Smart card is a small technological wonder! By now everybody understands that chip card is ideal for many useful applications. Banking, transportation, health care, ID ... you name it, smart card can do it! So from time to time we receive a logical question: "Why there is no card that can do it all? So instead of having 3 or 5 or more cards in the wallet why not replace them all with one single card?". That is a fair question and not entirely new idea. Some (very few though) nations in the world actually listened voices of the people. They developed their very own citizen's card with multitude of useful applications.
We at Smart Chip Card Solutions Ltd. took same challenge personally. After much planning and brain storming we came up with own card that we call CitizenONE. CitizenONE is smart citizen's card. Primary function is to be an National ID card. Yet quick view at features list reveals that it actually represents universal citizen's card. CitizenONE is bursting with functionalities. At this time it has at least 21 different applications and uses right out of the box. That number may grow in future and really depends on ultimate buyer what this card will be used for.
FEATURED APPLICATIONS PART OF EVERY CitizenONE CARD
TECHNOLOGY BEHIND IT
CitizenONE uses 21st century technologies for overall system. It is also a multinational effort. We selected leading edge companies as a hardware suppliers. Actual smart cards are 72 k custom chip cards Made in Germany. The fact is that Germans and French invented a chip cards in the first place! It is first place to go to find best smart chips in the world. Than there is a France, USA and Canada as a hardware suppliers.
CitizenONE software is build by several companies with programmers located in different parts of the world. Those groups of programmers work on different pieces of the system. Nobody except Smart Chip Card Solutions employees can see a complete solution. We adopted process like that for security and practical reasons.
IMPORTANT: CitizenONE uses surprisingly low amount of Internet connectivity. That would make CitizenONE perfect for developing countries with no extensive communications infra structure in place! If high speed communications exists that's nice. But even without it card holder with CitizenONE will still enjoy tremendous benefits.
PKI or NO PKI, THAT IS A QUESTION?
After a short debate we decided that CitizenONE will not use PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). PKI is kind of standard that every other smart card software company would go with. SCCS is not standard smart card software company. We have our own solutions. Sure using PKI there are advantages with system like that but there are also big problems:
We rather opted to use different ways to ensure system security and easy to use. Our system can use communications but doesn't have to. It will still work fine in the middle of nowhere.
INTEGRATED OR SEPARATE SOLUTIONS
Consider this; every of the above mentioned features could be card with dedicated application by itself. And every item is not only useful feature but it is rather a system. Card is leading device but there is a back office software that makes it fully functional. It is diversified in number of various things one could do with it and card brings everything together.
If each of the features was selected separately, cards and back end software built to support it we would end up with at least 20 different smart cards! Price for each system added up to single bill would be quite high. Back end software modules would make nightmare to maintain. Diversified data centers built to support each of the functionalities would make total cost astronomical to bear.
So answer to question above is quite easy. For all economical and practical reasons CitizenONE as an integrated system beats choice of cherry picked solutions every step of the way.
WHO NEEDS CitizenONE AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This product is suitable for a country, any country. This is not for small entities. Really any country could use it. Small or big it doesn't matter. System is completely scalable. There are no limits in software how many cards system could have or how many locations processing this cards can be used. Every person and every entity listed above will enjoy benefits of CitizenONE. System could be started up very quickly within 30 - 60 days and fully implemented in reasonable amount of time.
CitizenONE concept saves tremendous time, money, infra structure and resources. It speeds up every action, service and undertaking. It would benefit everyone!
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