Microsoft Gets Smart

February 2006
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Feb2006, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that San Jose, California-based Indala Corp. has begun production of 22,000 multi-technology smart cards for Microsoft Corp. The smart cards will be used to replace the older 32-kilobyte-chip cards used by all Microsoft employees and contractors. The new cards have a higher memory and its has the flexibility to support applications such as cashless vending and cafeteria payments.


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