What is the alternative to Java Card?

Julien SIMON

There are three other options:

  • Proprietary card operating systems.
  • MULTOS, a standard put together by Mondex International and now maintained by the MAOSCO Consortium (Europay, Mastercard, American Express, etc). Applications are written in a number of languages and compiled into MEL bytecode (Multos Elementary Language).
  • Windows for Smart Cards. Applications are written in Visual Basic and compiled.