Overview: The Smart Card Alliance is an association of over 185 member firms working to accelerate the acceptance of multiple application smart card technology. The membership includes companies in the banking, financial services, computer, telecommunications, technology, healthcare, retail, and entertainment industries, as well as a number of government agencies. The Alliance was created in early 2001 by the merger of the Smart Card Industry Association and the Smart Card Forum. The four main priorities of the Alliance are: to influence standards that are relevant to smart card adoption and implementation; to maintain a voice in public policy that affects smart card adoption and implementation; to serve as an educational resource to its members and the industry; and to provide a forum for discussions and projects on issues surrounding smart cards.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/smart-cards-intro-standards
IPR Policy: See Section 3, available at: http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/membership-bylaws-and-policies
Current Status: Active