Verifone Inc. has licensed the Certicom Elliptic Curve Engine, known as CE2, for its smart card downloading system, Certicom Corp. announced.

Verifone will use Certicom software and other components in its Verismart remote transaction architecture, which includes the hand-held smart card reader known as Personal ATM. That device can link through any phone line to a bank or retailer for digital commerce, including electronic money transfers or storage of cash on a chip card.

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