CardLogix M.O.S.T. Card® C5 Series is a contact microprocessor smart card family built on CC EAL5+ certified silicon and powered by the M.O.S.T. Card Operating System. The cards are designed for multi-function and/or high security applications. The C5 family features up to 68k bytes of user memory that can be configured for a wide variety of applications including token authentication, encrypted data storage, and session key-based purse functions.
The M.O.S.T. C5 Card series features advanced password security logic, AES and 3DES encryption, SHA1 hashing and authentication, and flexible file management. Its 24 byte global unique identifier (GUID) makes the credential truly unique. The silicon provides continuous internal encryption of all data and the virtualization and rotation of the data across the non-volatile memory for secure data storage.
The M.O.S.T. OS also features an error detection code and security self-tests with built-in anti-tearing mechanisms to support heavy transactional environments. The C5 series supports EF-level PIN/passwords, multiple file types, and includes an internal random number generator for unique transaction sessions.
CardLogix M.O.S.T. Toolz™ SDK lets you design a system that grows with your needs. M.O.S.T. Card is future-proofed while working on multiple silicon vendors’ devices, so your projects will always be supported. M.O.S.T. Cards enable multiple applications on a single card, and they are a mission critical component of the infrastructure to keep your system safe. Build confidence in your chain of trust with proven smart card technology and CardLogix services.
- Operating voltage range: 1.62V to 5.5V (ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C)
- CRC16 and CRC32 engines are compliant with ISO/IEC 3309
- Global Unique Card Identifier system (GUID) is compliant with ASN.1 Object Identifier components (ITU-T Rec. X.667 | ISO/IEC 9834-8, and with IETF RFC 4122)
- Conforms to FIPS 197
- Authentication mechanisms are fully compliant to Secure Hash Standard (SHS) FIPS PUB 180-4
- Conforms to (HDLC) procedures ISO/IEC 13239:2002
- Programmable passwords for all access modes: read, write, update, invalidate and rehabilitate
- Data retention > 10 years
- Endurance: maximum of 16.5 million programming cycles at 25° C
- Electrostatic discharge protection > 6,000V
- Master File (MF)
- Directory File (DF)
- EF Transparent File
- EF Large File Size
- Linear & Cyclical Files
- Purse Files
- APP & CHV Password Files
Encryption / Authentication
- A wide variety of user memory sizes
- T=0 Protocol
- PC/SC compatible
- Negotiable communication speed (PTS)
- Rapid card development through M.O.S.T. Toolz
- Multiple reader and terminal choices
- ISO 7816 1-4
Dedicated Semiconductor and Operating System Countermeasures Guard Against:
- Side channel attacks
- Advanced fault attacks
- Velocity checking
- Voltage attacks
- Frequency attacks
- Temperature glitch attacks
- Optical attacks
Custom Card Security Options
- Laser engraving/indenting
- Guilloche and rosettes
- Optically Variable Devices (OVDs) and holograms
- Hidden Card Validator™ graphics with lens viewer
- Ultraviolet (UV) ink
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High Security Architecture—Powered by the M.O.S.T. Card® Operating System
The C5 card contains CardLogix’ M.O.S.T Card Operating System which supports a variety of security measures, including SHA-1 bi-directional / mutual authentication, AES, DES, and 3DES, PIN/passwords, and internal random number generation for unique e-signatures and transaction sessions. The OS is built with an error detection code and security self-tests. The EAL certified silicon provides continuous encryption of all data and the virtualization of the data across the non-volatile memory. The M.O.S.T. OS also features built-in anti-tearing mechanisms to support heavy transactional environments.
Simplified Smart Card Development
CardLogix has provided a complete line of user-friendly development tools for programmers to create both custom and pre-configured smart card applications. Project development for the M.O.S.T. Card C5 is supported by the PC/SC API and the M.O.S.T. Toolz™ Card File Creation Utility SDK, including the powerful Winplex® API. The M.O.S.T. Card File Creation Utility features an intuitive user-interface that allows a card issuer the flexibility to design a M.O.S.T. Card file structure and set passwords that fit the needs of any custom smart card program. M.O.S.T. Toolz also provides intelligently constructed, pre-configured idblox™ applications cards that leverage the M.O.S.T. Card Operating System. With the pre-configured idblox option, a card issuer’s only job is to setup passwords, and it doesn’t require the work of programmers. Smart card development could not get any easier.
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Software and Hardware Interoperability
The M.O.S.T. Card C5 family is future-proofed, working on multiple silicon vendors’ devices so that your projects are always supported. The card family is part of the idblox™ ecosystem which has attracted multiple vendors for compatible smart card readers, smart card terminals, smart card applications, and all other smart card infrastructure components.
Smart Card Personalization Made Easy
The M.O.S.T. Card family is supported by the latest innovation in smart card personalization—The Card Encoding Engine™. The Card Encoding Engine is the first of its kind to offer smart card encoding without requiring programming first in order to do so. This revolutionary software engine is the cornerstone of idblox, allowing inline creation of a smart eID card program from design to use without relying on programmers.
Learn more about the idblox™ ecosystem, the only smart card ecosystem with true interoperability that enables the fastest, easiest and most affordable creation of high-security smart card programs for any card application.
Large EEPROM Storage Capacity
The M.O.S.T. Card C5 family offers up to 68k bytes of user memory. Large storage capacity means advanced functionality, multiple on-card applications, and increased security. The C5 family allows a user to securely store and transmit large amounts of personal and sensitive data, including biometric information—data too vulnerable to store over a loosely protected network. The M.O.S.T. Card is capable of holding the information needed to verify identity and authenticate authorized personnel and devices, so that loyalty, e-payment and identification programs can benefit from a closed system that does not depend on being connected to a network at all times.
Security and Functionality That Users Can Afford
The M.O.S.T. Card C5 leverages the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for data encryption, the strongest encryption algorithm to date, so that your data will remain 100% confidential no matter where it is transmitted. AES has typically been found on card operating systems that support public key infrastructure, but now users can get PKI security at the price of a symmetric key card.
Multiple Applications on One Card
With the M.O.S.T. Card C5, your organization can benefit from the economies of scale achieved by using one card for multiple purposes. Why settle for a single-purpose memory card when a company can combine a customer loyalty program, multi-factor identification, e-payment system, physical access control, and player tracking onto one company-branded M.O.S.T. Card for the same price or less as a memory card? Improve your organization’s security by arming your employees with the M.O.S.T. Card to handle multi-factor authentication and non-refutable identification. Use the same card to control facility access rights, to institute an employee incentive program, and to protect classified or sensitive data. The application possibilities are endless, and the M.O.S.T. Card can handle it all to meet any of your organization’s needs.
Seamless Biometric Enrollment
CardLogix is strategically partnered with Corvus Integration, Inc., experts in biometric enrollment and biometric verification technologies, to bring you the simplest way to register biometric information of personnel and load it onto a smart card within minutes. Biometric data paired with a smart card provides the highest security and protection of personnel, data and valuable assets. With the M.O.S.T. Card C5, your organization can benefit from this level of security without having to spend more money than it’s worth.
M.O.S.T. Toolz™ SDK
Rated “Most comprehensive and professional SDK for smart card system developments”, MOST Toolz is designed for multi-function and high security smart card systems. M.O.S.T. Toolz™ is an affordable SDK and Card Configuration Utility for developing the M.O.S.T. Card® and other microprocessor smart cards. High level commands are sent through the Winplex® API to the card reader, which is included in the M.O.S.T. Toolz kit. M.O.S.T. Toolz enables programmers to create a smart card-based transaction system that updates and secures files while setting a variety of defensive measures to protect user ID, card access, and file information. CardLogix gives you the power to deliver multiple products and services on a single card, allowing for fast system design and easy updating without the need for card re-issuance.
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About CardLogix Corporation
CardLogix is an ISO 9001:2015 certified smart card manufacturer, software developer, and the premier provider of smart card technology with a comprehensive line of SDKs and tools that enable easy and rapid development of high quality smart cards. Since 1998, CardLogix has supplied millions of cards and card components to over 42 countries around the world. As an expert in smart card and chip technology, card operating systems, card software, development tools, and middleware, CardLogix has continuously been at the forefront of smart card technology.
CardLogix’ mission is to make highly secure, high quality smart card systems more widely available to customers in need. CardLogix strives to make data transactions more secure, personnel and assets more protected, and to turn otherwise complex and expensive smart card systems into simpler, more cost-effective, and easier-to-develop solutions for everyone.
Trust is the primary commodity that CardLogix trades in every day. CardLogix builds and maintains customers’ confidence their products and processes, so that they can trust our cards to reliably protect personnel, sensitive data, and their most valuable assets. Starting with development software that’s flexible and easy to use to uncompromising customer support, CardLogix delivers on the promise of trust that our service inspires and our cards guarantee. Our company culture breeds initiative, commitment, and follow-through. As a global supplier and active industry participant, CardLogix understands the importance of being a responsible global business. With recycling, energy conservation, and full RoHS compliance, the company meets its goals with the environment in mind.
- Experts in smart card technology with an understanding of what it takes to get a card project from A to Z
- Commitment to ISO, ICAO, and industry conformance to ensure performance and interoperability
- Extensive partnerships with companies that offer complementary smart card infrastructure components
- Innovative products and solutions that simplify smart card development
- Cutting edge technology, sophistication and differentiated quality at a fraction of competitors’ costs
- Continuous customer support and involvement with evolving card projects
CardLogix manufactures high security and multi-functional ISO compliant smart cards, powered by CardLogix’ own operating systems. CardLogix offers easy-to-use SDKs for programmers, powerful middleware and APIs, a variety of applications software, and innovative solutions that empower end-users to develop and personalize smart cards without requiring any user-programming. The company partners with key suppliers in software, biometric capture, readers, and printers to deliver complete, leading-edge solutions. CardLogix smart card platforms provide solutions for multiple applications to markets globally, such as national, civil, voter and enterprise identity; physical and logical access cards; stored value; loyalty and rewards programs; e-purse; gaming, healthcare and other solutions that use a combination of multiple applications onto one card.
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