Schlumberger Smart Cards and Systems and Strategic Analysis Inc. are jointly introducing smart card-related products.
Strategic Analysis, a software company in Arlington, Va., is marketing the EX Formatter. The Windows-based software package is meant to allow rapid personalization of smart cards.
Schlumberger, the French smart card manufacturer, separately announced it has developed a smart card reader, Reflex 60, for personal computers.
The attachable device conforms to specifications published by the PC/SC Work Group, an industry consortium led by Microsoft Corp. It will enable transaction security with smart cards over public networks like the Internet, using encryption keys stored on the chip.