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Barcode cards and magnetic stripe cards are also widely used, such as supermarkets, shopping centers, hotels, gyms, hospitality and other places choose magnetic stripe cards or barcode cards as membership cards. So, what is the function of barcode card and magnetic stripe card, and what is the difference between them? Lets take a look at the following content.
What are the functions of barcode cards and magnetic stripe cards and what is the difference between them?
Magnetic stripe card
Introduction of barcode card and magnetic stripe card
Barcode cards: standard PVC with barcode, barcode 128, barcode 39 and other common codes. Originally similar to the magnetic card, also recorded a non-repeating card number. However, compared with the magnetic stripe, there is no trouble of demagnetization due to improper use.
Magnetic stripe card: standard PVC card with magnetic stripe, low resistance magnetic stripe, or high resistance magnetic stripe, can read and write. Magnetic stripe generally only records the membership card number, combined with membership management software, card reader, and computer, forming a membership magnetic card management system, which is the lowest cost management system available.
The difference between barcode card and magnetic stripe card:
1. Different functions:
Magnetic card: If only the membership card number is recorded, the function is the same as barcode card. In addition, the magnetic stripe of magnetic stripe card has three tracks, which can record different information, which is incomparable to barcode card in terms of security and confidentiality.
Barcode card: The back side is usually printed with a barcode, which only records a fixed number. As a unique identification.
2. Different recording methods:
The magnetic card records the card number with a magnetic stripe as the medium, which can be rewritten by a card writer and read by a magnetic card reader.
Bar code card is through the printing of a series of bar codes to record the fixed different numbers, can not be rewritten, read the card is through the bar code reader or laser scan gun to read the card.
3. Different preservation methods:
Since magnetic cards are recorded with magnetic stripes, they may be demagnetized due to improper use, so they should be preserved more carefully than barcode cards.
As long as the barcode card is not worn out and the barcode graphic is intact when it is used, it can be used.
Although barcode cards and magnetic stripe cards differ in many functions and uses, their scope of use is not certain. Of course, it depends largely on the customers needs for magnetic cards and barcodes to determine what kind of card to use. At present, CardCube is a professional manufacturer of smart cards, producing products PVC cards, ID cards, magnetic stripe cards, barcode cards, visual cards cpu smart cards and related card reading equipment, such as cards, drip cards, keychain cards, access control cards, bus cards, campus cards, etc.. The company also has a professional design team, can provide you with free design!