smart cards

type –access control


Chip/processor cards

Chip cards contain an electronic circuit with large memory capacity and increased security parameters. The stored data is encrypted and can only be read by appropriate readers.


We know chip/processor cards mainly from ATM cards, popular many years ago, which had to be inserted into readers when making payments. However, cards with this type of chips are not a thing of the past. Similar cards, most often with a lower level of security, are still used, for example, as SIM cards for mobile phones, as cards for digital TV decoders, car records or as keys for electronic locks.

chip card with memory module

Chip cards – technical aspects

The specification of a card with a contact chip is defined by the ISO 7816 standard. The card has identification marks of the issuer and owner placed on its surface and an information medium containing encoded, detailed information about the issuer card and card owner.
Chip cards enable multiple recordings and readings of information in digital form. Chip cards have greater recording durability. Writing on the chip card takes place by contacting the reader with the chip entries on the card surface. The chip on the card also allows writing only to selected memory areas or completely blocking unauthorized access.
The chip has a larger memory capacity than a magnetic stripe or RFID tag. Chip cards allow recording up to 32 KB of data, processor cards allow recording from 1 to 16 KB. There are many types of chips intended for smart cards, the most popular are modules SLE 5542, with a capacity of 256B, and SLE 5528, with a capacity of 1KB.

Karty chipowe / procesorowe to karty do szczególnych zastosowań, w których popularne RFID rozwiązania nie są odpowiednie. Zobacz więcej informacji o kartach z modułem pamięci. Jeśli jednak nie potrzebujesz kart z tak dużą pojemnością pamięci, zapraszamy do zapoznania się z kartami RFID. Karty te mają mniejszą pojemność pamięci, ale oferują wygodną zbliżeniową funkcjonalność.

Additional options

Panel for a signature / signature strip
Aroma (e.g. coffee)
Spot / selective varnish, glossy or matte
Laminate of plastic cards
Custom shape and size cards
Contact memory chip
Metallic silkscreen
Magnetic HiCo/LoCo stripe
Eco-friendly material – recycled and recyclable
Contactless chip (Unique, Mifare and more)
Scratch-off panel
Hole (round, oval, euro hole)
Customized plastic snap off card | 3 key chain tags
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Print visible in UV / IR
Transparent material
Coloured PVC material