A signature card is a smart card, which you can use for all advantages of electronic communication: Already you know the comfort, speed and cost-efficiency, for example from the dispatch of your emails. But only the electronic signature, produced with a signature card ensures the fact that „signed on-line communication" is completely effective for legal purposes .
A signature card has the same size as a banking card - The usage is similar to the usage of an ATM machine: Put the card into the smart card reader (for the connection to the computer), enter the pin (personal identification number), done. Practically the signature card can be used everywhere, where data or documents are edited electronically and have to be signed and transfered securely.
Some possibilities of application for signature cards for private people:
- „EGovernment applications “, i.e. on-line data communication with authorities (e.g. with the ELENA procedure)
- ElsterFormular, ElsterOnline (electronic tax declaration)
- Inquiries of pension accounts
- On-line banking (possible only with some banks at the moment)
Further application types for signature cards are in preparation.
Naturally there are differences in the process of order due to the individual signature map provider[...] ...more