achelos develops highly secure operating systems for embedded systems

[Translate to English:] Entwicklung für Embedded Systems

Secure payment systems perfectly implemented

Operating systems for credit and payment cards must adhere to stringent functionality and security standards. The EMV standard (Eurocard, MasterCard, Visa) provides detailed regulations for procedures such as dynamic (DDA) and static (SDA) data authentication, as well as the SEPA connection.

With extensive experience in operating system and applications development and testing for credit cards and SIM cards with payment functionalities, the achelos team is well-versed in working with the EMV standard in software development for embedded systems. We are proficient in implementing and supporting MasterCard and Visa certification processes, offering comprehensive development and consulting services. 

Whether you require product development or adaptations to existing products, our expertise ensures that your EMV project achieves the desired outcomes promptly and reliably.

Experience from the EMV sector 

  • Development of a dual-interface operating system (MasterCard and Visa)
  • Development and quality assurance of a mobile payment application (MasterCard)
  • Support for the introduction of EMV smart cards in production operations 
    • Electrical initialisation and personalisation (MasterCard and Visa)
  • Development of operating systems for applications from 
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • CPA

Secure payment transactions right from the start

The ‘Secure Chip Card Operating System’ SECCOS® for short – is a chip card operating system endorsed by the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC). Our team has already implemented software development for embedded systems such as SECCOS® and successfully completed operating system development for SECCOS® cards on multiple platforms.

Our clients value our professionalism and expertise, especially in supporting the rigorous approval process mandated by the German Banking Industry Committee. This process demands exceptional quality and security standards, which we consistently meet and exceed.

Experience from the SECCOS® environment (H3)

Development and quality assurance of an ISO-7816-based chip card operating system SECCOS®

  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Security analysis
  • Documentation
  • Implementation of applications from the German Banking Industry Committee
    (GeldKarte, Girocard, EMV)
  • Authorisation by the German Banking Industry (DK)

Our references include software developments for embedded systems such as:

  • MasterCard, Visa (EMV)
  • Secure Chip Card Operating System (SECCOS®)
  • Digital tachograph (tachograph and smart cards)
  • Electronic health card (eGK)
  • eHealth card terminal
  • New identity card 
  • Smart Meter Gateway: Security module

achelos has a high level of development expertise in 

  • System architectures
  • Semiconductors
  • Crypto libraries
  • Contact and also contactless products

Do you have any questions? Your contact in this area is:

Holger Volke

Technischer Leiter +49 5251 14212-302