GlobeID, announced it has performed the world’s first secure Internet purchases using the Electronic Commerce Modeling Language (ECML) standard. The transaction, which took place on Tuesday, July 6, 1999, was run at GlobeID’s Paris office. The implementation demonstrates the compliance of GlobeID’s @dvanced Payment Solution Suite with ECML. ECML enabled @PayWallet and @PayButton will be commercially available this quarter. The ECML format was announced in early June by a consortium of major technology companies, including AOL, IBM, Microsoft, Compaq, CyberCash and others, along with Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Until now no real-time transaction application has been conducted. ECML, the new proposed standard, is a set of XML tags that merchants will be asked to use on their merchant servers to make form completion easier.