Trüb’s advanced interface technology portfolio provides full coverage for all demands of the identity document market with:
Contact based card interface
This is the most common type of smartcard including the chip in module as a contact pad, which is embedded and encapsulated into the card surface. Electrical contacts located on the outside of the card connect to a card reader when the card is inserted and data is transferred. This card interface is compliant with ISO/IEC 7816-3 I/O management with T=0/1 protocol support.
Contactless card interface
This card type has no contact pad and is using radio waves to communicate with card readers based on the electromagnetic induction of the antennas, one in the reader and one in the card body. The contactless card interface complies with the ISO/IEC 14443 standard.
Offers both, contact and contactless connections to a single chip combining multiple applications. As an example, the travel functionality according to the ICAO standard communicates over the contactless interface, whereas an e-Government application uses the contact interface.
Includes two chip modules. One is connected to the contact interface and the other one communicates via the contacless interface. In fact there are two smartcards integrated into a single card body, each with a separate communication interface. Using the hybrid card gives the option to activate each interface separately and thus the application functionality can easily be customized.