Smartcard Applications Development

Smart cards are used in a wide range of industries worldwide to support access, identity, payment and other applications. The contactless smart card contains an antenna embedded within the plastic body of the card (or within a key fob, watch or other document). When the card is brought into the electromagnetic field of the reader, the chip in the card is powered on. The CCID (Chip Card Interface Device) is a USB protocol that allows a smartcard to be connected to a computer, using a standard USB interface. This allows the smartcard to be used as a security token for authentication and data encryption

The smart card is a credit card sized plastic card embedded with an integrated circuit chip. It provides not only memory capacity, but computational capability as well. The self-containment of smart card makes it resistant to attack, as it does not need to depend upon potentially vulnerable external resources. Because of this characteristic, smart cards are often used in different applications, which require strong security protection and authentication. It can store up to 80 times more information than the normal magnetic stripe cards or ATM cards. Processlog venture in to the development highly efficient Smartcards with data security system, we have very professional and expert group to implant the standard in developing such high-end easy to use cards for corporate, Hospitals, Government Agencies, Clubs, and organizations like that sort. We uses Smartcard Toolkit for Windows for developing card Applications and better Interface with easy to use functionality so that our client need not worry about the complication of the process.

Smart cards are being provided to students at some schools and colleges. Uses include:

  • 1. Tracking student attendance
  • 2. As an electronic purse, to pay for items at canteens, vending machines, laundry facilities, etc.
  • 3. Tracking and monitoring food choices at the canteen, to help the student maintain a healthy diet
  • 4. Tracking loans from the school library
  • 5. Access control for admittance to restricted buildings, dormitories, and other facilities. This requirement may be enforced at all times (such as for a laboratory containing valuable equipment), or just during after-hours periods (such as for an academic building that is open during class times, but restricted to authorized personnel at night), depending on security needs.
  • 6. Access to transportation services

Smart health cards can improve the security and privacy of patient information, provide a secure carrier for portable medical records, reduce health care fraud, support new processes for portable medical records, provide secure access to emergency medical information, enable compliance with government initiatives (e.g., organ donation) and mandates, and provide the platform to implement other applications as needed by the health care organization.

Smart cards are widely used to encrypt digital television streams. VideoGuard is a specific example of how smart card security worked.