Electronics and Software Engineer

Project: Supermarket Point of Sale Security Board

The following project was developed by Jan Minck for NCR in The Netherlands. Although not under the MBS banner it does add to the knowledge and experience pool of MBS and therefore worth mentioning.

Jan developed the electronics for a Security Processor Board. This board is housed in a multibus branch computer. This computer is connected to several Point of Sale terminals in a supermarket which handles electronic fund transfers. Jan also developed a new version of the Security Module. This module stores the encryption keys and handles account number and PIN number encryptions. For security purpose, most of the electronics is integrated in a custom designed IC (gate array ASIC) which Jan developed.