Malta-based Aloaha Limited participated for the second consecutive year at the Omnicard trade fair in Berlin to present its smart card/e-ID middleware technology.
Omnicard is a major international conference for the smart card community. Its world-wide high reputation is grounded on the fact that the trade show is the meeting place for highly qualified international speakers and e-security application specialists including smart card and software producers.
The trade fair which takes place every January provides possibilities for around-the clock networking between public authorities, researchers, management representatives, smart card and software producers. This year’s main theme focussed on the new e-ID and e-health developments across Europe. Another major focus was the introduction of smart meters around the globe.
On Omnicard Aloaha consolidated its close partnerships with companies like Sagem Orga and HID-Global. Thanks to the continuous assistance of Malta Enterprise and the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), International Competitiveness Grand Scheme, Aloaha has embarked in a market penetration strategy to further internationalise its security products. George Gauci, the company’s Business Development Manager explained how Aloaha has become one of the leading software producers offering other countries cryptographic solutions compatible to the latest algorithms and security cards.
Mr Gauci pointed out that the chip of a smart card is just one of the security functions of an e-ID or e-health system. For a fully operational e-ID or e-health project the functions of the chip have to be integrated transparently into the existing application infrastructure. Aloaha’s middleware is required to provide legacy applications an interface to the smart card itself. Without such a software interface the e-ID/e-health system is not interoperable and thereby limiting the whole system.
Additional to its middleware software, Aloaha presented its logical access and hard disk encryption products and announced further developments for the popular Android platform. Next trade fair event for Aloaha is CeBIT 2011 between the 1st and 5th March. As usual Aloaha can be found in Hall 11.
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