Research and Development

We are proud to employ the top experts in their field who have participated in many international research projects. We specialize in data security, which includes cryptography, biometric authentication, smart chips and digital identity.

Systems for cryptographic security of electronic identity

Program: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic - Program which supports ALFA - application research and experimental development

Brief description

This project focused on applying cutting edge cryptographic technologies based on research and transformed them into practical authentication systems to prevent the misuse of online personal data. As a part of this project, a new generation of authentication services were designed, namely, anonymous (attribute) authentication. This resulted in a set of software developed for smart cards and server infrastructure that can be used in commerce to securely verify authorized clients without disclosing their identities.

One of many practical examples of our achievements thanks to this project was the development of a building entry system using RFID chips. This system ensured proper entry of authorized people into the building, garage, or common areas, without disclosing their specific identity.

In cooperation with:

  • Brno, Czech Republic: University of Technology

Biometric Platform for Next Generation Contact-less IAS
A platform used for electronic identification documents with an embedded biometric component. This platform supports identification services, authentication and electronic signatures.

Program: EUREKA

Brief description

The BioP@ss international project (led by MEDEA+/CATRENE/EUREKA), was finished at the beginning of 2011. Based on the set specifications a BioP@ss smart card platform was designed and implemented. The aim was to demonstrate through example the usability of widespread authentication protocols for secure network communications with smart cards with contactless radio interfaces and a dividing layer of middleware between the web server and client station. The project’s overall capacity was more than 105 man-years. OKsystem participated in this international research project within the so called “Demonstrator”.

In cooperation with:

  • France: Gemalto, CEA-Leti, Id3 semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors F, STMicroelectronics
  • Germany: Giesecke&Devrient, Infineon technologies, NXP Semiconductors G
  • Hungary: Compuworks
  • Sweden: Precise Biometrics

European Smart Card Platform for Citizenship and Mobile Multimedia Applications

Program: EUREKA

Brief description

The Onom@Topic+ international research and development project, (led by MEDEA+/EUREKA), was completed at the end of 2007. The project resulted in a platform for using smart cards to identify documents within the EU. The project’s overall capacity was more than 300 man-years. OKsystem, representing the Czech Republic, developed and implemented “Smart card middleware and embedded interfaces”.

In cooperation with:

  • France: CEA-Leti, Esteler Technologies, Gemalto, Id3 semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors Oberthur Card Systems, Philips, STMicroelectronics
  • Hungary: Compuworks Informatikai
  • Spain: Safelayer
  • Sweden: Precise Biometrics

Awards for the best project of the year

  • During the annual MEDEA+ Forum in Budapest in 2007, the MEDEA+ Board recognized OKsystem for the Onom@Topic+ project by awarding us the Jean-Pierre Noblac Award for Excellence for project of the year. This was the first time that this award was given to a smart card project.
  • The Onom@Topic+ project was also recognized as the best international cluster project awarding us by the EUREKA 2010 Innovation Award.
  • Project Onom@Topic+ was also awarded the best international project of EUREKA 2010 Innovation Award.
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