license is probably the most used ID document in the world! Same stands
for the vehicle licences.
So every driver must have officially issued driver's license and every
vehicle has to have some kind of vehicle permit. Every person has to
pay a fee to get those documents issued. Now we are getting to real
scope of that. It is billions of portable documents and it costs money
to get them!
- Smart Drivers License
- Smart Vehicle License
Every country issues and controls those ID documents.
It represents means of control over drivers, vehicles and also great
source of revenue. Every driver MUST come back to extend validity of
the license. Same stands true for the vehicles. Those documents are
"protected" by means of shape, appearance, printing even magnetic
stripe in the back in case of some plastic cards.
Now comes the bad part: criminals are not really deterred by those
"protection" techniques. In some countries it is possible to obtain
fake official documents for small fee. In many African
practice like that is rampant problem. In most of them drivers pay fees
for license, vehicle and insurance only first time and never again.
Government loses hige chunk of revenue in long run.
Main reason for that is inability for officer to check validity of the
presented document when standing on the street in the traffic.
Counterfeit documents are so good that it is really hard to validate
original from copy. Officer on the street has to deal with traffic or
overall situation and does not have time, experise and technical
abilities to adjudicate and determine 100% if presented document is
real or nice clone of the same. Extra communications or network infra
structure is needed at the spot to verify that presented ID really
exists and it is not expired. That check will still NOT verify if
presented credential is original or knockoff copy!
Same situation can be looked over from completely different angle. Not
often, but sometimes officer might not be a person whom he/she is
representing to be! How do you know if he/she is authorized to see your
driver's license or other documents? Uniform would be way to recognize
legitimate police officer but in many instances they are not only ones
authorized to check end users IDs. Now how do you solve that situation?
THE SMART CARD CONCEPT
Almex SmartCard Source has smart
card solution that really solves all those issues and more. To start
• Smart cards are small, they fit
Smart cards are very secure, can't be read, copied,
manipulated, counterfeited or duplicated
Smart card protect privacy where needed
Smart cards are re-writable
Smart card can contain digital log with location, date,
time, person's stamp to record every transaction
Smart card can contain digital instructions, no mistakes
Smart card could be used anywhere, in the office, on the
street, on the water ... literally anywhere
Smart card can be set that certain profile of official
personnel can see only certain portion of card data
Insurance, administrative and personal ID data are available
Long sign ups at offices can be avoided, just
insert card into the smart card reader
Only after officer presents his/her own control
smart card transaction can take place
Small smart card terminal can read smart cards anywhere, any time
Smart card could be used in the offices, county, town, state or
better, whole country
Smart health cards speed up administration processes
Smart cards save hundreds of millions in administration,
insurance, public funding, government money
Smart ID card can
be loaded with basic emergency medical information and could save lives
in dangerous car accident situations
Smart card hardware is reasonably priced. Any PC can
be set to read or read/write smart cards, there are many different
THE SMART CARD DRIVER'S ID SOLUTION
SmartID-ONE smart card securely
stores various collections of data:
administrative data, expiry date
holder's personal information
Vehicle information or
usually it is a separate card (carried in the vehicle)
actually system with backoffice where cards are created from
smart cards, personalized and issued to end users. Also, cards are
controlled in the Main Data Base (MDB) so they can be deactivated or
deleted if lost or stolen. Access to the system is controlled by usage
of special SAM smart cards so no manipulation is allowed without one.
Every person handling driver's license cards shall use SAM card in
order to perform duties. Every time when card is used anywhere digital
log entry is created in the card and it shall be possible to see who
handled the card in past. Higher level authority in the system issues
and control SAM cards with capability to issue, extend or invalidate
SAM cards at will.
With regular driver's licences every change, like address, phone number
or expiry date really means destroying old one and issuing new card. On
larger scale that practice must cost millions! Sometimes Government
office just issues replacement and drivers don't pay for new card, but
there is always a burning question: Who pays for that?
The quick answer is: since we are all tax payers it is actually us (end
users) who foot that bill! And it is sure not small.
How are cards checked and edited for change of information? In offices
smart card readers are used with standard PCs. For anywhere else
SmartID-ONE uses hanheld, portable smart
card terminals like one depicted on the right.
It has 2 smart card slots and official has to insert his/her personal
control card before checking end user's card. Upon insertion of the
driver's card both cards validate each other before releasing encrypted
information stored in the smart card. No other costs, communications,
radio calls, checks are needed!
SmartID-ONE smart card instantly populates
on-screen form and allows official to check it out.
SmartID-ONE is easy to use, just insert in
smart card reader and in an
software) records shall be available for
processing. Almost nothing to learn, fast adoption of the system is
possible on every level of the Government
is pretty straight forward, intuitive,
familiar tabs and buttons makes using smart card a pleasant experience.
No special training is required.
integrity of the system is ensured by using advanced
encryption techniques and system organization.
of implementation is one time investmnet that pays itself back in short
period of time. After that it costs nothing to run the system and
suddenly operator of the system can see revenues that didin't exist
protects environment. Because records and transactions are all
electronic there is no more tons of papers, storage facilities, toners,
cartridges, photo copy costs and simply paper waste that fills up
landfills. Smart cards last 4-6 years in every day use and in reality
could really last a lifetime since card contents could be updates
money on insurance as well! Days of driving with no insurance are over.
That information could be loaded into driver's or vehicle smart smart
license card and changed upon regular payment made to insurance
company. Again, easy to check information. No extra papers to be mailed
and carried around.
SmartID-ONE hardware we use German made
cards and readers only. On smart
card readers we offer 2 year Warranty!