Smart cards: A design for the future

Robert H. Davis, Hamish Mitchell

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A new smart card system, Vitesse, is outlined in design detail to meet many needs stemming from the current ability to manipulate information over the network medium. A new smart card operating system, object oriented in nature, is described in terms of a client/server architecture where clients (desktop computers) run front end applications and interact with information servers running in the background. Vitesse servers, designed to be portable - ranging in size from a credit card to a small computer - perform dedicated information processing with typical applications such as telecommunications, stockbroking and interactive entertainment. A design simulator is used to model the abstract design of Vitesse, allowing for prototyping of ideas and demonstration of design models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-97
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Information Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


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