IC membership card and magnetic stripe membership card are two types of cards often chosen by merchants, but with the changing market, merchants choose IC card more than magnetic stripe card, so there will be such a question: What are the advantages of making IC membership card versus magnetic stripe membership card?
What are the advantages of making IC membership cards compared to magnetic stripe membership cards?
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IC membership cards have different chip types, so there are many differences, but IC compared to magnetic stripe membership cards, membership cards have several significant features of various functional special various functional characteristics, such as encryption, service life, dependence on the network, storage capacity. advantages of IC membership cards.
1. encryption: magnetic card has no control circuit, so its internal data reading and writing can not be safely controlled, reading technology is also sequential and mechanical, IC card can control the circuit to read and write its internal data, erase control. The reading technology is random.
2. Service life: magnetic card life is short, generally two months to a year. IC card life without artificial damage can reach more than ten years.
3. Anti-counterfeiting: magnetic cards are easy to forge, IC in addition to strong logic encryption, the card itself is almost zero forgery rate.
4. Storage capacity: Magnetic cards can only store hundreds of bytes, and the magnetic stripe can also be used as a passive storage intermediary. While IC card can store 1M bytes, the storage area can be divided and the access level is different.
5. Anti-interference: magnetic card is anti-magnetic, anti-static, poor water resistance, magnetic stripe can not be erased, IC card is strong in these aspects, but the chip should be kept clean.
6. Network dependence: magnetic card should ensure strong real-time between terminal and host, once the host or network failure will paralyze the whole system, IC card can store a large amount of data, controlled by the logic circuit, all operations are done independently by the terminal, completely eliminating the dependence of the terminal on the network.
7. IC membership card reading and writing equipment than magnetic card reading and writing equipment is simple and reliable, low cost, easy to promote and maintain.