V-One Corp. said it will be supplying a key security component to the smart card identification and transaction system that Florida State University is developing.

When the system, SmartWorld, is deployed later this year, students will gain access through the Internet to a host of applications touching on many aspects of campus life. Electronic financial transactions over the network will be secured though mutual authentication and encryption aided by the smart card.

V-One said it will provide its SmartGate "middleware," which allows virtually any application to run securely on public networks like the Internet. The agreement also provides for cross-training between V-One and Florida State personnel, and V-One technology will be incorporated in demonstrations that Florida State's Card Application Technology Center makes in marketing its system to other universities and colleges, government agencies, and other organizations.

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