One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plastic card with a built-in microprocessor, used typically for electronic processes such as financial transactions and personal identification.
- ‘In Finland, for example, the government provides smart cards to authenticate the identity of someone transacting business over the Internet.’
- ‘There has been much interest in recent years over smart cards, or cards with an embedded microprocessor chip to store the user's data.’
- ‘Some credit-card companies are already issuing smart cards for both in-store and online shopping.’
- ‘Companies have been trying to promote smart cards as a replacement for traditional credit cards for years without success.’
- ‘And the migration from magnetic stripe cards to smart cards within the financial sector is expected to provide greater opportunity to use these cards for mobile commerce.’
- ‘He added: ‘Ideally we would like to move on to smart cards or virtual smart cards.’’
- ‘The system is currently on trial in Northampton but will be nationwide by 2005, as credit cards with embedded smart cards are issued throughout the UK.’
- ‘The inclusion of a smart card in every financial transaction will add a crucial second layer of authentication.’
- ‘Smart cards: voters are issued smart cards that can execute voting software on the card, as well as store identification information.’
- ‘Whether that will come in the form of a SIM, a smart card, or a biometric database has yet to be determined.’
- ‘The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a number of restrictions on the issue of debit cards and smart cards by banks.’
- ‘Vending units may be monitored from a central location and may even be connected to the Internet for cashless transactions via the use of smart cards or passwords.’
- ‘A smart card resembles a credit card in size and shape, but it is actually a minicomputer of sorts.’
- ‘The research team examined three types of smart cards: Supervisor cards, Voter Access Cards and Security Key Cards.’
- ‘Handheld devices and smart cards will have built-in computers relying on boards, ICs, and components.’
- ‘Few local business would sell council's parking meter smart cards - rechargeable cards which can be used to pay the meters.’
- ‘Those who were informed of being selected as one of the first 10,000 smart card holders received their smart cards at the four-day event, or left the right to others.’
- ‘These include intrusion-detection, virus screening software, encryption packages and physical security solutions such as smart cards.’
- ‘Defined at its highest level, a smart card is a credit-card sized plastic card that includes an embedded computer chip.’
- ‘Each patient uses a smart card, which can be topped up with credit, to access the system.’
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