CardContact Systems GmbH

As system architects, we support clients implementing large scale smart card and PKI systems.


Oct 4, 2016

Version 3.12 of the Smart Card Shell has been released, integrating the Key Manager as primary tool to manage your SmartCard-HSM.

Mar 16, 2015

The GIT repositories at the CardContact Developer Network are now accessible using your SmartCard-HSM and CDN credentials.

Jul 25, 2014

The SmartCard-HSM can now be used with GnuPG and the gpgsm program. This allows the use of your keys on a SmartCard-HSM in a number popular e-mail clients to sign or decrypt e-mails. The gpgsm program is also an excellent choice to sign or encrypt files using the CMS standard.

See the master branch in the GnuPG repository for details.

Jun 30, 2014

The Smart Card Shell Script Collection is now hosted at GitHub to allow instant access to changes and up-to-date scripts.

Mar 7, 2014

The coolPACS project has been launched to provide an open sourced convergence solution for logical and physical access control systems.

Jan 10, 2014

CardContact releases new PKCS#11 middleware supporting SmartCard-HSMs and STARCOS based electronic signature cards.

Dec 28, 2013

The new MRTD-Online Demo shows how to integrate ePassports in your web application for identification and authentication.

Dec 3, 2013

The SmartCard-HSM PKI-as-a-Service Portal is available as initial technology demo on the OpenSCDP Demo server.

Apr 15, 2013

The SmartCard-HSM is now available as MicroSD card for Android. See our authorized reseller cardomatic for a complete list of form factors available.

Jan 21, 2013

The CardContact Developer Network is now online. Please use your SmartCard-HSM to register.

Aug 22, 2012

The SmartCard-HSM is now supported by OpenSC, providing an open source cryptographic middleware for Windows und Linux with PKCS#11 and CSP minidriver.

Feb 2, 2012

The life demo of the EAC-PKI Test Framework is online. It demonstrates a typical EAC-PKI with CVCA, DVCA, TCC and SPOC.

Nov 15, 2011

CardContact presents the new SmartCard-HSM at Cartes 2011 in Paris.

Nov 15, 2010

The updated script collection now supports EAC 2.0 for the new German eID card.

May 25, 2010

First beta version of the new Scripting Server released.

Aug 15, 2008

New projects and software releases have been added to the OpenSCDP website.

Sep 15, 2006

Version 3.5 of the Smart Card Shell has been released.

Sep 5, 2007

Version 1.2.0 of the ORGA ECO 5000 driver has been released.

Sep 15, 2006

Version 3.4 of the Smart Card Shell has been released.

This release marks an important milestone with the implementation of secure messaging support for cards and applications conforming to ISO 7816-4 and the eSign-K specifications (CWA 14890-1).

This release also adds full support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography over GF(p) to accomodate new security functions like CVC-based authentication procedures or Extended Access Control.

Further details can be found at the OpenSCDP homepage.

May 3, 2006

Version 3.3 of the Smart Card Shell has been released. Further details can be found at the OpenSCDP homepage.

November 2, 2005

We are proud to release the 3.1 version of the Smart Card Shell.

June 28, 2005

We've released an updated version of jni2ctapi.

August 18, 2004

CardContact supports European national printer in the development of a biometric passport solution.

June 8, 2004

CardContact develops software for Netc@rd Interoperability demonstration at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

May 21, 2003

CardContact awarded contract to consult Austrian Hauptverband der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger (SVC) in the e-card project.

January 13, 2002

A bug in the Linux version of the ECO5000 has been fixed. Please consult the download section for further details.

May 20, 2001

A new version of the ECO5000 driver has been released. Please consult the download section for further details.

January 1, 2001

We've released a first beta release of our GSMEditor. It is capable of editing, importing and exporting GSM card phonebooks.
It is written in Java and runs on every System with OpenCard Framework installed. Take a look at the download section for more details.

We now provide new bug-fixed versions of almost all our software projects. Please consult the download section for further details.

August 12, 2000

We have enhanced the ECO 5000 driver and added some stuff for Java and OCF. We now also provide a version of the driver for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME. Take a look in the download section

May 18, 2000

New version of the ECO 5000 card reader driver for Linux released under the download section

March 23, 2000

New version of the ECO 5000 card reader driver for Linux released under the download section