27 October, 2009
Gemalto has announced the availability of a 144-kilobyte PIV card. The product is available and already on the GSA’s approved products list. The new card doubles the memory capacity of the previous card. Gemalto sees the new cards being used to add application to the card, such as e-purse.
The Gemalto PIV Card is dual contact/contactless technology built on the JavaCard platform. It doubles the storage capacity of today’s PIV cards, a highly demanded feature in the government sector.
The Gemalto PIV card allows the identities of government employees and contractors to be verified electronically quickly, while resisting any fraud, tampering or counterfeiting. Already capable of secure storage of cardholder fingerprints, the card also supports, through its open platform, adding new applications, such as biometric match-on-card, if desired.