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An updatable credit card-sized card with embedded integrated circuits that can receive input processed—via ICC applications—and deliver it as output

smart card

, smartcard (smart kard)
A plastic card, resembling a credit or debit card, that can provide identification, authentication, data storage, and other applications, such as a health insurance card on which the critical details of a person's health history are encoded.
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As such, there is a compelling argument to implement smart cards for logical access.
and you factor in the price of smart card readers that can cost upwards of $700 apiece, converting a campus from magnetic stripe or low-tech cards to smart cards can be a daunting financial proposition.
Butterworth helped launch a smart card loyalty e-purse system for Starbucks, where the customer receives a 20-percent discount on purchases through a stored-value card at Starbucks locations.
So far, most of the companies that make smart cards have had experience producing laminated cards or have a background in integrated-circuit packaging.
To provide an appropriate degree of security and authentication, smart cards typically incorporate additional circuitry for encrypting digital information.
The uptake of smart cards is likely to be threatened by the emergence of alternative technologies such as proximity and magnetic stripe cards in physical access control applications and universal serial bus (USB) tokens in logical access control applications.
If you are interested in an analysis overview which provide manufacturers, end-users and other industry participants an overview, summary, challenges and latest coverage of the World Smart Card IC Market - then send an email to Julia Paulson - North American Corporate Communications at jpaulson@frost.
SKY will send to you directly at home an NDS smart card with all the easy instructions on how to proceed to the automatic updating of your decoder.
The new 73S8024R smart card interface IC is available off-the-shelf in a SO28 package and can be used as a pin-for-pin replacement in current designs using the TDA8004 and TDA8024.
The Common Access Card program for The American Department of Defense (DoD) marks a major step in the adoption of smart card technology in the US.
The WLAN Smart Card Consortium now has a strong foundation to realize the worldwide potential of WLAN using smart cards for security, roaming, and a full set of personalized services," says Bertrand du Castel, Pro Tempore President of the WLAN Smart Card Consortium.
In addition to cost benefits, Datacard's solution allowed FNBO to establish an in-house smart card infrastructure without disrupting its large and highly efficient financial card operation.