May 2, 2017

Smart Card Applications

Smart Cards Applications

Smart Cards Applications are used in a wide range of industries worldwide to support access, identity, payment and other applications. Click on the end user industry below for reports, case studies and other information about how smart cards are used in a diverse set of applications.

Smart Cards Applications

Smart Cards Applications

  • Enterprise ID
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Identity
  • Internet of Things
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

A Smart Cards Applications, typically a type of chip card, is a plastic card that contains an embedded computer chip–either a memory or microprocessor type–that stores and transacts data.All applications can benefit from the added features and security that smart cards provide

ASmart Cards Applications, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card that has embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards are made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes polyethylene terephthalate based polyesters, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or polycarbonate. Smart Cards Applications Since April 2009, a Japanese company has manufactured reusable financial smart cards made from paper.

Smart cards can be either contact or contactless smart card. Smart cards can provide personal identification, authentication, data storage, and application processing. Smart cards may provide strong security authentication for single sign-on (SSO) within large organizations.


Smart Cards Applications Security is the cornerstone of the EPO’s online services. Services used with a smart card have some or all of the following security features:

  • Confidentiality – ensuring that only the intended party is able to read the information.
  • Authentication – ensuring the identity of the communicating party.
  • Data integrity – ensuring that the information has not been modified.
  • Non-repudiation – ensuring that a party cannot deny involvement in a transaction.

These security Smart Cards Applications features are implemented using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and smart cards (security tokens) adopting Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology.

These online services are provided with a Smart Cards Applications Global Server Certificate, so a minimum level of 128-bit SSL encryption is automatically ensured for both US and international versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer.