Today I managed to squeeze some time to visit PWTC for the annual Smartcard Exhibition running on 17-19 May 2005. My impression is that this year’s is smaller than last, or it could just be my memory. Anyway, I did find a few interesting exhibits, as well as finally applying for MyKad 😉 …
- MyKad: The Government Multipurpose Card – had the biggest booth, with four counters for MyKad application including photo taking. There are smaller booths around it showing off MyKad applications such as: Putrajaya Hospitals putting health info in MyKad, Iris passport and MyKad kiosks, JPJ summon checking, Touch’nGo transportation card, and MEPS cash counter.
- FEC International (M) Sdn Bhd – shows off their MM chip, that was bought by the government, and other readers and writers. I was particularly interested in their MRW-3010 Multi-protocol reader/writer containing two SAMs. Their Japanese engineer showed off how to read the 0.5mm wide MM chip when only having on-chip small antennae, also a card with three antennas connected to one MM chip giving “multiband” reception.
- Modular Corp (M) Sdn Bhd – showed off the PMPC card application they design/implement for Bank Islam at UUM and UPM.
- Asia Pacific Card & System Sdn Bhd – showed the smartcards and readers they manufacture in Port Klang. Their own website seem down at the moment.