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Answers to your enquiries may be listed below. Please check out our answers.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you require more details.


Q1_ I am a card embedding company. I buy contactless ISO 14443 B components and embed them into plastic or paper.

Q2_I manufacture ISO 14443 contactless readers or Calypso readers.

Q3_ I buy ISO 14443 OEM contactless readers, and I manufacture terminals and other equipments.

Q4_ I buy Calypso readers and integrate them into ticketing systems.

Q5_ I manage a central system connected to smartcard readers.

Q6_ I am a chip manufacturer and I manufacture contactless components for cards and terminals.

Q7_Can I acquire Calypso portable objects for test purposes?

 


I am a card embedding company. I buy contactless ISO 14443 components and embed them into plastic or paper.


Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Contactless Patents?
No, Innovatron policy is to license the components manufacturers.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Application Patents?
For memory or wired-logic components: No.
For microprocessor components: only if their software utilizes the patents (e.g. Calypso microprocessor cards), and if the component supplier does not manufacture under these patents already.

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I manufacture ISO 14443 contactless readers or Calypso readers.


Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Contactless Patents?
No, Innovatron policy is to license the components manufacturers.
Except if you generate the contactless field using discrete components, and manage the contactless protocol yourself.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Application Patents?
No. The license is relevant only to SAM and card manufacturers.
If you wish to be referenced as a Calypso reader supplier, you may request a Calypso Audit of your reader from: http://www.CalypsoStandard.net

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I buy ISO 14443 OEM contactless readers, and I manufacture terminals and other equipments.


Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Contactless Patents?
No.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Application Patents?
No.
If you wish to be referenced as a Calypso terminal supplier, you may request a Calypso Audit of your terminal from: http://www.CalypsoStandard.net

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I buy Calypso readers and integrate them into ticketing systems.


Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Contactless Patents?

No.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Application Patents?
No.

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I manage a central system connected to smartcard readers.


Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Contactless Patents?

No.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Application Patents?
No.

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I am a chip manufacturer and I manufacture contactless components for cards and terminals.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Contactless Patents?
Yes.

Do I need a license from Innovatron for the Application Patents?

Only if the components you manufacture utilize the patented technology.
This is normally not the case for a memory or wired logic component, but may apply to microprocessor based product. Contact us if your are in doubt.

What are the licenses cost?

Various costs exist depending upon the licensed geographical area and the initial fee. The typical conditions are available in the Documents section.

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Can I acquire Calypso portable objects for test purposes?


Yes, it is possible to buy some cards and SAM from the Calypso technical web site: http://www.CalypsoStandard.net.

 

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Last update : 2011/03/01