Colleagues past and present,
Over the years many of you have been contributors and beneficiaries of the activities of LASSeO and together we have made a considerable impact on the public sector smartcard community. However, it now seems to the present board that the company as it stands has run its course. Consequently, the Directors of LASSeO Ltd, having discussed the future of the company, are minded to stand down and to seek ways of maximising any residual value of the organisation to the public service smart card community. We will be meeting as a board on 21st October to decide exactly what steps to take next.
It would be great to be proven wrong, but we are operating on the assumption that there is not any appetite for at least three friends of LASSeO to step up and take over the organisation as it stands*. If we are wrong, please make contact as soon as possible so that we may take this into our deliberations.
LASSeO Ltd is constituted as a not-for-profit-distribution company and, upon its closure, its articles requires the transfer of any assets onto an organisation with similar objectives. This could be an existing or a new organisation with a much wider remit as long as it includes something approaching the original LASSeO objectives.
We envisage a few possibilities as follows:
*LASSeO Ltd is debt free but has very small financial assets. It does however have a significant reputation, a number of smartcard specifications and a website in need of a relaunch.
If you are interested in any of these options or have any other suggestions to make please contact me prior to 21st October so that I may share these with the present board before we finally decide to turn the lights out.
Best Wishes and thank you all for your support over the years,
The following specifications and guidance notes are available:
LASSeO is heavily involved in developing and deploying standards that make it easier for all citizens to access electronic services. It owns the rights to a product named SNAPI and has recently completed a Technology Strategy Board funded project
LASSeO presented at the above event and produced a new SNAPI flyer. The presentation may also be seen at http://www.cardiac-eu.org/user_interfaces/seminar.htm - click on the title of the presentationto get a PDF copy.
LASSeO is always looking forward and is presently interested in investigating the need for specifications for the public sector use of NFC/Mobile solutions for service access. We welcome any views on this subject area and ask interested parties to contact us.
We are presently starting to develop a specification using ISO 7816-4 and would welcome involvement from any interested parties. If you want to get involved please contact us.
We have become interested in acceptable read ranges for cards and other media. We are developing a guidance note which will be published in the near future. If you have any input to offer, please contact us.