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Manufacture of credit cards, open and closed plastic cards

Grant number: 97/13266-4
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: June 01, 1998 - June 30, 2001
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Design
Principal Investigator:Wellington Gomes de Andrade
Grantee:Wellington Gomes de Andrade
Host Company:Tecnocard Tecnologia Cartões Ltda
City: Jarinu


Phase 1 of this research project aims to build a collection of totally original prototypes for the manufacture of plastic, magnetic, inductive, smart cards and transponders entirely from national components, that offer ease of operation and maintenance, high productivity, and considerably lower cost compared to the technology available on the international market, in addition to levels of quality and security compatible with international standards, to be used in information technology systems. In phase 2, we will aim to reach the stage of manufacturing of magnetic credit cards and smart cards on an industrial scale. The innovation for the second phase, will be a system of authentication and security for transactions through public networks (Internet/fax/telephone), named Security Smart Card. The aim of this product is to offer to companies the ability to expand, securely, via computer networks. These products will have three main elements: software with the authentication of an electronic signature and dynamic passwords generated by a cryptographic key, a smart card reader connected to personal computers and personalized smart cards manufactured by the company, with the innovation of combining smart card and inductive card technologies. We will be dealing with an inductive relay with metallic printing, with mechanisms for insertion of tracks and safeguards within the internal part of the card. (AU)

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