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Creation of a USB chip contact card product line at low cost

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Creation of a USB chip contact card product line at low cost

Post by tay00000 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:52 pm

There is an increase in attempts to move a traditional smart card into a USB form factor and especially with the FIDO authentication protocol, more smart card solution providers are creating more USB smart cards. The JavaCardOS shop sells Feitian's eJavaToken and it's a good initial move.

I would like to suggest JavaCardOS team to consider on making a cheaper alternative with lower resource and can be easily discarded after use.

The idea is to provide cheap USB tokens at very low price point that anyone can buy with somewhere around 20 to 40KB EEPROM at a price lower than the eJavaToken for about USD$5 to 10.

The form factor I would like to suggest should use the Ledger HW.1 foldable smart card form factor linked below. The difference being a cheaper alternative with lesser resource for easy use and discard scenarios.

Some use cases would be to store licensing cryptographic keys with some fairly simple JavaCard authentication logic for licensing (that are proprietary) into these disposable USB smart card tokens that are easily mass produced or to transfer one-time use keys or codes for unlocking digital functionalities in devices which afterwards would be discarded. They suit a use case where NFC tags are not capable due to not having an easily programmable environment to insert execution logic codes and also NFC tags relies on an NFC reader and in some instance, where NFC readers are not available, USB smart card tokens would be the better choice since USB is more common.

Link: https://www.ledgerwallet.com/products/3-ledger-hw-1

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Re: Creation of a USB chip contact card product line at low cost

Post by JavaCardOS » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:31 am

Thank you very much for your suggestion.
We appreciate the time and effort you have spent to share your insightful comments, and we will consider it carefully.

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Re: Creation of a USB chip contact card product line at low cost

Post by Danieken » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:43 am

That would be good if there is a cheaper variant of eJava Token. Of course, this product might provide less resource than eJava Token, such as smaller memory size..as tay00000 said.

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