Identity Cards with ACOS-ID

Introducing ACOS-ID

Each element of an ACOS-ID product – card body, chip, operating system and application – offers a variety of options to tailor it to customers’ needs.

The operating system of the embedded chip is the heart of a smart card. ACOS stands for AUSTRIACARD’s native operating system. It forms a closed system and, which by default, offers extra security.

Clients can choose between PVC, polycarbonate or an alternative material for the card body and combine it with a set of security features that emphasize the card design and enhance fraud protection.

Features for High-Security ID Cards

Despite the quick progress in the area of electronic security, the card body still plays a central role in the entire security package of ID cards. Guilloches, rainbow print, CLI/MLI features, etc. are just a few of the numerous security elements AUSTRIACARD can apply to high-security cards. Security features can be classified according to what is required to verify the authenticity.

  • Level 1: No equipment
  • Level 2: A simple device
  • Level 3: Forensic equipment and specialist knowledge
  • Level 4: Only the manufacturer can verify the authenticity
  • The combination of multiple features on multiple levels makes the cards literally unforgeable.


Security ID Card
ACOS-ID products consist of a card body and an embedded chip with an operating system as well as one or more applications.

The ACOS-ID product line

ACOS-ID is a bundle of applications that can be used for the whole range of ID cards. Moreover, our multi-application support lets customers combine any of the following uses:

  • National identity card
  • Passport
  • European citizen card for IAS, PKI and qualified electronic signature
  • Residence permit card
  • Driving license
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Healthcare card
  • Digital tachograph card

Technological compatibility

ACOS-ID is implemented by using different technologies and platforms. All our applications are provided as native implementations on ACOS and several third-party platforms as well as ROM-masked JAVA™ applets on a state-of-the-art JAVA Card platform.

We provide ACOS-ID on the most advanced chip platforms from various chip suppliers. The chip hardware and our applications are certified to prove that they meet the highest levels of security.

If you are looking for the flexibility to add customized functionality, our Java Card based solutions are second to none. You also save EEPROM memory as all ACOS-ID functionality is available in ROM.

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