ACI Worldwide, a New York-based provider of electronic payments software, has partnered with Dutch company Bell ID to license Bell’s smart card management solutions to financial markets and retailers. ACI intends to market and license the ANDiS product suite that includes a card and application management system.
ANDiS supports the life cycle phases of smart card management, including embossing file import, data preparation, personalization, EMV script management and central or in-branch issuance. The ANDiS Key Management System allows users to define, maintain, and store cryptographic keys.
In addition, the ANDiS Script Delivery System supports the distribution of scripts to control or change card attributes remotely. Also included in the ANDiS products suite is the ANDiS I-PIN application which supports PIN changes and synchronization over the Internet and Bell ID’s NFC mobile solutions.
The cooperation will fund product enhancements including interoperability of the ANDiS suite with ACI’s Agile Payments Solution framework, to provide an end-to-end solution for the payments industry.
Bell ID technology currently manages over 125 million cards for banking, government and corporate ID, health care and mobile projects worldwide.