Gemalto receives 'Best Software' Sesames Award

Cartes & IDentification tradeshow, Villepinte, France, November 3, 2008 -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced it has won the "Best Software" Sesames award at this year’s Cartes & IDentification tradeshow. Gemalto is demonstrating "Smart Card Web Mashups" at its booth.

The Sesames awards represent a promotional springboard and give reputation and credibility to the projects. The competition is open to all innovative projects in the relevant sectors and attracts more candidates every year.

Best Software

Smart Card Web Mashups is the first implementation of the Java Card 3.0 specifications through a technological solution that combines content and applications from various Web server. One of the servers is embedded in a USB device and provides personal data and services to the USB key holder, such as a contact book, notes, passwords, videos or images. The information is directly managed in a Web browser via applications like YouTube or a Personal Information Manager (PIM) portal embedded in the USB key. The mashup technology allows enriching the services stored in the device with online content, or personalizing Web applications with personal data. For example, the contact book in the key enriches each address with a geographical map provided by an online service. Similarly, an online mapping service can be personalized with the contact book in the key to localize the persons.