Press Release

lightsmart™ the perfect solution for the rapidly expanding smart card market

February 20, 2001 - “An independent forecast by respected American analyst SJB Services shows that 3.8 billion smart cards were in circulation in the year 2000, reflecting an annual increase of 52 percent”, states Chris Turner, Managing Director of Digital Communication Technologies (DCT), whose product lightSmart™, a cost effective high-performance smart card platform for Javacard 2.1.1, is set to provide smart card developers with one of the most highly cost-effective platforms to capitalize on this rapidly growing market.
 
Based on DCT’s 32-bit lightfoot™ microprocessor core, lightSmart™ offers unsurpassed code density, a small system memory footprint and ultra low power, making it the ideal solution for the smart card market where system resources, performance and power consumption are key.
 
lightSmart™ is available under license from DCT and offers a full Javacard 2.1.1 solution at an unbeatable price/performance point. DCT delivers the 32-bit microprocessor core with a tailored real-time run time environment, plus compilers for both Java and C languages, as well as a full suite of development tools.
 
“The processing capabilities required for smart cards have increased with the advent of open platform, multi-application smart cards”, says Matt Kubiczek, Chief Architect, DCT. “Costs are critical in this market and lightSmart™ will allow our customers to make considerable savings, while still providing the functionality and efficiency needed for future generations of these devices.”
 
lightSmart™ also offers extremely tight security, making it particularly relevant for ‘smart money’ transactions, a market sector which is expected to see rapid growth in the coming years as consumers move increasingly towards smart card use at the point of payment or sales outlet.
 
“Smart cards have become established as a major part of the networked commercial marketplace, combining the functions of purses, credit cards, coupons and data for personalized settings”, concludes Turner. “The smart card is likely to become the most powerful presence in the digital world and nobody should ignore its potential impact upon business.”
 
 

 

 

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