Smart Card Alliance Publishes Smart Card Case Studies and Implementation Profiles, Now Available Online

Smart Card Alliance Publishes Smart Card Case Studies and Implementation Profiles, Now Available Online

Princeton Junction, NJ, February 19, 2004–Smart Card Case Studies and Implementation Profiles is a new publication from the Smart Card Alliance that is available to both members and non-members at the organization’s online store at

The new “Case Studies” report includes details on technology choices, business cases and lessons learned from 25 leading organizations worldwide that have implemented smart cards. Worldwide in scope, the profiles include implementations in important industry sectors and a wide variety of applications: secure identification, retail, financial, transit and health care.

The enterprise and government sector has had very active smart card programs in recent years and is covered extensively in the report. Government programs presented include the Transportation Security Administration Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and the card and credentialing programs of the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State. Corporate programs from Rabobank, Schlumberger, Shell Group and Sun Microsystems are also in the report.

Three other industry sectors have a number of profiles in the report. The health care smart card programs from France, Germany and Taiwan are covered, as well as the recent University of Pittsburgh Medical Center project. For the financial and retail industries, the American Express ExpressPay, MasterCard PayPass and Visa Contactless Payment in South Korea are all discussed. An important and rapidly growing sector worldwide is mass transit, with the U.S. programs in San Francisco, Ventura County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority included.

Alliance members, who are themselves involved in the profiled industries, contributed to the 70-page report, which sells for $145. Smart Card Alliance members can access all Smart Card Alliance reports at no charge.

The goal of the new Smart Card Alliance online store is to make it possible for media, industry analysts, educators, investors, business managers and engineers investigating smart card technologies and markets to get access to specific, information-rich Alliance reports even if they are not members. The online store, which opened in January 2004 on the Alliance website, offers a large number of reports as well as proceedings from recent Alliance conferences.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to accelerate the acceptance of smart card technology. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. For more information please visit