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Plastic Cards - IC card / Smart card / Contact Card / Contactless Card / RFID Card

  • Bar coding
  • Magnetic stripes  
  • Signature Panels
  • Scratch-Off panels
  • Abnormality Card
  • Hot-stamping (metallic foil)
  • Transparent or frosted plastic cards
  • Clear card with Hot-stamping
  • Ice Color, Golden, silver and satin / matte black
  • Paper-Plastic card with scratch-off panels
  • Sequential or Random Numbering
  • Blank Plastic cards
  • Smart card
  • IC card

    The IC card is also called " the integrated circuit card ". Its integrated circuit is serial EEPROM. Intelligent card, English name" Integrated Circuit Card" or "Smart card". It was Frenchmen Roland Moreno that invented it in 1974.
    The card hits the integrated circuit as standard serial EEPROM.

    Smart card contains electronic memory, and possibly an embedded integrated circuit (IC). Smart cards have two different types of interfaces. The contact smart card and the contactless smart card. The contactless smart card requires no contact with the reader. The data can be transferred while the card is typically only a few inches away from the reader. This means authentication and data transfer is a lot faster.

    Contact card smart card must be inserted into a smart card reader. The reader transfers the information to and from the chip, that is embedded in the card.

    Contactless Smart Card makes it resistant to attack as it does not need to depend upon potentially vulnerable external resources. Because of this characteristic, smart cards are often used in different applications which require strong security protection and authentication.

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a generic term that is used to describe a system that transmits the identity (in the form of a unique serial number) of an object or person wirelessly, using radio waves. A RFID system consists of an antenna and a transceiver, which read the radio frequency and transfer the information to a processing device , and a transponder , or tag, which is an integrated circuit containing the radio frequency circuitry and information to be transmitted.

    Mifare card is a type of RFID. Philips developed Mifare MC1 1C S50, Mifare MC1 1C S70 to be used in contactless smart card according to ISO/IEC14443A. The Mifare system is designed for optimal user convenience. The high data transmission rate allows transactions to be handled in less than 100ms.

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