The standardised openCashfile structure for smartcards can now also be used on contactless cards carrying the LEGIC advant® transponder chip. The new openCashfile LEGIC® advant V1.00 specification is available for download to members of the Common Smartcard Solutions Association (Industrieverband für einheitliche Smartcard-Lösungen e.V.) at www.common-smartcard.org. The specification allows all providers of LEGIC® card systems, such as POS and vending machine suppliers, to operate with the same structures. The benefits are felt by end-users, especially. Existing card solutions can remain in place because the openCashfile structure can be easily used on available cards. The openCashfile structure is also suitable for multiapplications, of course. The open standard for chip cards is applied in very many different fields, such as customer loyalty schemes, catering, e-payment, time & attendance and access control.
“A solution was initially developed for Mifare DESfire®, but now it is possible to use openCashfile with LEGIC advant® and therefore across different transponder platforms. Further steps in development are planned for 2014”, says Walter Neuhaus, Chairman of the Common Smartcard Solutions Association.
In the e-payment field, involving closed systems, the Association (the “Industrieverband für einheitliche Smartcard-Lösungen e.V.”) defines standardised card structures for contactless smartcards based on differing technologies. The Munich-based Association was established in April 2011 after an intensive preparatory phase. It supports the dissemination of standardised card structures with various marketing activities, such as informative events, articles in trade magazines and joint presence at trade fairs.
Industrieverband für einheitliche Smartcard-Lösungen e.V.
Mr. Timo Stehn
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