Gemalto Teams up with LG for Advanced Handsets with Smart Card Web Server
Reinforces end-user experience and enriches operators’ offer for SIM-based innovative multimedia services
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb 8, 2008–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its collaboration with LG in order to deliver Smart Card Web Server compatible handsets.
Smart Card Web Server (SCWS) is a solution developed by the SIM industry to propose to operators a rich and portable environment to develop Multimedia SIM-based applications, and enhance the presentation and usability of their services.
Based on a tiny web server embedded in the SIM, the Smart Card Web server makes the most of the handset embedded browser to display rich content and applications. It also powers new applications such as data synchronization between the SIM and the handset, or personalization and customization of the handset environment from the SIM.
Gemalto is working with LG to implement the BIP TCP¹ server mode into LG handsets to enable communication between the LG handsets and Smart Card Web Server. This standardized channel betwee n the handset and the SIM is paving the way to a new kind of collaboration between the two devices that will benefit the whole mobile eco-system.
“LG sees the benefit of SCWS compatible handsets as a compelling solution to offer to both operators and end-users a flexible and convenient environment for services and applications in line with our latest innovations for handsets and features. Gemalto is clearly leading the way to develop this new eco-system and we are deligh ted to participate to this initiative” said Jean-François Deprun from LG.
LG is one of the leading handset manufacturers to implement this innovative technology into their handsets. According to Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President, Telecom, Gemalto “this cooperation between Gemalto and LG is a milestone, showing that SIM-based SCWS technology is clearly in the handset manufacturers product roadmaps. We are pleased to deploy this important technology with an innovative partner like LG.”
Visit LG at the Mobile World Congress, 11-14 February, stand no.s 8B192 and 8B197.
Visit Gemalto at the Mobile World Congress, 11-14 February, stand no. 8A102.
¹ Bearer Independent Protocol Transmission Control Protocol
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers. In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable. Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers. More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years. Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus. For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.
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