is the first smart card programmable in BASIC. It is easy to use, open
to anyone, requires no special training, and competitively priced.
Using the BasicCard® anyone can program their
own smart cards - and this takes only a few hours of your
some of the benefits of using the BasicCard® OS
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Ease of Use:
the BasicCard Development Kit, any programmer proficient in BASIC will
be programming a smart card in one day, even without prior smart card
BasicCard smart card with 2 kByte E˛Prom will cost 0.99 € each in small
Time to Market:
other smart card is faster to market. While others are working with
outdated emulators and worrying about E˛Prom, you will be demonstrating
real products to your newest customers.
smart card projects start small. So even if your customer's first order
is only about 50 or 100 BasicCards, you can count on us to fill it
You're In Control:
more worries that your supplier might become your toughest competitor.
With the BasicCard, you're in control - there are no proprietary
"black-boxes". You programmed it yourself, it's your application, your
customer, and with BasicCard you're in control.
offers virtually limitless opportunities. You can use it for the most
smart card applications like: an E-Purse, Identification Card, Medical
Card, Internet Security, Drivers License Network Access, Software Key,
Access Control, Gift and Loyalty programs - you decide.
many smart card applications security is the main concern, &
with BasicCard you offer the best. Of course we supports standards like
DES, TripleDES and AES, but now for unsurpassed security, you have the
option of our 4096-bit-RSA or 512-bit Elliptic Curve Cryptography
How it Works
BasicCard Toolkit includes everything you need to get started. Install
the software and smart card reader/writer and you are ready to start.
Follow our examples or write your own application. When you are done,
use the BasicCard compiler to convert your application to P-Code and
load it to the E˛Prom of your BasicCard. You have just programmed your
first smart card. It is that simple!
package includes all the software you'll need to start programming
yourself. You will also get a PC/SC compatible smart card reader/writer
CyberMouse®, a small balance reader,
an Enhanced BasicCard ZC3.7 (2 kByte E˛Prom), and two Enhanced
BasicCard ZC3.9 (8 kByte E˛Prom). The Windows®
software package contains a fully functional symbolic double debugger
to step through the source code from the BasicCard and the PC
simultaneously. The BasicCard Toolkit also includes an API for 32 bit
Windows® either as API for programming using
C/C++ or as OCX for programming using Microsoft®
Visual Basic or Delphi programs. Librarys
are available for Java or .Net.
Why is BASIC the Smart Choice?
was originally developed when computers had no resources. That is
exactly the same problem what we have today with smart cards.
So programmers needed a language suited to the limited computing
resources - and here BASIC fits perfect. When you also take into
account the limitations of smart card microprocessors, BASIC becomes
the smart choice. Sure, there are fancier programming languages, but
when you are trying to program a smart card, anything else is just show
In the end, the most important
difference between a BasicCard® and a Java®
or MultOS®card is not the programming language -
it´s the price. And the formula here is simple: the bigger the smart
card chip, the higher the price. Java® and MultOS®
are resource-hungry, to run a simple application they need expensive
smart card chips (i.e. 1 kByte RAM, 64 kByte ROM and 32 kByte E˛Prom).
Using the Enhanced BasicCard (256 bytes RAM, 17 kByte ROM and 8 kByte
E˛Prom) costs 1/3 as much.
Here's How to Get Started:
Click on the Free Download link below.
Download the BasicCard
Software Tools Version: 6.xx. This will include a
manual (Word File) and the programming software you'll need for
Select the Order Online option to purchase the complete BasicCard
Toolkit for 59 €. This will include a Developer
Software Package for Windows® on CD-ROM, a technical manual in printed
form, a CyberMouse® smart card reader/writer, a small balance reader
and of course some programmable BasicCards.
Don't wait. Start today. After you have ordered your BasicCard Toolkit,
install the BasicCard Software Tools you just downloaded. Take a moment
to review the manual and then start working with the programming tools.
Review some of our examples and try writing an application yourself.
Test your code using the Double Debugger and when your complete
BasicCard Toolkit arrives, you will be ready to install the CyberMouse®
smart card reader/writer and load your first BasicCard application.
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last changed: 18-02-2022