Everyone is talking about using the Internet for banking and electronic transactions. Few are satisfied yet with the security technology available. However Nokia has developed a new banking application that offers secure end-to-end data protection and digital signatures via the GSM Short Message Service. Early trials have convinced OKO Bank in Finland that the solutions available are secure enough for development into reliable mobile banking services. Some of these potential services are demonstrated here, showing how mobile phones can be used to pay bills and access other value-added services.
Associated project: CASCADE
Contact: Simo LUIRO , Nokia Research (SF)
tel +358 9 4376 6468 - fax +358 9 4376 6533 - email@example.com
The need to encourage use of public transport is prompting new approaches to passenger information. Dassault Electronique in France has piloted a new electronic bus stop, with a display screen that shows the bus service operating on that route and the actual time of arrival of the next bus. Screen data at the stop is updated at regular intervals via GPS data channels, so that those waiting can see any delays to the service. The company is demonstrating this technology at EITC 97.
Associated project: SUMMIT
Contact: Eric DURIEZ , Dassault Electronique (F)
tel +33 1 3481 6855 - fax +33 1 3481 5100 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contactless cards are in increasing use around the world for public transport ticketing applications. In Korea for example, Seoul's bus transport network uses contactless ticketing on over 8000 buses to serve its 10 million plus population, generating around two million transactions per day. The technology in use there is provided by Gemplus, which is here demonstrating the interactive operation of contactless cards and CombiCards as they are used in a public transport network.
Associated project: COCLICO
Contact: Olivier TREBUCQ , Gemplus (F)
tel +33 1 464 82032 - fax +33 1 464 82003 - email@example.com
Some 11 million mobile professionals need to carry paper documents with them when on the road, a need which is likely to continue for some time. OptionExist has developed a small, battery-powered fax/email machine for such users that has no fax paper, but can quickly scan in paper materials and transmit them as faxes or email. About the size of a VHS video cassette, the unit has an LCD screen for viewing and the user interface, a PCMCIA port for communications and a printer port for hard copy output. Due for commercial launch very shortly, the product is being demonstrated at the exhibition.
Associated project: ATOM
Contact: Simon PAYNE , OptionExist (UK)
tel +44 1884 252555 - fax +44 1884 252510 - firstname.lastname@example.org
GSM is an established technology. The key issue now is to expand its capacity and abilities to meet evolving user needs. One solution developed by Alcatel for cellular operators is the Micro Base Station, which enables the operator to substantially increase network capacity up to 300 Erlangs per km2 compared to the present-day 80 Erlang/km2 maximum. Another new offering, this time for the end-user, is a new GSM handset incorporating all the functions of a personal organiser. These products and others are on display at EITC.
Associated projects: SHAPE, TIBIA
Contact: Pierre LERNER, Alcatel (F)
tel +33 1 6963 1239 - fax +33 1 6963 1976 - email@example.com
The CARiN in-car navigation system from Philips is already becoming a standard option on several new car models. On display at EITC, the system utilises GPS satellite positioning, wheel sensors, an electronic compass and CD-ROM mapping data to enable drivers to navigate to their destination by following simple visual and aural instructions. The system includes automatic rerouting to avoid traffic jams, and can display its output in six different languages.
Associated projects: ECAM, SHAPE, TIBIA
Contact: Albert VAN KEER , Philips Car Systems (B)
tel +32 2 525 7804 - fax +32 2 525 7805 - firstname.lastname@example.org
An innovative Online Terminal developed by Siemens not only offers DECT cordless telephony and an answerphone, but also incorporates Internet email, Web connectivity and fax capabilities within a single unit. On display here, the new terminal has a smart card reader and supports both keyboard and pen-based input. Aimed at applications such as home banking and home Internet connectivity, it will be available on the market in 1998.
Associated projects: SHAPE, TIBIA
Contact: Babette GRAAF, Siemens (D)
tel +49 89 722 43743 - fax +49 89 722 21913 - email@example.com
The SIM Application Toolkit (class 2) allows Siemens GSM handsets to interact and operate with SIM card applications. These applications are designed by SIM card manufacturers to support a range of operator-specific value-added services, such as remote SIM configuration, travel and booking services, electronic banking, news/weather services and more. Here the company is using its new S.10 handset, equipped with a colour LCD screen, to display such applications.
Data and fax communication from a PC no longer require a PCMCIA card to link to a GSM phone. The SoftDataLink solution for the S.10 handset makes use of a simple, low-cost cable to link to a PC, enabling use of the PC keyboard and even the phonebook software to send and receive messages using the Short Message Service (SMS).
Associated projects: LOCOP, SHAPE, TIBIA
Contact: Stephan MENTZ , Siemens (D)
tel +49 89 722 26271 - fax +49 89 722 26754 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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