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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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Yesterday, a Cardiff Council spokesman insisted the process of introducing smart cards was "not a race".
Ticketless travel will become a reality and there needs to be a standard across the board so that smart cards can be used anywhere in the country.
The reader supports all ISO 7816 compliant smart cards and provides out of the box support for Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards, Common Access Cards (CAC) and Safenet 330 cards.
Agencies will have flexibility in migrating their legacy access control systems to the new smart cards.
NEW YORK -- The use of smart cards and contactless payment technology is expected to increase dramatically over the next five years, proponents of the systems say.
At the University of Utah, technologists have signed up for an application of biometric technology that combines the conventional applications of smart cards with innovative fingerprint scanning technology to deliver a multifactor authentication process.
Instead, they will have one smart card that can used for everything.
And while health insurers' use of magstripe cards--plastic cards that have a piece of magnetic tape fused to them--has grown in the past couple of years, the latest twist is smart cards, which hold a wealth of information in a single microchip.
The smart cards would be manufactured by the Portuguese company INCAM, according to Setec.
"We chose mobility as our theme because smart cards are all about taking capability to pay or identify yourself with you," says Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.
LT: Yes, J-Phone and Vodafone have a global standard built around the USIM (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) smart card. You can actually swap USIMs from a Japanese phone and put them into a unit purchased overseas, for use in the country of purchase.
According to a report from the Smart Card Alliance, based in Princeton Junction, N.J., 41 million smart cards were manufactured and shipped to the United States and Canada in 2001, a 45% increase from 2000 levels.