MIFARE is the NXP Semiconductors-owned trademark, and it is considered one of the most successful contactless technologies in the world. With the MIFARE proprietary technologies are fully equipped in contactless payment industry, the MIFARE cards are reported the most widely used contactless smartcard technology for s…mart card transactions. Since launching the MIFARE card, more than 500 million smart card chips and 5 million reader modules were sold. The beauty of the card is that the interface is an open platform for system developers, which implies that applications could be built under the common industry norm.
Mifare Classic 1K Contactless Smart Card MIFARE interface platform consists of a few product lines, and the MIFARE 1k belongs to the MIFARE Classic family. The MIFARE 1k are fundamentally used for storing memories, yet a simple security mechanism divides the memories into segments. Therefore, this product family is ideal for high volume transactions like transport ticketing, time attendance solutions, car parking and loyalty programs.
In the year 2006, a Japanese high-end Supermarket chain in Hong Kong has decided to adopt MIFARE card with a contactless smart card readers for its customer loyalty program. The chain store is one of the largest companies of its kind in Hong Kong. It mainly sells gourmet items and groceries from across Europe and Asia. In this loyalty program, customers involved earn bonus points on their cards for every purchase they make and redeem them for cash coupons every quarter and every year. The bonus points can even be redeemed as free parking, free delivery and free magazines. Cardholder can store money into their card accounts and make cash-free purchases with additional rebate benefits. In other words, the more the cardholders purchase; the more benefits in return. In that case, MIFARE is applicable with the applications thus helpful for high volume transactions.
– 1K bytes EEPROM
– Embedded antenna
– Mifare 13.56MHz ISO14443A
– Range of Operation: about 2.5″ to 3.9″
– Dimension: CR80 standard credit card size
– Material: PVC
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