Contactless smart cards cater to many similar applications encompassed by contact smart cards, but allows for faster and more convenient transactions by eliminating the need for contact between the card and the reader. The demand and acceptance for this type of card is rapidly growing, with major deployments worldwide in applications such as micro-payment, physical and logical access control, government and corporate IDs, and automatic fare collection.
Contactless transactions are not as secure as contact transactions (due to transmission of data over the air), that is why contact cards – such as ACOS – are preferred in electronic security applications. Nevertheless, you can also order popular contactless cards from ACS for use in your contactless system implementations – MIFARE (Classic, Plus, Ultralight, Ultralight C, DESFire and DESFire EV1) and Topaz.
- Embedded antenna
- 13.56 MHz Contactless Technology
- The range of operation is typically from about 2.5" to 3.9"