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Gemalto SIMagine contest awards

Thursday 19 February 2009

As part of the 2009 SIMagine worldwide developer contest, around 200 innovative entries in the field of wireless applications were evaluated by a selection committee composed of international members. The winners are:

  • Gold Award: BioXpress - Precise Biometrics AB (Sweden)

BioXpress enables the implementation of an electronic ticket in a SIM card. The solution enables remote, web-based registration of the user’s fingerprints, as well as ticket purchase.

  • Silver Award: TaggyNet - Polytech Marseille (France)

TaggyNet proposes an additional value to on-line communities like, or This application provides new ways to exchange information and to be in touch for community members. Many public sites, stores, restaurant, hotels having a tag waiting to be “tagged” represent a potential source of information for customers. This network of tags is intended to grow up because each community member will be able to share his feelings about a specific place. As a result, an indirect publicity will be generated for the whole community.

  • Bronze Award: SIMail - FH Hagenberg (Austria)

SIMail is a device independent application to administrate business tasks, like mails and calendar events. As it runs directly on the SIM card the Communicator is always on.

  • TIM Award: iCanSee - Rhodes University (South Africa)

A SCWS-based application for the visually impaired community and provides a web-based front end to the text communication tools on a mobile phone: the phone book, SMS, MMS and email.

  • Telefonica Award: SSA (SIM Single Authenticator) - University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)

This application allows introducing user's credentials (e.g. username and password) associated to web services in a secure way. The data is stored on the SIM and the application can automatically provide the credentials on behalf of the user to the web sites.

  • Orange Award: KonnexSim - Scientific Engineering Services Ltd (Greece)

KonnexSim uses the KNX open-standard, the standard for home automation, to create a link between a SIM card and any KNX connected device, through Bluetooth, SMS or the Internet. This can be a heater, air-conditioning, lights, alarms, or shutters.

  • Inside Contactless Award: ApiCardio – Apilinx (France)

This self monitoring application using the mobile phone.. Data as physiological parameters are transferred to the SIM card and results are formatted and displayed using the SCWS

  • Innovation Award: Web gate - Moscow State University (Russia)

Web gate provides mobile web developers with a tool for designing web pages using the SIM card functionalities through SCWS.  The tool defines web components embedded into a web page, each invoking a specific functionality in the SIM card.