Hive Minded Delivers .NET-based Smart Cards

Plans Include Deployment of Hive Minded's .NET implementation at Microsoft's

Redmond Campus



Nov 17, 2004, 00:00 ET from Hive Minded, Inc.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of Microsoft's IT
 Forum'04, Hive Minded announced the first commercially available .NET-based
 smart cards.  During Bill Gates' keynote address, the cards were highlighted
 for utilizing the embedded .NET implementation developed by Hive Minded, Inc.
     Hive Minded's .NET implementation with its smart card partner Axalto
 (formally a division of Schlumberger), enables smart cards to help provide
 secure network access to Microsoft computer systems and facilities.
     "Microsoft chose our .NET implementation to provide the needed
 capabilities for secure remote network access," said Tim Wilkinson, CEO of
 Hive Minded.  "We're delighted to be providing modern smart card solutions in
 the areas of identity and IT security."
     "Working from the ECMA Common Language Infrastructure specification, Hive
 Minded has done a great job bringing .NET technology to smart cards," said
 Charles Fitzgerald, general manager of platform strategy at Microsoft.  "We
 look forward to working with Hive Minded to facilitate a whole new generation
 of smart card solutions utilizing .NET."
     Hive Minded's .NET implementation was independently developed using the
 specifications published by Microsoft through ECMA.  It provides a compatible
 .NET implementation for smart cards, enabling developers and solution
 providers to leverage their current C# and Visual Basic skills and development
 tools for smart card development.  As well as providing legacy smart card
 support, Hive Minded's .NET implementation simplifies integration into the IT
 organization through its use of Microsoft's standard tools and Windows'
 communication protocols.
 
     Hive Minded, Inc. was founded in 2002 with a specific goal in mind:  to
 bring Microsoft .NET technology to a broad range of highly embedded devices.
 Based in the university town of Berkeley, California, Hive Minded continues
 the tradition of technological innovation and creativity for which the Bay
 Area is famous.
 
 

SOURCE Hive Minded, Inc.
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of Microsoft's IT
 Forum'04, Hive Minded announced the first commercially available .NET-based
 smart cards.  During Bill Gates' keynote address, the cards were highlighted
 for utilizing the embedded .NET implementation developed by Hive Minded, Inc.
     Hive Minded's .NET implementation with its smart card partner Axalto
 (formally a division of Schlumberger), enables smart cards to help provide
 secure network access to Microsoft computer systems and facilities.
     "Microsoft chose our .NET implementation to provide the needed
 capabilities for secure remote network access," said Tim Wilkinson, CEO of
 Hive Minded.  "We're delighted to be providing modern smart card solutions in
 the areas of identity and IT security."
     "Working from the ECMA Common Language Infrastructure specification, Hive
 Minded has done a great job bringing .NET technology to smart cards," said
 Charles Fitzgerald, general manager of platform strategy at Microsoft.  "We
 look forward to working with Hive Minded to facilitate a whole new generation
 of smart card solutions utilizing .NET."
     Hive Minded's .NET implementation was independently developed using the
 specifications published by Microsoft through ECMA.  It provides a compatible
 .NET implementation for smart cards, enabling developers and solution
 providers to leverage their current C# and Visual Basic skills and development
 tools for smart card development.  As well as providing legacy smart card
 support, Hive Minded's .NET implementation simplifies integration into the IT
 organization through its use of Microsoft's standard tools and Windows'
 communication protocols.
 
     Hive Minded, Inc. was founded in 2002 with a specific goal in mind:  to
 bring Microsoft .NET technology to a broad range of highly embedded devices.
 Based in the university town of Berkeley, California, Hive Minded continues
 the tradition of technological innovation and creativity for which the Bay
 Area is famous.
 
 SOURCE  Hive Minded, Inc.