Brussels-based Proton World has entered an agreement to co-develop smart card capabilities for Brodia’s server-side e-wallet.
The first step in the co-operation is the development of secure, PKI-based cardholder authentication for access to the Brodia e-Wallet services. This will be demonstrated on the Proton World booth at this year's CardTech/SecurTech trade show in Las Vegas between 15 and 17 May.
The two companies say they will then go on to jointly develop a range of products and services based on the Proton Prisma multi-application smart card range of products and the Brodia server-based wallet solution.
Some of the first services to be jointly delivered will be authentication, digital signatures, debit/credit payment and storage of user profiles and other data. Proton Prisma smart cards will be used as secure keys to access the Brodia wallet and to authorise transactions.
Other potential commercial applications include incremental Internet micro-payments, transaction storage, form-filling and loyalty applications.
Ron Martinez, CEO of Brodia, comments: "We want to provide our financial institution customers with an opportunity to integrate the best of smart card and digital wallet technologies into a seamless application for their customers."