Plastic cards

ED MATIC is able to provide its customers with plastic cards with all existing technologies:

  • magnetic strip
  • contact chip
  • contactless RFID
  • cards mixed with multiple technologies integrated on the same support

PLASTIC CARDS

PLASTIC CARDS NEUTRAL AND WITH MAGNETIC BAND OR CHIP

By standard plastic cards we mean the normal PVC cards with dimensions ISO 86 × 54 mm, with a thickness ranging from 0.4 mm to 1.00 mm, the most used have a thickness of 0.76 mm.

Plastic cards can be neutral, that is, without any data that is not printed, or store data inside a magnetic stripe, external chip or internal contactless chip.
Neutral plastic cards with magnetic stripe can be of 2 types:

  • magnetic stripe LO.CO. (300 Oe)
  • magnetic stripe HI.CO. (2750 Oe – 4000 Oe)
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SMART CARD

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Cards with contact chips, more commonly known as Smart Card Contact, have a chip that is activated and communicates with the outside only when the card is inserted into a special terminal device called a smart card reader. The chip does not work when it is near the reader, but when it is inserted inside the reader.

Contact chip cards are mainly used for ATMs, digital signatures and other services for which different technologies would not be suitable.

  • FM 4442 / FM 5542
  • FM 4428 / FM 5528

TECNOLOGY RFID (RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION)

Contactless cards have RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology, which is a radio frequency data transmission method which therefore does not require contact between the card and the reader.
125 Khz frequency is also referred to as low frequency. Transmission takes place in high security as the reading and writing devices must know the access key in order to access the data contained in the card chip.
Without the reading key (such as a password), the card is inviolable.