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 which by default offers extra security. 

ACOS-ID is a bundle of applications, native OS or Java OS, 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
MIFARE Classic™ 

The Mifare Classic™ was first introduced in 1994, and since then more than five billion cards have been issued worldwide.  Since Mifare Classic™ functionality is also available on dual interface ACE products, migration to a high secure processor chip based solutions with ISO/IEC 7816 compatible applications is a straightforward task.  

MIFARE Classic™ is mainly used in

  • Public Transport
  • Access Management
  • Event Ticketing
  • Gaming
  • Identity
Mifare DESFire™ 

Mifare DESFire™ solutions are designed to comply with open standards for cryptography as well as with the contactless technology. MIFARE DESFire™ supports all four parts of ISO/IEC 14443 A (T=CL) and optionally offers ISO/IEC 7816-4 commands. The technology ensures high flexibility in application design especially with regards to file systems and access conditions.

We provide you with a Mifare DESFire™ card tailored to your needs in

  • Advanced Public Transport
  • Access Management
  • Social Services
  • Identity

The Calypso™ specification is the embodiment of years of experience with contactless technology in public transportation. Today, the Calypso™ standard is commonly used globally.

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