From the next revolution in card technology comes the smart card. A small micro-chip is embedded directly in the plastic card, making this card a clever device which you can use to track a variety of transactions or events. The microchip has an integrated circuit memory board, which can be used to store a range of data. The information is stored and read with a special reader. Smart cards are also known as chip cards or integrated circuit chip cards (ICC).
There are a wide variety of standard integrated circuit types you can choose from, depending on the functionality you need to include. Smart plastic cards can be used to enable strong security or sign-on facilities for your organisation.
Common uses are:
– identification cards
– pay phone cards
– debit and credit cards
– citizen cards
– drivers licence cards
– ticket cards for public transport
– data storage
How do they work?
Plastic smart cards contain a small (approx 1cm square) circuit, with gold contacts that provide electrical connectivity when the card is inserted into a card reader. Another type of smart card chip uses RF induction to enable contact-less connectivity – meaning the card only needs to be near the reader. Please contact a Security ECard Specialists representative to discuss which technology will be appropriate for your situation.
How customisable are they?
Many decorative elements can be incorporated into a plastic smart card. Here at SES we are proud to offer you a wide variety of customisable features for smart business cards. Start by choosing the card stock, would you like a plain white, transparent, or frosted card? Next print your design and text with high-resolution full colour litho printing. Add a photo or your company logo, and perhaps some other security features such as a barcode or a magnetic stripe. You can alter the shape of the card with custom die cuts, or change the surface texture with embossing for numbers and letters.
All these options mean you have an almost limitless choice, and your card can be as individual as your business. Choose elements which will reflect the nature of your business and strengthen your brand. Our expert team is here to guide you through the entire process.
Make the leap to the future today, with high quality smart business cards from SES. Contact us today to discuss your requirements. Our friendly New Zealand-local team is ready now to answer your questions.
Please note we have a 500 unit minimum order for this product!