Vince Menanno, President of
Waves in Motion
— a development and consulting firm specializing in FileMaker Pro enabling technologies — will be presenting the oAzium Smart Card plug-in for FileMaker Pro at this week’s Federal Office Systems Exposition (FOSE) in Washington D.C. FOSE is the largest government IT trade show in the nation, with 17,000 visitors expected. The oZium Smart Card plug-in will be demoed running under Mac OS X in the Apple booth.
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Smart cards look like a credit card but, instead of a magnetic strip, contain a microchip. Data can be read from and written to these cards via specialized software and a reader attached to a computer. Waves in Motion is the first company to develop a plug-in for FileMaker Pro to interact with smart cards, Menanno said.
What’s more, with the oAzium Smart Card plug-in for FileMaker Pro, it’s possible to build systems that require a smart card to be present to interact with a database, he added. Once the card is removed, access is also removed. Systems can run as kiosks while collecting data and storing it directly in a FileMaker server.