Conditional Access for Europe


CAFE - 7023

Keywords portable workstations, pocket workstations, data security


Start Date: 1-DEC-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The CAFE project addresses the important field of digital payments with its many unsolved technical, institutional and legal issues.

CAFE aims to begin defining a generalised protocol for electronic access and payment and to embed this in the development of a miniature pocket workstation as an access and payment device for information services.

The chip developed in the CRYPTOCARD project (2704) will be built into a miniature workstation equipped with display and data-entry devices. This will allow users to access information services with automatic checking of security and payment collection through the information embedded in the workstation.

The project will develop the architecture of a payment and access control device through three linked sub-projects:


CONTACT POINT

Dr C. Chaum
CWI
Kruislaan 413
NL - 1098 SJ Amsterdam
tel: + 31 / 205-924-169
fax: + 31 / 205-924-199

Participants

CWI - NL - C
GEMPLUS CARD INTERNATIONAL - F - P
SERVICE D'ETUDES COMMUNES
DE LA POSTE ET DE FRANCE TELECOM - F - P
CARDWARE - UK - P
PTT RESEARCH - DR NEHER LABORATORIES - NL - P
SINTEF DELAB - N - A

INSTITUT FÜR INFORMATIK - D - A
INSTITUT FÜR SOZIALFORSCHUNG - D - A
ÅRHUS UNIVERSITET - DK - A
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN - B - A

INGENICO - F - A

DIGICASH BV - NL - A
SIEMENS - D - A


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CAFE - 7023, December 1993


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