TrustSEC is pleased to announce the release of its new advanced smartcard OS
“BIO-SLCOS” over Infineon secure Element SLC38
TrustSEC offers an efficient and secure solution to the global smartcard market with advanced features. The new smartcard solution TrustSEC is offering will combine the latest version of SLCOS TrustSEC’s Smartcard OS and Infineon Technologies AG newest generation of secure element “SLC38”.
SLCOS is smart cards Operating system that sets the latest technology in smartcards. It is a secure technology, offering an open platform that combines the best in security, flexibility, and Hardware independency. It manages the internal file system, I/O, and the interactions between these components and various applications.
The first version of SLCOS is working over both Infineon chips SLE78 and SLC52. SLCOS supports Contact / Contactless / Dual / USB Interfaces, allowing both preloaded or programmed with fixed applications or allowing post applications upload using Card Manager Module. It also supports single or multiple applications on the same card.
SLCOS was designed very flexibly and securely to provide smartcard-solution-based providers with the latest technology that is also Compliant with Global Platform specifications.
SLC38 Secure Element
Infineon’s new secure element “SLC38” provides excellent performance and flexibility for Government Identification, Payment, Ticketing, and Access applications. The 40nm platform products offer best-in-class contactless performance based on a powerful and energy-efficient 32-bit ARM® SecurCore® SC300™ dual-interface security crypto controller in combination with SOLID Flash™ memo
SLCOS over SLC38 Secure Element
As TrustSEC understands that changing requirements in this market is the usual and that technological advances are a must. When TrustSEC found that Infineon has developed a new category of chip that is more powerful and provides higher efficiency, bigger size, and more facilities to the end-users and the applet’s providers, TrustSEC decided to port SLCOS over IFX secure element SLC38 to always provide its customers with the latest technology in operating systems that will allow them to provide advanced smartcard solution.
Why Biometric Smartcard Operating system?
The future is heading towards “Biometric smartcards” as biometrics will play a widespread impact in securing users’ identities in the digital transformation of payment, logical access control, physical access control, health care, transportation, and government IDs.
TrustSEC took early steps to make SLCOS a biometric operating system in order to be ready for the smartcards evolution and to fulfill the market’s upcoming demand.
TrustSEC developed more than one version of its Bio-SLCOS, ended with BIO-SLCOS over IFX SLC38.
Bio-SLCOS over SLC38 Secure Element
TrustSEC vision of porting BIO-SLCOS over IFX secure element SLC38 was from a security perspective. The new Bio-SLCOS is the latest version of SLCOS that enables biometric authentication to be executed entirely within Infineon’s newly approved secure element (SLC38).
This enables smartcard-solution-based providers to easily cope with the latest development of secure elements, using SLCOS with the ability to add an extra layer of security “fingerprint-authentication”.
“For over 10 years, TrustSEC and its subsidiary “Softlock” has been working with Infineon to provide secure, high performance and very flexible smartcards” says Magdy Sharawy, CEO of TrustSEC. “Our aim is to continuously improve our Operating system by porting it to the most powerful and promising chip provided by our excellent partner in this regard, Infineon, and to fulfill our client’s demands and provide turnkey market-leading solutions. We are happy with reaching this milestone of porting SLCOS over SLC38, and we promise to remain committed to our strategy of innovating and developing highly secure solutions”.
“Our broad and fast-growing portfolio demonstrates Infineon’s leading role in shaping the market of secure elements and smartcards industry. Working with partners and specifically with TrustSec has become essential to be able to cope with new Payment OS white label requirements fulfilling needs from issuers and service providers preferring standardized payment applications based on alternative, state-of-the-art smart card operating systems. This is why TrustSEC’s SLCOS OS has been selected by Infineon for our latest Payment chip sets.” said Franck FERRANDINO, Senior Marketing Director, Connected Secure Systems at Infineon Technologies AG.
TrustSEC is a leading company in the information security field, founded by internationally recognized information security and cryptography experts. TrustSEC focuses on developing innovative highly secure software solutions that serve the digital transformation of governmental services, and fintech, applying the latest technology trends of authentication.
TrustSEC offers a wide pool of secure turn-key hardware and software solutions based on its uniquely, in-house developed operating system for smart cards- SLCOS; namely Biometric smartcard with a variety of in-house developed applets running over it; Biometric FIDO2 applet, Biometric PKI applet, CPA / CPACE Common payment application Contactless Extension and other customized applets.
For more information, visit www.trustsec.net
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. With around 50,280 employees worldwide, Infineon generated revenue of about €11.1 billion in the 2021 fiscal year (ending 30 September).
Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.