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Though initially used for specifying the email protocol within the
Open Systems Interconnection environment, ASN.1 has since then been adopted for
a wide range of other applications, as in network management, secure email,
cellular telephony, air traffic control, and voice and video over the Internet.
Audio and video over the Internet, electronic commerce, digital
certificates, secure email, radio paging, interactive television, financial
service systems, networking and computing operating systems use ASN.1 and its
Third- and fourth-generation wireless communications technologies (UMTS,
LTE, and WiMAX 2) rely on ASN.1 for all the interactions between a mobile device
and the carrier's network that make a cellular phone call possible and which
support Internet connectivity from a mobile device.. fin
ASN.1 software is used in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Outlook. It is
also found in wireless applications from Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola. ASN.1 is
used in cryptography
technology used to provide security for credit card purchases over the Internet.
Biometrics, ATM transactions, 800-number call routing to local carriers, plane
take-offs and landings all rely on ASN.1. When FedEx tracks a package, it is
done thanks to ASN.1.
Millions of cars and trucks are produced every year using diagnostic
monitoring systems that rely on ASN.1. ASN.1 messages are used in the detection
of faults in production equipment and to dispatch maintenance personnel
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