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Implementation

To prove the validity of the OSCIE produced documentation including the scaling capabilities for mass deployment two demonstrators (eEpoch and Netc@rds) have been initiated.

The eEpoch project, co-funded by the European Commission DG INFSO IST programme, went live in November 2002. It focuses on a detailed elaboration of the OSCIE interoperability specifications and an intensive information exchange on the results of implementation under construction at 7 sites for applications incorporating use of identification, authentication and digital signature (IAS) as well as from its university led Action Research Program. eEpoch will not only demonstrate but also be the nucleus for the national roll-outs of eGovernment cards in a number of Member States. By doing so eEpoch sites will be carrying the torch for OSCIE.

The Netc@rds project aims to replace the European health insurance entitlement paper-form (E111, E128) by electronic forms stored in a health insurance smart card or downloaded from a server. Netc@rds is co-funded by the European Commission DG INFSO e-TEN programme. Phase A on “Preparation of the Business Plan and Market Validation” will be completed in 2003. Initial deployment will be conducted in Phase B during 2004-5.

Download eEpoch Management Summary

Download eEpoch Announcement Press Release

Download Netc@rds Management Summary

Download Netc@rds Announcement Press Release

Statistics on cards in use in the 4 applications of eESC (health, eGovernment, payment and transport

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