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Komo Ventures introduces a unique, reliable and interoperable personal identification (ID) product with visual biometric images that cannot be duplicated, replicated, imitated or counterfeited.

The trusted physical images can be manufactured as a stand alone card (e.g. police ID, national ID) with, or integrated into, a separately produced security document that includes any combination of electronically readable biometrics. This unique patented product provides the HSPD-12 (USA Homeland Security Presidential Mandate 12 requirement for a unified credential for physical and IT access) directed features of trust, security and interoperability. The cost to include this invulnerable image biometric as a primary security layer is significantly less than current card manufacturing processes.

Komo Ventures’ Secure Identification Platform (MSIP), including proprietary card personalisation equipment, software, personalised holograms and selective metalised backgrounds, significantly reduces forgeries of Identity Cards, protect brands from counterfeiting and is superior to any other commercially available ID system. The process includes an accredited personalised hologram specified and adopted by the USA’s American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), for over 300 USA Homeland Security Agencies and the USA Federal document Real ID for driver licenses.

For the last 25 years almost all ID cards have been produced from PVC based material. The PVC based material is a poor performer and highly unfriendly to the environment. Komo Ventures has replaced the inferior PVC material with a unique Polycarbonate based material that is environmentally friendly and supplied worldwide by large multinational Plastics Companies. Polycarbonate cards have exceptional durability (resistance to high temperatures and moisture) long life qualities, and are immune to modification counterfeiters.

A smart card is a plastic card which has a computer chip embedded in it. The chip gives the card the ability to store significantly more information than the traditional cards with the magnetic stripe on the back. The type of information held in memory and the way this information is controlled forms the basis of any smart card system. The chip holds information in electronic form that can be quickly, securely and accurately accessed by electronic data processing devices. The size of the card is determined by the ISO 7816 international standard. This standard also defines the physical characteristics of the plastic, such as temperature tolerance and flexibility, the position of the electrical contacts and their functions, and how the chip interfaces to the outside world.

The smart card system is a fully integrated software and hardware system which provides all of the key elements to manage a smart card based access control, stock control, identification, loyalty and electronic payment system. The system is designed as a highly secure environment for the transmission and allocation of electronic money, stock control and reconciliation. Flexible and modular system design allows configuration as a total or partial system dependant on customer requirements. In a multi-application smart card system any or all of the following applications could be utilised on one smart card :

  • identification card (Person/Vehicle/Capital item etc)
  • debit card (Direct bank account transaction)
  • credit card (Linked to Visa/MasterCard)
  • electronic purse (Replaces physical cash)
  • EFTPOS card (Highly secure access to funds via POS)
  • ATM card (Highly secure access to funds via ATM))
  • access control (Control physical or data entry)
  • loyalty card (Frequent shopper schemes)
  • government benefit card (Payment or identification)
  • medical card (Identification or history)
  • passport/Visa card

The specific customer application and data storage requirement will determine the type of smart card to be utilised in the project. In a stored value application value is loaded into the smart card’s electronic purse at the time of personalisation. User identification data is also added at this time in the smart card’s security access control file. The card system is designed with fast input and output routines that transmit data at rates of up to 115,200 Baud. When the value on the card runs out additional funds are transferred into the card by GlobalGuard’s smart card personalisation bureau or secure reload terminals. The core of the standalone closed system is the back-office Central Management System (CMS), which resides at GlobalGuard’s bureau and controls and monitors the primary components of the system as shown in the attached diagram.

Our prime objectives are to introduce revolutionary new products and services into the smart card marketplace. Our experience has centred on:

  • providing specialised products and services into niche markets
  • developing and manufacturing new smart card based products
  • creating internet based services for customer enrolment
  • establishing global distribution facilities and channels to market

Komo Ventures provides professional and unbiased advise together with engineering, design and project supervision for both Private and Government sectors. Komo Ventures provides information technology management consultancy to leading organisations.

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