In a recent post, we referred to the growing use of smart cards to advance electronic access control and wanted to explain a little more about these smart cards. This article offers a good summary, but we’ll condense it a little more.
A good place to start with smart cards is to picture a credit card. Instead of using a magnetic strip to house information like a credit card, a smart card contains a small microprocessor. A card reader attached to computer interfaces with the smart card’s microprocessor to exchange information. The microprocessor can store more information than a magnetic strip, and that information is more secure on the smart card’s microprocessor.
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