The SmartCity® multi-application smart card system that drives campus card programs, corporate sites, military installations and other programs now includes a contactless option. Previously based on contact chip cards only, the newest version supports both types and thus, according to CEO Kieran Timmins, “means greater card choices, less hardware and simpler and hence cheaper card deployments.”
New SmartCity® 6 offers customers flexible, modular and online/offline web based system based around contactless card technologies
Dublin, Ireland and West Palm Beach, Florida, United States:
SmartCentric technologies has announced a new release of SmartCity®, the market leading smart card system, which has been installed in over 90 sites worldwide with over 5 million cards issued.
SmartCity® version 6 offers the full range of SmartCentric’s multi-applications now on contactless cards (RFID). This makes the use of smart cards faster and simpler: by simply tapping a card on a reader the cardholder can purchase goods, gain access to secure areas and even control access to PCs and networks.
A card office now has more options and control over their system than ever. SmartCity® version 6 offers remote data collection giving the best of both worlds for networked areas and remote locations.
In addition, there will be a reduced requirement for hardware and a simple deployment and card issuing application. New customer cards, POS terminals, vending machines, servers and applications can be introduced more easily and quickly. and all new interfaces are web based making it siple to deploy and operate.
Key features of the new system include centralized processing and security which offers reduced costs for card issuing; easy to configure, deploy and manage services, offering increased ease of use for off-campus and city card programs; improved transaction processing and collection giving more information with less effort; web based interfaces; better administration tools for easy system management; simple upgrade of cards in the field; an improved reporting system and a new infrastructure which supports smaller issuers.
Kieran Timmins, CEO of SmartCentric comments: “The investment we have put into the development of SmartCity® 6 demonstrates our commitment to and success in the smart card market and will allow us to experience even greater success and growth in 2007 and beyond. SmartCity® 6 means greater card choices, less hardware and simpler and hence cheaper card deployments”
Chris Rizzetto, Sales Director, North America adds “SmartCity® 6 offers customers everything they need to future-proof their card program – a simple system, suitable for large and small scale issuers, that can support existing systems together with new contactless cards offering multiple applications including secure access and biometrics on a single card.”
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About SmartCentric Technologies International Limited
SmartCentric Technologies International is a specialist technology company focused on secure payments and transactions and multi-application smart card systems. SmartCentric’s flagship product, SmartCity®, was originally developed by the SmartCentric team in the early 1990’s and has evolved into a trusted worldwide card solution. SmartCity® is a Multi-Application Smart Card based system which has many wide-ranging uses, such as stored value, loyalty, gift cards, logical access, physical access, biometrics, car parking and ticketing. SmartCity® is based on international standards and is teamed with best of breed industry partners to deliver leading edge technology and first class client friendly solutions.
SmartCity® has been used in over 90 sites worldwide with over 5 million cards issued in diverse sites such as colleges, government offices, military establishments, banks, cities, towns, shopping areas, and stadiums.