Drexler Technology Corp. said its LaserCard File System, or LCFS, is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system.

The Drexler software, an element of the patented LaserCard optical storage medium that could compete with or complement smart card chips, had already been usable with Windows 3.x, Windows 95, and Windows NT.

LCFS is typically used to "password-protect" records, such as medical files, or to erect a "hacker barrier" when cards are used in conjunction with Internet browser systems for electronic commerce.

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