Smart cards to become more secure, thinner after HID Global develops ultra thin inlays


Tensor Smart Cards

Smart cards are likely to become thinner and incorporate more extensive security features after HID Global has announced an ultra-thin Polycarbonate (PC) ePrelaminate inlay for electronic ID (e-ID) cards that is more than 30 percent thinner than alternatives.

The new inlay takes advantage of its proven process of directly bonding chips to wire-embedded air-coil antennas for low-frequency animal ID and automotive applications, without the bulk of added modules.

By using this method in its new ultra-thin inlays, HID Global is providing smart cards with a durable and reliable connection between the card’s intelligence – the IC chip – and its antennas.

The narrow dimensions of HID Global’s ultra-thin inlays – 200 microns instead of the typical 350 microns – also provide manufacturers with room to add more security features on both sides of an smart card during the fabrication process, or potentially reduce the size of the cards.

Tensor smart cards – fast, secure and reliable

The Tensor smart cards are based on the reliable RF (Radio Frequency) reading technology, which grants them a very good read range, unaffected by most external conditions. Moreover, all of the cards are extremely thin (roughly the size of a credit card), which means that you can easily store one in your wallet.

Tensor Smart Cards employ an advanced technology, that makes them equally fast and secure. Our Smart Card readers emit a 125 KHz frequency field (the electromagnetic field) that is received by the tiny aerial built in each smart card. This leads to the activation of the smart card microchip, a passive device that holds the smart card’s unique factory encoded ID number.

The Smart Card’s ID Numbers are extremely secure, given the fact that up to 34 billion different combinations are available.

Plus, Tensor can also provide smart card software, which gives you an easy way to professionally produce your own ID cards, assign specific access rights, and much more.

If you want to find out more about our affordable, ultra-fast Smart Cards, our dedicated product team is eagerly waiting for any query you might have.

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