news and information. SmartCardCentral.com meets this need through the resources of the Web.
Smartcardcentral.com is the primary access point for several sub-sites:
Smartcardnews.com — offers industry news stories and analysis
Smartcarddirectory.com — a comprehensive guide to companies in the industry
Smartcardtech.com — convenient links to major technical resources and downloads on the Web
Smartcardresearch.com — will provide statistics, forecasts and more from leading industry researchers
Smartcardbooks.com — latest selection of industry-related books covering smart cards, cryptography and more
Smartcardjobs.com — job listings for employers and candidates
More services, such as a technical discussion forum, job exchange and video interviews will eventually be added, making SmartCardCentral.com the most comprehensive and convenient source of news and information on the smart card industry.
“We saw a major opportunity for SmartCardCentral.com to fill a need that wasn’t being met in this growing industry — free access to smart card industry news and resources on the Web,” said Darryl Barnes, President.
The website will also provide companies with a powerful new advertising medium to reach a highly targeted group of customers. “This site will really allow our advertisers to leverage the Internet to their advantage. Until now this industry has done all of their advertising in magazines. For the same price, this takes it to a whole new level of reach and effectiveness,” according to Peter Langenstein, Director of Sales & Marketing.
Companies interested in being included in the industry directory or submitting their press releases may contact [SmartCardCentral.com] at 650-470-0273 or by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org].