Smart Card

July 26, 2012

See also: Contact Smart Cards, Contactless Smart Cards, Combination Smart Card
CIMM DEFINITION: Usually about the size of a credit card, a smart card has embedded computer chips or a micro processor that enables Set-Top Box data providers to deliver certain channels and levels of service as well as to track viewing, usage and tuning.

2: Identical in size and feel to credit cards, smart cards store information on an integrated microprocessor chip located within the body of the card. These chips hold a variety of information, from stored (monetary) value used for retail and vending machines, to secure information and applications for higher-end operations such as medical/healthcare records. The different types of cards being used today are contact, contactless and combination cards.