20 April, 2009
Oberthur Technologies has delivered the first prototypes of the Generic ID
Card Command Set (GICS) card compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.
ID-One GICS, an identity applet, has been developed to answer the needs for a generic card command set that provides functionalities required by both government and corporate applications. Backward compatible with PIV, this product offers data management, enhanced cryptographic protocols that are compliant with NIST recommendations and is based on the standardization work done under ANSI INCITS.
ID-One GICS card is designed to be integrated into any card management system and offers a logical and physical access control. This card is available for any governmental identity or corporate applications. ID-One GICS will soon be certified FIPS 140-2 level 3, level which is required by the U.S. government.
Oberthur Technologies and Microsoft worked together through the latest specification to define a mini driver. Microsoft’s’ minidriver is a plug in translating each smart cards’ features to a unique interface designed by Microsoft for Windows 7. Minidriver v7 offers new functionalities such as automatic smart card recognition and the use of the latest NSA-recommended cryptographic algorithms.