Links and Resources
Open Domain - Specializes in software and integration for the internet, smart cards, PCs and interactive kiosks. Incorporated in September 1996 by a group of highly motivated individuals, Open Domain provides innovative solutions for the rapidly growing Internet Application Market in North America. Together with selected technology partners, Open Domain offers off-the-shelf products, complete customized solutions and professional services.
Smart Card Basics - A sponsored site brought by a number of companies in the smart card industry. Chip Card Technology is quickly becoming the commonplace in our culture and daily lives. We hope that this site will bring you a little closer in your understanding of this exciting technology and the benefits it can bring to your applications.
PC/SC Workgroup - Downloads of the latest PC/SC specifications, press releases, as well as other useful links (e.g., link to download Microsoft's PC/SC base components: Microsoft Security Advisor).
OpenCard Framework - A standard framework announced by an Industry consortium that provides for inter-operable smart cards solutions across numerous hardware and software platforms. The CHIPDRIVE line of smart card terminals is OCF compliant. Check out the OCF "Hot News" and documents including an OCF Programmer's Guide.
Smart Card News, Ltd. - Reporting on Smart Card projects from around the world, covering areas such as Finance, Electronic Purse, Telecommunications, Health, Government, Mass Transport, Retail, Security and the Leisure Industry. They are the producers of the International Smart Card Industry Directory and a great online news service.
Smart Card Alliance - A not-for-profit, multi-industry association that is working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications. They strongly advocate the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity.