Card & RFID Technology
As a premier provider of the industry’s leading card technology manufacturers, Higgins has been at the forefront of the industry since the beginning. We’ve been navigating our customers from magnetic stripe to barcode, and Qr code to wiegand, RFID and contactless technologies to smart chips and EMV for decades.
No matter what your application requires or your budget demands, Higgins has a Card Technology Solution for you! There are numerous types of cards with different features as well as combination cards with multiple features. Technology in this category goes by many terms: electronic cards, RFID ID, RFID ID Cards, RFID Technology, Card Access Technology, Smart Cards, Smart Card Technology, Prox Cards, Proximity Cards, Contactless Cards, or Contact Cards. These cards can contain one to three different types of embedded chip technologies: contact smart chip, contactless smart chip and proximity chip. Below is a chart of the different types of chips.
|Contact Cards, the size of a conventional credit or debit card with a single embedded integrated circuit chip that contains just memory or memory plus a microprocessor. Popular Uses: Network security, vending, meal plans, loyalty, electronic cash, government IDs, campus IDs, e-commerce, health cards.||Contactless Cards, containing an embedded antenna instead of contact pads attached to the chip for reading and writing information contained in the chip’s memory. Popular Uses: Student identification, electronic passport, vending, parking, tolls, IDs.|
|Combi Cards, containing one smart chip that can be accessed through either contact pads or an embedded antenna. Popular Uses: Mass transit and access control combined with other applications such as network security, vending, meal plans,loyalty, etc.||Hybrid/Twin Cards, containing two or more embedded chip technologies such as a prox chip with its antenna and a contact smart chip with its contact pads. Popular Uses: Accommodates legacy system infrastructure while adding applications that require different e-card technologies.|
|Proximity or Prox Cards, communicate through an antenna similar to contactless smart cards except that they are readonly. Popular Uses: Security, identification, access control.|
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Prox Wristbands are a new contactless technology solution that is ideal for colleges and universities, fitness centers, office buildings, hospitals and more!
Applications of a Card, Convenience of a Wristband!
HID Prox & RFID
HID FlexSmart®/ MIFARE®/ DESFire® 13.56 MHz Smart Credentials HID FlexSmart®/ MIFARE®/ DESFire® 13.56 MHz Smart Credentials uses high security RFID technology and are designed for diverse applications that demand the highest levels of security, including access control and biometric identification, cashless vending, public transportation, ticketing and customer loyalty cards. There are many options available for HID FlexSmart®/ MIFARE®/… Read more »
Why pay more if you don’t have to?
Especially if all specs are equal.
Prox cards do not need to be expensive. At Higgins we work with all our major vendors to secure your card at a competitive price. There is no need to compromise on quality to get the card you need. Our cards provide a secure trusted credential based on industry standards such as FIPS 201, X.509 digital certificates, OPACITY, and PLAID.
Higgins CR80/30 Blank White Cards$40.00 – $120.00
Higgins CR80/30 cards are the standard plastic card size. Measuring 3.375'' x 2.125'', CR80/30 cards are the same size and thickness as a credit card.
Options include PVC and Composite materials, both with or without a magnetic stripe. Sold in boxes of 500, CR80/30 blank white cards are available for immediate shipment.