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System and Method of Using a Mobile Device to Display Smart-Card Reader Status and Control via a Bluetooth Link

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131896D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

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Abstract

There are certain properties that the user needs to access to on the Bluetooth smart-card reader. Furthermore, the user needs to be able to control certain functions of the smart card reader since there is only an 8 character display on the reader and a single button. How can the user easily view status and modify settings? The proposed solution is to provide an application/screen by which the user can see reader properties and modify reader settings. The mobile device communicates via Bluetooth with the reader to retrieve and set these properties. The settings could be requested by the device (e.g., when you enter the application) or could automatically be sent periodically from the reader (e.g., battery level changes). The following settings are shown: 1) Battery Level. Show the battery level of the reader. We could also show the estimated time before the reader is unusable. The battery level could also be shown on the ribbon of the device and the reader could push out the battery level updates when it changes. 2) IT Policy Present. Has the IT policy been applied to the reader? 3) Cryptographic Kernel Version. The version of the cryptographic kernel running on the reader. This is needed for FIPS certification. 4) Application Version. The application version of the cod files running on the reader. 5) Platform Version. The platform/OS version running on the reader. The current controls settings can be requested by the mobile device (i.e. when you enter the application) and when changes are made by the user the modified setting should be sent back to the reader, and the reader should adjust its functionality accordingly. The following can be controlled: 1) LED notification for low battery. Which colour (if any) should the reader flash under low battery conditions? 2) LED notification for pairing. Which colour (if any) should the reader flash when pairing is taking place?

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BLUETOOTH SMART-CARD READER CONTROL

System and Method of Using a

Mobile

Device to Display Smart-Card Reader Status and Control via a Bluetooth Link

Disclosed Anonymously

There are certain properties that the user needs to access to on the Bluetooth smart-card reader. Furthermore, the user needs to be able to control certain functions of the smart card reader since there is only an 8 character display on the reader and a single button. How can the user easily view status and modify settings?

The proposed solution is to provide an application/screen by which the user can see reader properties and modify reader settings.  The mobile device communicates via Bluetooth with the reader to retrieve and set these properties.

The settings could be requested by the device (e.g., when you enter the application) or could automatically be sent periodically from the reader (e.g., battery level changes).

The following settings are shown:

1)

Battery

Level. Show the battery level of the reader. We could also show the estimated time before the reader is unusable. The battery level could also be shown on the ribbon of the device and the reader could push out the battery level updates when it changes.

2) IT Policy Present. Has the IT policy been applied to the reader?

3) Cryptographic Kernel Version. The version of the cryptographic kernel running on the reader. This is needed for FIPS certification.

4) Application Version. The application version of the cod files running on the reader.

5) Plat...