IC Card and ID Card ( Smart Card)
1. IC Card
1) Contact IC Card
IC card: It can be devided into contact ic card,like phone card, and contactless ic card, also called M1 card, similar to Shanghai transportation card.
Contact ic card can be easily damaged due to the chip is placed outside, while contactless card does not contact with the machine so it can be highly protected. In general market, the 4442 chip ic card takes a great share. The ic card can be devided into Siemens, Philips and Fudan according to the quality of the card.
2) Contactless IC Card
2. ID Card
ID Card: It is similar to access control card. ID card is contactless card, which has rope itself. It only reads the serial number through card reader. ID card itself does not store any other things. It can also be devided into two types: Thick card and thin card according to the thickness
Thick and thin card: The thick card could not print graphics on it, while thin card can. Characteristic: Moderate price and as it is reactive card, it will not affact the damage between card and machine.