Card Technology Highlight: MIFARE Contactless Smart Card

Deciding what technology to implement for your photo ID badges can be a tough decision. There are many options out there to choose from, so how do you know what the best option for your organization will be? The choice is ultimately going to come down to what your uses for the card are, how long you’ll be using these cards, and your budget. Not to mention the technology you choose obviously has to function with your current card readers or you’ll have to account for the new card readers you will need to get. A few of the card technology options that are most utilized are bar codes, proximity RFID, magnetic stripe and virtual ID badges.

MIFARE contactless smart cards are used around the world to help secure the world’s top corporations, hospitals and universities. MIFARE is classified as an RFID card because of the frequency level they operate on, 13.56kHz. MIFARE technology can be used for applications such as transportation, events, loyalty programs, payment transactions, tracking purposes and more. MIFARE contactless cards also offer advantages that other RFID card types cannot like high speed transactions, increased security, increased efficiency and reduced cost, multiple interface, and customer experience. If you and your team would like some more information on MIFARE products or other card technology give us a call or email. We would love to help point you in the right direction.

Card technology Tip: Be careful as many manufacturers have different formats that are one letter or number off and you could end up with the wrong card stock. If you do not know for sure what type of RFID card technology you are using, take a picture of the RFID product label and email it to your eXpress badging ID Specialist. Or contact us directly by submitting a request form to get a further assistance