Driver Software supports SecureMMC(TM) Media Card.
April 10, 2007 -
Software driver helps create host environment for SecureMMC memory cards with the aid of native SD slot or external SCM reader and complies with ISO 7816 smart card standards. Featuring chip with security functionality enabling encrypted or protected files to be stored on card alongside royalty free content, Memory cards provide removable storage for handheld electronic devices such as PDAs, digital cameras, mobile phones, and MP3 players.
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SCM Microsystems, Inc.
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SCM Microsystems Introduces New Driver Software for SecureMMC(TM) Media Card
FREMONT, Calif., March 21 // -- SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Prime Standard: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today introduced new software drivers developed for the new SecureMMC(TM) media.
SecureMMC memory cards provide secure removable storage for handheld electronic devices such as PDAs, digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3 players. The addition of a chip with full security functionality enables encrypted or protected files, such as those secured by Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, to be stored on the card alongside royalty free content. By combining smart card security and multimedia technology in one device, SecureMMC addresses both the security requirements of content owners and the desire of consumers for mobile access to more, and more varied content. The new secure media thus creates opportunities for new business models in a wide range of applications in banking, government, telecommunications, entertainment, transport and ticketing.
SCM's software drivers help create a host environment for SecureMMC memory cards with the aid of the native SD slot or an external SCM reader. The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA), which oversees standardization activities for removable storage media, sponsored the development of the drivers to speed the acceptance of SecureMMC in the marketplace. The software complies with ISO 7816 smart card standards and is immediately available for MMCA member companies. SCM is currently the only licensed provider for Microsoft WHQL certified SecureMMC drivers in Windows(R) XP, and provides drivers for Windows Mobile 5.0.
"SecureMMC supports our increasingly mobile digital lifestyle by meeting the growing demand for a secure way to share protected content. It is the ideal way to store DRM content on memory cards used in cell phones, notebooks or PDAs, for example," said Victor Tsai, Marketing Committee Chairman of the MultiMediaCard Association. "SCM has shown its proven expertise in Windows System Software and has demonstrated leadership over the years in developing readers for new digital media as it evolves."
"SecureMMC is the latest media for which SCM offers support, joining CompactFlash(R), PCMCIA I/II, PCMCIA ExpressCard(TM), MultiMediaCard(TM), SecureDigital(TM), SmartMedia(TM), Memory Stick(R) and xD-Picture Card(TM)," said Robert Schneider, chief executive officer of SCM Microsystems. "We are committed to developing the devices and drivers to ensure support for all major digital media as it evolves."
The MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) is the open standard memory card organization, promoting worldwide adoption of storage media and peripheral I/O devices designed especially for mobile phones and digital imaging devices. It enables a myriad of applications to come together and share digital media contents.
Founded in 1998, the MMCA provides a global forum for memory card and semiconductor component suppliers, software vendors and manufacturers of mobile electronic devices. They jointly endorse and promote the worldwide adoption of MultiMediaCards and the MMC standards.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. The company develops, markets and sells the industry's broadest range of smart card reader technology for secure PC, network and physical access and digital media readers for transfer of digital content to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise, consumer electronics and photographic equipment markets worldwide. Global headquarters are in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems web site at http://www.scmmicro.com/.
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