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Common Smart Card and Reader Standards

By Scott Lindley
General Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen on SecurityInfoWatch

MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 has become the contactless digital RFID technology benchmark for smart cards. The protocol uses 128 AES encryption—the same as used by the U.S. federal government—and it is based on open global standards for both interface and cryptographic methods, with compliance to all four levels of ISO/IEC 14443A.

Beyond security, MIFARE DESFire EV1 brings benefits to access control customers, such as being able to use the same device for related applications such as payment at vending machines or event ticketing.

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Delta5 Contactless Smartcard Reader with
DE2 MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 Smartcard

Product Spotlight: MIFARE® DESFire® EV2

MIFARE DESFire EV2, the next generation of smart card technology by NXP Semiconductors, is built into every Delta reader and is operational right out of the box, when used with Delta DE2 Smartcards.

Benefits of Delta DE2 MIFARE DESFire EV2 Smartcards:

  • Multi-application smartcard with flexible memory organization
  • Fast, highly secure data transmission
  • 128-bit AES encryption
  • Fully compatible with Delta contactless smartcard readers
  • Can be customized with your logo, phone number, etc.

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To take advantage of the higher security capabilities of MIFARE DESFire EV2, ask for DE2 cards and Delta series readers from your access control system provider.

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