Our Enabling Technology
Multefile™ is smart card middleware that can be found on smart cards, terminals and in the back office software of a smart card system.
Everything we do is underpinned by Multefile™, it sits at the heart of of our cards, products and solutions.
- It allows smart cards to be changed after they have been issued, with new or modified applications and security enhancements to existing applications.
- Card Management Systems capabilities are greatly enhanced.They can now directly address card and terminal application behaviour.
System Integrators can deliver and manage change to card and terminal applications in a fraction of the time and with a fraction of the effort and cost when compared to conventional approaches and technologies.
Allows the niche marketing of new applications to card carriers who may initially have received their smart card for a 'mass' application such as payment or transport.
Offers a migration path for those with existing smart card technology to move to the next generation of multi-application smart card solutions and management.
How does Multefile™ manage post issuance card updates?
Irrespective of the platform on which it is running, each Multefile™ smart card has two modes of operation. On one hand, it has the normal operational mode during which it behaves as a normal smart card member of the scheme. On the other hand, it has a management mode, where updates can be delivered to the Multefile™ card, targeted at either a particular application on the card, to the entire scheme or to an individual smart card. All updates are protected by cryptography standards matching those used within the UK banking industry.
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