Smart card technology has evolved from simple memory chips for storing small amounts of data to powerful microprocessors capable of performing multiple functions via various operating systems, memory sizes, and communication protocols.

For those new to smart card technology, understanding what to select for your project can be a daunting task. One must consider the different types of smart cards, compatibility with existing or new systems, industry standards, regulatory requirements, and future plans for growth.

CardLogix presents Smart Card Basics to educate visitors and not to promote any one technology or option over another.  It is our belief that well-informed users make better decisions, which leads to a more prosperous industry, better solutions, and more satisfied customers overall.

We hope that the following information will help you to better understand this exciting technology and the many benefits that it can provide to your organization and programs.

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