Smart Cards Rolled Out In Midwest
A leading provider of smart cards in this country is working with First National Bank Omaha on a program to roll out 100,000 smart cards in the Midwest. The cards from Oberthur Card Systems will offer more than stored value functions. At no extra cost, customers can receive a "Convenience Storage" application that allows individuals to store personal information such as birthdays, Social Security numbers, frequent flyer numbers and other hard-to-remember details in the card's memory base. The cards can also be updated online both in amount of money that is stored and in card features so that as the card is modernized, customers can bring current cards up to date.The convenience storage application is based on a Visa framework of commands, data structures, security protocols, and access methods that can securely store and retrieve the information.
Copyright © 2003 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 13, No. 4, 6/24
First published on 06/24/2003