About Smart Cards : Introduction

Industry Information

  • Smart Card Technology Primer
    This primer provides an overview of smart card technology and examples of the applications that smart card technology is used for.
  • Standards
    To support global interoperability requirements, smart card technology uses proven global standards, and applications using smart card technology are based on both global standards and industry-specific specifications.  Click here for more information on standards used with smart cards.
  • Market Information
    A number of organizations track and publish statistics on smart card issuance.  Click here for more information on global shipments.
  • Glossary
    The Smart Card Alliance has published an extensive glossary to define commonly used terms related to smart card technology and applications.  Click here to view the glossary.