MIFARE® – AUSTRIACARD’s Basic Public Transport Solution

Classic MIFARE® Solution

The MIFARE Classic® solution was introduced in 1994. It is an absolute success story with more than five billion cards issued worldwide to date. MIFARE Classic® is available with 1k or 4k Byte of EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) and is able to process up to 40 different applications. Independent MIFARE® certifications grant interoperability.

Since the MIFARE Classic® functionality is also available on our dual interface ACE products, an easy migration to high-secure processor chip solutions (based on ISO/IEC 7816 compatible applications) can be carried out. AUSTRIACARD’s experts have many years of experience and support clients during their entire MIFARE® project.

Main Uses:
  • Public Transport
  • Access Management
  • Event Ticketing
  • Gaming
  • Identity


MIFARE® DESFire® is designed to comply with the most common standards. It is compatible with open standards for cryptography as well as with contactless interfaces. MIFARE® DESFire® supports all four parts of ISO/IEC 14443 A (T=CL) and uses optional ISO/IEC 7816-4 commands. The biggest advantage of this technology is its high flexibility with regards to the file size and access rights.

In terms of security, MIFARE® DESFire® is EV1 EAL 4+ certified. We have used state-of-the-art algorithms like 3DES/AES to provide ultimate protection for our customers. AUSTRIACARD provides clients with a MIFARE® DESFire® card tailored to their particular needs. MIFARE® DESFire® cards are available with 2k, 4k or 8k Byte of EEPROM.

Main Uses:
  • Advanced public transport
  • Access management
  • Social services
  • Identity
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