Baltimore signs-up allies to flog wireless PKI

So that you can pay bills over your mobile and other fun stuff like that...

So that you can pay bills over your mobile and other fun stuff like that...

Security firm Baltimore has made an agreement with major technology vendors to sell wireless PKI to banks and telecom operators. The deal sees Baltimore and its partners - Ericsson, Giesecke & Devrient, Gemplus, Oberthur, SchlumbergerSema and Siemens, who are all providing the smartcard infrastructure for Baltimore - entering the mobile payment technology market with its Telepathy Quickstart product. Wireless PKI has faced deployment difficulties and standardisation problems but Baltimore appeared bullish about its prospects. Owen Chubb, wireless PKI specialist at Baltimore told silicon.com: "By creating an alliance with major players we are trying to reduce the deployment complexity for operators, banks and companies to allow quick development of mobile payment systems."