A smart card can be of different types according to its application and functionality or how the information (data) on the card is interpret and printed and what sort of computer chip is being implanted inside the card and what all are its capacities.
While designing your system there is ample range of options of smart cards to choose from.
Contact Card is a kind of smart card which most common. On the outer surface of the card are the Electrical Contacts which connect to a card reader device when the card is placed in. This connector is tied to the condensed chip inside the card.
The cost will vary according to the improved levels of processing power, flexibility and memory. The most cost effective solution is Single function cards. Opt for the right type of smart card for your application according to your required level of security. These cards are generally used to support with Network Security, Vending, Loyalty Programs, Meal Programs, Government IDs, Electronic Cash Transfer, Campus IDs, e-commerce, Health Cards, and for many more uses.
The quantity of data carried by this chip and the way it (smart cards) can be used has been evolving over many years. We are well-known with these cards. These cards are being used as prepaid cards, credit and debit cards, as security access cards to buildings, for identification and for more.