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Smart cards can be used for a wide range of programs, from keyless entry into a building or logging users onto computers and even paying for lunch in the cafeteria. But that flexibility can also make smart card technology hard to understand. This section will help you understand the differences between smart cards and their uses.

  • The Difference Between Prox & Smart Cards

    With a wide range of technology cards available, spanning everything from basic cards that just unlock your hotel room door to advanced multifunctional cards that seem to do everything, it can be difficult to tell card types apart and know when to use them.

  • Understanding iCLASS Cards

    Created as a more powerful and secure access control card, iCLASS smart card technology gives users more flexibility compared to a standard proximity card. Key upgrades include mutual authentication between card and reader and encrypted data.

  • Understanding iCLASS SE Cards

    iCLASS SE is a flexible solution that introduced multi-layered security to protect your card data. iCLASS SE cards allow you to integrate multiple types of technology into one card, ideal for mixed technology environments as you upgrade systems.

  • Understanding iCLASS Seos Cards

    The most secure of the iCLASS smart cards, iCLASS Seos uses secure open technology to help you manage and authenticate cardholders. Using the latest cryptographic algorithms, iCLASS Seos cards create a secure protocol to protect your data.