Contactless smart card

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Size comparison of chip
(compared to a Canadian one cent piece)
a contactless smart card

A contactless smart card is in a card pocket-sized (usually as big as a credit card) card with integrated circuits that can process and save data. They can receive information which is processed and delivered through radio. There are two main kinds of contactless smart cards. Many people believe contactless smart cards have a read-only RFID inside it. This is not true, but they do have a re-writable smart card microchip inside them. Contactless smart cards can be used for identification, authentication, and saving up data.[1]

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  1. Multi-application Smart Cards. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rankl, W.; W. Effing (1997). Smart Card Handbook. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-96720-3.
  • Guthery, Scott B.; Timothy M. Jurgensen (1998). SmartCard Developer's Kit. Macmillan Technical Publishing. ISBN 1-57870-027-2.

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