We claim that we change the way how traditional industries work. We provide new opportunities for market development and service delivery.
Using the BAKTAT architecture service providers can reach all their present and potential customers remotely, anywhere, all the time. New services, and/or additional value added functions can be provided. Less office space, less counters, less terminals will be needed, there is uncompromised security, and customers will receive more efficient, more flexible, and personalized service.
We want to prove that secure mobile service delivery is a must have technology.
BAKTAT is based on a robust, modular cloud based infrastructure which can be accessed by service providers and secure element issuers using our published APIs.
If for security or other policy reasons you prefer to have your own architecture it is also possible to deploy locally the modules you need. BAKTAT complies with various industry specifications, primarily with that of the Global Platform and it satisfies EAL4 security requirements.
The components of the architecture are:
If you need a train ticket and do not want to bother with queuing in the line at the ticket counter, and do not want to worry about forgetting the ticket at home, then you better buy the ticket using your smart phone, and have it delivered into your handset. When the ticket arrives you may decide, whether you want to use a microSD card to store this ticket, or regular plastic chip card, or eventually even your SIM card if your mobile operator supports this option. The ticket can be presented for entry or control by using the mobile phone.
Many offices need some kind of entry card, or in case of visitors, registration at the reception in order to enter the premises of a company. With BAKTAT you can distribute your company’s access credentials to your employees right onto their handsets. Also you can invite your visitors by sending their invitations, containing their temporary access permits to their phones, thus freeing up security personal from issuing and collecting the visitors’ entry cards. This is a convenient and efficient way to manage your access control function. The same technology can be used for sending out room keys to hotel guests or car keys for rental or shared cars.
ID cards, even multiple of them can be stored in a single chip. Issuing or renewing these cards can be done conveniently and securely by using BAKTAT. After an initial authentication remote distribution is just as secure, as the regular procedure, when the person must appear at the issuing office, however introducing remote distribution is a lot more efficient and user friendly.
If you have a chip card, you should be able to use it for your own purposes as well. Presently there is not any commercial service which would provide you this option. If you get a chip card it is usually tied to a service provider or authority and is closed. No one can add any content to it anymore. With BAKTAT you can decide what you want to store on your own chip, and it can be any kind of personal information – like your health data - , or a password, or a car key, or even a private digital key, which you can use for personal authentication or authorization of remote transactions.
You probably have heard about digital signature. Having your secret key also stored on the chip, you can authenticate yourself remotely.
You may be one of the growing number of persons, who have a home surveillance system. If this system is state of the art, then besides just watching what is happening at home, you can also supervise certain functions. Turn the camera on or off, open or close the door, manage the thermostat. Without the right level of protection if you can do it, others can do it as well. Well, your secure credential on the chip in your mobile phone provides exactly the high level of security what you need for these actions.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing, it is revolutionizing technologies in many industries. Objects connected with each other, objects connected with a back office, sensors placed everywhere. You need a flexible, robust, secure solution which ensures that the communication between these objects is trusted and reliable but still flexibly manageable. Just think about the new remote health monitoring systems, or the connected cars which will impact the life of millions of people, and you will see how important it is what we are doing. We can guarantee the required level of security with BAKTAT
We are a research and development project consortium comprising four partners, SCH-PS Ltd., Fornax ICT Ltd., Bull Ltd., and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. We are carrying out our research activity with the funding support of the National Research Development and Innovation Office. We have substantial experience in mobile communication technologies, wireless sensor networks, chip card and security technology as well as in large scale system development. The BAKTAT architecture will soon be made available to our partners as a full scale commercial service.