Eureka moment for Gemalto digital signature


Eureka moment for Gemalto digital signature

Ian Grant

A secure identity and transaction authentication system has won Dutch digital security house Gemalto the European Eureka prize for innovation.

The award is for the Sealys identification authentication signature technology, in which Gemalto led a consortium of industrial firms. The Onom@Topic+ project, which developed the technology, provides a unique framework for deploying e-identity documents for cross-border access to eGovernment services.

The technology also allows mobile phone users to store securely their photos and videos on the SIM card and to retrieve their personal multimedia content when changing handsets, using a high-speed interface between the UICC card and a mobile terminal.

Another aspect of Onom@Topic+ concerns the development of a solution based on the near-field communications single-wire protocol (SWP), which enables mobile contactless applications. Gemalto said there were more than 100 pilot programs worldwide testing the protocol for mobile ticketing, mobile payment or peer-to-peer transactions.

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