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G&D unveils microSD Card with smart card and contactless functions

Thursday 11 December 2008

The mobile security cards designed by G&D are suitable for use in mobile phones, smart phones, netbooks and other mobile devices, and even in USB tokens. The only requirement is that they should be equipped with a slot for microSD card. Such cards can provide security functions for all of these devices, as well as PCs and laptops, without the need for an external smart card reader.

The latest product in this family of cards, the Mobile Security Card CL, has been enhanced to include a contactless interface in addition to the integrated smart card, based on the international standards ISO 14443 and Mifare. In order to use the card in contactless mode, the device in which it is inserted must be equipped with an antenna for the contactless communication link. The card contains two additional standardized contacts for this purpose.

The range of possible contactless applications includes electronic access control to buildings, electronic event ticketing and transit ticketing, and electronic passes for companies, libraries and universities. The Mobile Security Card CL can also be used for contactless mobile payment.