Many customers who want to do membership card or medical card will ask the question of chip card and magnetic stripe card. What is the difference between chip cards and magnetic stripe cards? This is what we need to know before we make a card and then choose whether to customize a magnetic stripe card or a chip card according to our needs and circumstances.
What is the difference between chip cards and magnetic stripe cards, this is what we need to know
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The difference between chip card and magnetic stripe card is mainly reflected in the following aspects.
1. Use method: chip card is inserted into the card to read and write information, or non-contact reading, such as bus card swipe card; magnetic stripe card is to brush the black magnetic stripe on the card
2. security stability: chip card security, copy difficulty, strong resistance to attack, higher stability than the magnetic stripe card, will not demagnetize; magnetic stripe card security is relatively low, easy to steal information, thus stealing brush. If the magnetic stripe card and cell phones and other electronic devices together, over time easy to demagnetization, resulting in card scrapping.
3. Data processing capacity: chip card processing data capacity, large capacity, storage capacity is 160 times the magnetic stripe card; magnetic stripe card data processing capacity is weak, the capacity is relatively small.
4. Price: The cost of chip card is much higher than that of magnetic stripe card due to its high performance and high security; the cost of magnetic stripe card is low and suitable for single function application scenario.
In short, chip cards and magnetic stripe cards have their own advantages. In terms of overall cost performance, chip cards are slightly better. However, Card Cubes sales staff suggests that whichever type of card you choose to make, it can be determined according to your specific needs. If you already have a card reading device, you can give priority to the type of smart card that matches the card reading device. If you are currently indecisive, you can give priority to chip card production.