What are smart cards used for?


What are smart cards used for? Functionally, the uses of smart cards can be classified as follows:
1. Identification - Mathematical calculation of data using an embedded microcomputer system to confirm its uniqueness.
2. Payment tool - Built-in counter instead of currency, bonus points, etc., digital body data.
3. Encryption/decryption - network under the condition of rapid development, the utilization rate of electronic commerce also grow significantly, some companies said, network consumption is the most important is that the identity of the authenticity, integrity of the data, there is no denying that trading and legitimacy, by such as DES, RSA, MD5 password mechanism, besides can increase the security of the card, also can be used offline operation, To reduce the cost of communication over the network.
4. Information - Due to the popularity of GSM mobile phone, the demand for SIM card increases, accelerating the development of smart card technology, so that mobile phone from the original simple telephone function, extended to today's online network and other functions. Its information storage function makes it have a wide range of commercial applications, such as:

Personal Financial Records

Banks gradually fierce competition, in order to improve customer loyalty, and attract more new customers to join, the Banks to launch all kinds of dividend discount schemes, and improve customer service system, and by the use of smart CARDS, not only can achieve 24 hours free transfer function, and can reduce bank and customer written operating procedures of the time. Several banks already issue smart cards, and MasterCard and VISA, the two biggest card groups, are about to introduce new ones.

Medical records

Once the NATIONAL Health Insurance card is IC, individual medical records can be stored in the chip, no matter which hospital visits, the individual medical condition can be known, doctors can immediately know the patient's medical records, patients can also avoid the time to fill in the report, and reduce the cost of hospital medical records maintenance. In addition, the national IDENTITY card can also be IC, with all personal identification data such as fingerprints, birth dates, personal records in the chip, and can be used as a passport, Singapore and Malaysia have started to use.

The entrance guard control

Entrance guard control is quite important for enterprises and schools, smart card besides can be used as a general entrance guard management, also can store a small sum, in collaboration with general store consumption, improve the functional sex of the card, for example, a British entrance guard system manufacturers will originally used on the door of the smart card can be used in the machine at the same time, it combines the functions of access control and electronic wallet.