Smart cards are a type of electronic card, looking much
like a credit card, but with a computer chip embedded in the
plastic instead of a magnetic stripe attached to the surface.
Smart cards have been in the market for a few years, but the
real growth has really started recently, together with the
growth of Internet and digital communications network. We
see the Smartcard as an important building block of the information
society. As more and more transactions move from the real
to the virtual world, the need for secure transactions, secure
user identification and handling of personal user information
is increasing. Our Smart cards gives a smart answer to this
need, handling the processing and storage of personal information
and identification on a small personal computer, which is
able to be integrated into, or communicating with other computer.
Star Minds Applications of Smart Card.
- Smart Identity
- Smart Access Control
- Smart Attendance
- Smart Health card
- Smart E - Purse
- Smart Transportation
- Smart Parking
- Physical Access Control
- Logical Access Control
- Service Records Maintenance
- Salary Tax Details
- Library Management
- Traffic License Access control and many more
DSP, or Digital Signal Processing, as the term suggests,
is the processing of signals by digital means. A signal in
this context can mean a number of different things. Historically
the origins of signal processing are in electrical engineering,
and a signal here means an electrical signal carried by a
wire or telephone line, or perhaps by a radio wave. More generally,
however, a signal is a stream of information representing
anything from stock prices to data from a remote-sensing satellite.
Star Mind’s Applications of DSP
Starminds is headquartered in Bangalore,
the Silicon Valley of India, which hosts some of India's best
educational institutions and a vast range of leading multinational
Starminds’ development team has deep technical knowledge
and expertise in speech, audio and video coding technologies.
Out team is highly skilled in system integration on various
industry standard platforms.
Starminds solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a dynamic service oriented
company and focused on mastering the challenges of doing the
state of the art complex embedded multimedia designs on ARM
/ DSP / Combination platforms. The vertical markets domains
in which we have deep expertise are complete vide, audio and
speech solutions and applications where we extend our services
beyond the embedded software to the system level.
We believe best way to add value to the customer's endeavors
is to understand and solve our customer's toughest design
challenges in our specialization area through our focus on
our specific core competencies allowing our customers to focus
Products and Services
Starminds’ products are critical building blocks, which
plug into OEM products, Semiconductors and Microprocessors
to give them communication functionality. The vast DSP programming
expertise has helped Starminds to develop intricate technologies
like video and audio coding. We have developed all the ITU-T
and GSM speech codes on industry leading DSP and RISC processors.
Speech Coding Technology
1. ITU-T codecs
G.711 64 kbps PCM codec
Dual rate G.723
Low delay G.728
Low complexity G.729A + VAD
2. GSM codecs
GSM-Adaptive Multirate Codec
GSM Half rate and full rate codecs
Audio coding Technology
Video Coding Technology
JPEG Encoding and Decoding
MPEG-4 Encoders and Decoders
Processor and architecture expertise
Starminds has extensively worked on various kinds of processors
like RISC, DSP and micro controllers. Our team at Starminds
has consistent track record of delivering highly memory and
MIPS optimized DSP components/applications. Here are some
of the processors.
- ADI 21xx DSP processor
- TI 5xx and TI 6xx DSP processors
- ARM RISC processor
Starminds is a DSP services company and has a highly motivated
and skilled team. Quality, customer satisfaction, timely delivery
and customer support are our commitments to our valued customers.
For consumers, the our E-commerce initiatives
simplify many aspects of the purchasing process. Log on, select,
and with the click of a button, purchase. For businesses,
large and small, E-commerce is a way to work closer with suppliers,
be more responsive to customers and sell to a global customer
base. All at significantly lower operating costs. 24-hours
a day and seven days a week.
StarMinds realized the benefits of doing business on the
web. Towards that purpose, we constantly try to leverage the
opportunities that this market provides. Security and ease-of-use
are essential for consumer confidence, fraud protection and
broad-based acceptance. Leveraging the security, portability
and simplicity of the smart card based E-commerce systems
, StarMinds is developing the necessary technologies and solutions
to address clients’ needs.
On line transactions
Retail Sectors- loyalty cards
B2B, B2C, B2G Portal interface.
Our client/server software architecture is a versatile,
message-based and modular infrastructure that is intended
to improve usability, flexibility, interoperability, and Scalability
as compared to centralized, mainframe, time sharing computing.
A client is defined as a requester of services and a server
is defined as the provider of services. A single machine can
be both a client and a server depending on the software configuration.
STAR MINDS CLIENTS SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE:
- Mainframe architecture
- File sharing architecture
- Client/server architecture. Two tier architectures.
- Three tier architectures.
- Three tier architecture with transaction processing monitor
- Three tier with message server.
- Three tier with an application server.
- Three tier with an ORB architecture.
- Distributed or collaborative enterprise architecture.
Star Minds has been shaping information and expressions
and have adopted, adapted, and invented expressive strategies
for each new medium. Because the Web combines text, graphics,
and hypermedia, web developers can borrow from a large body
of knowledge about crafting information from the ancient art
of discovering the means of persuasion to the relatively modern
field of technical communication. These fields, rooted in
static or non- interactive media such as paper, film, or recorded
sound, can enrich the process of developing a web. The major
thing that star minds looks into are
- Planning, Analyzing, Design, Implementation, Promotion
- Audience information
- Purpose statement
- Objectives list
- Domain information
- Web specification
- Web presentation
- Unbound in space and time
- Bound in use content
- Distributed non hierarchical
Multi role , Pororus, Dynamic , Interactive , Competitive.
The rapid spread of computers and information technology
has generated a need for highly trained workers to design
and develop new hardware and software systems and to incorporate
new technologies. Star Minds workers, computer systems analysts,
computer scientists, and database administrators-include a
wide range of computer specialists. Job tasks and occupational
titles used to describe these workers evolve rapidly, reflecting
new areas of specialization or changes in technology, as well
as the preferences and practices of employers.
Systems analysts at SSPL solve computer problems and enable
computer technology to meet individual needs of an organization.
They help an organization realize the maximum benefit from
its investment in equipment, personnel, and business processes.
This process may include planning and developing new computer
systems or devising ways to apply existing systems' resources
to additional operations. Systems analysts may design new
systems, including both hardware and software, or add a new
software application to harness more of the computer's power.
Most systems analysts work with a specific type of system
that varies with the type of organization they work for-for
example, business, accounting, or financial systems, or scientific
and engineering systems.
When a system is accepted, our analysts determine what computer
hardware and software will be needed to set it up. They coordinate
tests and observe initial use of the system to ensure it performs
as planned. They prepare specifications, work diagrams, and
structure charts for computer programmers to follow and then
work with them to "debug," or eliminate errors from,
the system.. In addition to running tests, these individuals
diagnose problems, recommend solutions, and determine if program
requirements have been met.
With the Internet and electronic business creating tremendous
volumes of data, there is growing need for us to be able to
store, manage, and extract data effectively. Our Database
administrators work with database management systems software
and determine ways to organize and store data. They determine
user requirements, set up computer databases, and test and
coordinate changes. It is the responsibility of a Star Minds
database administrator to ensure performance, understand the
platform the database runs on, and add new users.
The Process or the functions involved in SCM systems undertaken
by Star Minds Solutions are
- Adv. Planning Scheduling Procurement and Optimization
- Set-up and Demand Planning
- Forecasting Demand
- Aggregation Creation, Distribution Planning
- Deploying Transportation Planning
- Purchase... User Implementation Change Management, Performance
- Material Handling Systems
- Enterprise Resource Planning, Product Configuration
- System-wide Applications Simulation, Decision Support,
Trading Partner Integration
- Consignment Transportation Management
- Shipment Scheduling, and Warehouse Facility Enterprise
Enterrprise resource planning systems (ERP)
Management Information Systems that integrate and automate
many of the business practices associated with the operations
or production aspects of a company. These typically includeManufacturing,
Logistics ,Distribution, inventory, shipping, invoicing, and
Accounting. Enterprise Resource Planning can aid in the control
of many business activities, likeSales, Delivery, billing,
Production, Inventory Management . They are often called back
office systems indicating that customers and the general public
are not directly involved. This is contrasted with front office
systems like CRM systems that deal directly with the customer.
Enterprise resource planning systems are often closely tied
toSupply Chain Management and can extend the ERP system to
include links with suppliers.
Consulting in ERP involves two levels, namely business consulting
and technical consulting. A business consultant studies an
organization’s current business processes and matches
them to the corresponding processes in the ERP system, thus
'configuring' the ERP system to the organization’s needs.
Technical consulting often involves programming. Most ERP
vendors allow changing their software to suit the business
needs of their customer.
SSPL aims at verifying the veracity, the desirability, compatibility
and scalability of software solutions thereby enabling it
to adhere to the pre determined standards. The Solutions thus
provided would translate into reduced cost, increased revenue
and improved bottomlines. The brief process of Software testing
at StarMinds involves
- Test automation
- Test tools
- Testing strategy
- Risk analysis
- Reporting and Tracking defects
- Code coverage
- Exploring Testing
- Software Testabilit
- Working with Developers
- Quality Assurance
- Software Assurance.
Academic- Campus Cards
Essential features of our
Campus Card Applications:
- Picture identification
- Access a database of campus information and student records
and financial aid
- Open dorm and other university building doors
- Act as a library card
- Serve as either off-line or on-line vending debit for
copiers, drinks, snacks and laundry machines
- Debit account for dining services
- Use athletic facilities and purchase tickets to events
- Use the computer labs
- Access records at the infirmary
- Test identification
- Time and attendance systems, parking gates and security
access (popular among the staff and faculty)
Online transaction - Strengthen customer loyalty
and reduce financial costs
Our future solution for small transactions
Our e-purse is a smart card that represents a stipulated
amount of money. It’s a simple, effective and safe way
of overcoming the drawbacks of cash transactions. No more
coins and torn bills-instead the card is debited with the
amount of the payment. The card can be used in terminals located
in points of sale, or automatic systems such as drink distributors
Off-line communication guarantees that the system is low-cost,
as each transaction is carried out between the card and the
Simple and user friendly – a sure way of attracting
customers and strengthening loyalty
Star Minds e-purse makes life easier for your customers.
They can make low-cost purchases rapidly and simply, without
having to fumble in their wallets, or find the right change.
The advantages of the e-purse are highly attractive. Other
than its function as a reliable, user-friendly payment method,
the private e-purse also enables you to upgrade and bring
in new services. Access control, personal data storage, and
loyalty points are all possibilities – the private e-purse
becomes an effective tool for strengthening customer loyalty.
Prepayment, flexibility and reliability-optimize
the profitability of your payment system
The private e-purse is an efficient method of prepayment
that offers you a sizeable cash advance. It also allows you
to be very flexible in your pricing system. It simplifies
commission right, and lets you change tariffs as you require-
you no longer need to round up prices. This secure payment
method also drastically reduces losses due to fraud. In addition,
the card acts as advertising space. All these advantages,
along with a considerable reduction in the costs of conventional
payment systems caused by collecting coins and on-line communications,
guarantee you will increase your operating margins.
How can our system benefit you?
For a business to be successful, it needs a constant stream
of customers. Smart Card helps achieve this in three ways:
- It reduces the temptation for existing customers to migrate
to rival businesses.
- It provides incentives for new potential customers to
buy your products or services and become loyal to your business.
- It makes your customers feel "special" and valued.
Smart Card provides small and medium-sized businesses with
the sort of sophisticated, professional “credit card"
style loyalty system that only large organisations used to
We give each of your key customers a plastic Smart Card.
This contains a computer chip, which can store information
- such as the "points" or "credits" they
earn per purchase. The special terminal, which puts the information
onto the card, is provided to you. When the customer has enough
points, they can exchange these for goods, services, or discounts
from your business.
We choose how many points customers get per pound spent,
and what they can use them on. This can ensure that you spend
a minimum on rewarding loyalty-card holders while speeding
up the rotation of slow-moving items or discontinued lines.
The cards look professional: they feature your business logo,
address and telephone number – which puts your business
card in customers' wallets or purses.
You can also feature sponsored advertising from suppliers
on your cards - generating even more income. You can make
your Smart Cards as sophisticated or as simple as you wish.
The basic stand-alone system is ready to use on delivery and
it takes at most fifteen minutes to train someone to use it.
Our Smart Cards can provide you with the information you
need to sell more effectively
To your customers, keep them coming back to you, and keep
you in their minds. Telephone or e-mail us now with your requirements,
and make this advantage yours.
Salient Features of SSPL System:
- Maintains complete database of employees with photo option
- Maintains database of organization such as companies,
divisions, depts., etc
- Punctuality checking
- Stringent checks for availing compensatory off
- Provision of Manual Attendence to regularize missing swipes
- Maintains employee’s Leave status with respect to
the Leave rules.
- Provision of issuing Gate passes to check the moments
of an employee going out for official duty / personal reason
during working hours.
- Facility of adjusting holiday with working day.
- Meaningful MIS reports categorized into daily, weekly,
monthly, yearly and periodical basis for facilitation of
decision making .
- Company/ Division / Department wise reports
- Excellent security features.
- Provides useful information, which can be used by other
systems like Personnel information system or payroll system.
Smart move to the Internet
Smart cards translate to a logical electronic commerce solution
with many benefits for businesses and financial institutions:
- Security: Smart cards offer confidentiality
for transactions thanks to a series of encrypted "keys"
that fully protect information in cards. This cryptographic
storage of data in smart cards means information such as
cardholder identity, security level or any other critical
information can be stored safer on a card than in a PC,
which is vulnerable to hackers. PIN (personal identification
number) codes ensure purchaser identification while microchips
on the card carry out user authentication. In electronic
commerce systems, consumers and businesses can both be registered
on-line by a secure electronic commerce authority. In addition
to the card solution itself, Gemplus can install and manage
such servers on behalf of participating banks.
- Portability: Storing cardholder identity
and confidential information on smart cards offers complete
portability to the user. This unique feature enables each
smart-card holder to recreate their environment on a compatible
Internet Appliance anywhere in the world. Other electronic
commerce solutions force users to store personal information
on one device. With smart-card solutions, customers carry
their preferences with them, and have the flexibility to
make location-independent purchases.
- Ease-of-use: On-line transactions with
smart cards are quick and simple. To make secure electronic
purchases, rather than taking the time to type credit-card
information into the computer, users simply insert their
cards into a reader connected to a PC or Internet Appliance
and enter a PIN code, which credit and ATM card users are
already familiar with. This "unlocks" the smart
card and the transaction begins.
In addition to the inherent benefits of smart
cards, there are additional benefits to utilizing smart card-based
solutions for conducting electronic commerce.
- Compatibility: Payment cards that are
currently in wide use in some countries already feature
electronic commerce functions. Today, these cards can be
used for both in-store, point-of-sale transactions, and
- Customized cards: Electronic commerce
adapts to everyone, and so can smart cards. Each card held
by a consumer can progressively take on the characteristics
of the user's profile. Services are tailored to suit each
cardholder's preferences with, for example, web site bookmarks
that will take users directly to your web site, or direct
access to home banking services.
- Multi-application capabilities: Smart
cards are an efficient way for service providers to implement
and manage various applications in one place. For instance,
businesses can combine loyalty programs, remote banking,
electronic purse payment, and GSM cellular phone services
all on one card.