The Virtual Card Kit supports contactless communication

Combining software and hardware components, achelos’ Virtual Card Kit offers a robust solution for simulating smart cards within operating systems and applications. Included in the product bundle is the Virtual Card Simulation featuring the smart card operating system, along with the Virtual Card Box for establishing a physical connection to the external environment.

The high-performance product package for direct simulation connections and as a component in other achelos test suites

Key features of the Virtual Card Kit

  • Supports both contactless and contact-based communication and fulfils the requirements of the German healthcare market.
  • Simulates physical and logical smart card processes (operating system and card application)
  • Provides interfaces for reading, saving and modifying the internal states of the operating system
  • Protocols card activity and supports the manipulation of card behaviour during runtime
  • Supports smart card simulations for various industries, e.g. healthcare and automotive

Convenient Ethernet interface for direct simulation connection

The Virtual Card Kit offers convenient access through an Ethernet interface, eliminating the need for special drivers or installations. It establishes a direct connection to PC-supported simulations. Operating within a Java Runtime Environment, the Virtual Card Simulation communicates with the outside world via the Virtual Card Box.

Component for development and testing environments

The Virtual Card Kit seamlessly integrates as a component within the highly automated achelos test environment, complete with associated test suites. Renowned for its reliability and market-proven performance, it serves as an invaluable tool for implementing and testing smart card-related components and applications.

Function of the achelos Virtual Card Kit

The Virtual Card Kit offers versatile functionality, serving as both a standalone smart card simulation and a complementary tool alongside the achelos test suites. The product is a powerful solution for top-tier quality assurance. With comprehensive object systems, it facilitates the simulation of various electronic card types crucial for the German healthcare market, including eGK, HBA, SMC-B, SMC-K, and SMC-KT, all supported by RSA and ECC cryptography.

  • Fully compliant with German health card simulation (according to official gematik specifications)
  • Flexible configuration
  • Protocols internal execution and status
  • Interface for manipulating behaviour during the simulation runtime
  • Market-tested product
  • ‘Plug-and-play’ – no special drivers required

The Virtual Card Kit is an in-house development by achelos. It enables individual customisation and expansion of the components. Please get in touch!

  • Virtual Card Box
  • Virtual Card Simulation
  • Virtual Card Adaptor | Probe (ID-1, ID-000)
  • Mains adapter for power supply
  • Mains lead
  • Documentation | Manual
  • Object systems for health and tachograph cards

The following smart card simulations are included in the Virtual Card Kit

  • ISO 7816, ISO 14443
  • Cryptography: RSA, ECC, AES, DES, 3DES
  • 2nd generation German Health card (eGK, HBA, SMC, SMC-K and SMC-KT)
  • 1st and 2nd generation Tachograph card (driver, workshop, control and company card)
  • Multi-channel capability

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

Gorden Bittner

Sales Director

gorden.bittner@achelos.de +49 0 5251 14212-369

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