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.
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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
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.