What is the DESFire Card?

DESFire® card or Credentials with MIFARE® DESFire EV1 or MIFARE® DESFire EV2 chip inside.

DESFire® card is ideal for combing and supporting multiple applications on one card. DESFire® card benefits from a Unique 7 byte UID and on-chip backup management system. It is also ISO/IEC 14443 A 1-4 compliant.

DESFire card is the newest - and most secure - of the MIFARE standards and includes a cryptographic module on the card that adds an additional layer of triple-DES and AES encryption to the card/reader transaction which reduces the risk of cloning or creating of cards.

MIFARE is a contactless card technology that was introduced in 1994. It was primarily used for transport passes, but its technological capabilities quickly made it one of the most popular smart cards for storing data and providing access control.

All MIFARE cards comply with the ISO14443A industry-standard requirement and, like other contactless cards, use an internal antenna and chip that reacts once a card is within the magnetic field of a reader. All MIFARE® cards operate at a 13.56MHz frequency and are made by NXP Semiconductors – part of Phillips Electronics.

DESFire® card with High Security - Mutual authentication, AES 128, DES and triple-DES data encryption and unique 56-bit serial number

DESFire® card with reading/Write Functionality - Perfect for multi-functional memory applications.

DESFire® card use for ACCESS Solution - Add smart card applications to proximity technology access control systems.

DESFire® card with True Credit Card Thickness - Use with all direct image and thermal transfer printers.

DESFire® card is 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. Available in PVC and Composite PET/PVC card construction, our DESFire card is exceptionally durable and can accept an embeddable contact chip for logical access and biometric ID systems.

DESFire card has 8 Kbytes of dynamic memory arranged in easy-to-define application folders and data files. DESFire® card data can be encrypted with the highly secure Advanced Encryption Standard (AES 128) algorithm assuring that data in the card is secure before, during, and after the transaction, as well as between folders and files within the credential itself.

Key Features of DESFire card

The feature of the MIFARE® card is that it allows for multiple application uses that other cards do not. Benefits include:

Multiple application uses

Proven, Reliable Technology - DESFire card is based on open global standards for security and is interoperable with existing MIFARE infrastructures.

Fast Processing and Data Communication - Transaction times are less than 100 milliseconds for a typical secure ticketing transaction.

Standards Compliant - MIFARE DESFire EV1 is fully compliant with ISO 14443A 1-4, and has been awarded CC EAL 4+ for card security.

The security and performance count most, DESFire cards can be produced with visual security and anti-counterfeiting features such as holograms, ultra-violet fluorescent inks, micro-printing, or a custom logo to quickly and easily identify genuine cards.

Enhanced security encryption that is difficult to clone

The technology isn’t limited to cards and is available in key fobs and smartphone application forms too.

A unique serial number is supplied for each individual MIFARE® product

Printing DESFire card and Customization

We offer DESFire cards with 2 sided colorful printing and customized features such as UID serial number encoding, magnetic stripes, bar code,s, and QR codes. Be sure to check out how our cardholders and lanyards add functionality to the cards and to give your final product a completed look.

  • CMYK 2-sided Printing
  • Hole Punching
  • Magnetic Stripe (LICO/HICO)
  • Metallic Finishes
  • White or Black PVC
  • Bar Code
  • QR Code
  • Scratch Off
  • Signature Panel
  • UV Coating & Spot UV
  • UV/Flat Serial Number
  • Gold Stamping
  • Embossing
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