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Multi-application smart cards have yet to realize their enormous potential, partly because few people understand the technology, market, and behavioral issues involved. Here, Mike Hendry sets out to fill this knowledge gap with a comprehensive and accessible guide. Following a review of the state-of-the-art in smart card technology, the book describes the business requirements of each smart-card-using sector, and the systems required to support multiple applications. Implementation aspects, including security, are treated in detail and numerous international case studies cover identity, telecoms, banking and transportation applications. Lessons are drawn from these studies to help deliver more successful projects in the future. Invaluable for users and integrators specifying, evaluating and integrating multi-application systems, the book will also be useful to terminal, card and system designers; network, IT and security managers; and software specialists.Read more
- First book to focus specifically on multi-application smart cards
- Numerous international case studies put the text in the context of real-world applications
- Treats technology and business aspects of multi-application smart cards on equal footing
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"an indispensible companion for anyone planning a multi-application smart card project"
Martin Walton, Southampton Solent University
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- Date Published: July 2007
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521873840
- length: 266 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 180 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.69kg
- contains: 67 b/w illus.
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
Table of Contents
2. When is a card multi-application?
3. Smart card basics
5. Security and cryptography
6. Card technology
7. Readers and terminals
8. Application selection: the ISO 7816 family
9. JavaCard and GlobalPlatform
11. Other operating systems
12. Card management systems
13. Common business requirements
17. Government and citizens' cards
18. Campus cards and closed user groups
19. Organisation and structure
Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Further reading
Appendix C. Standards
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