As one of the latest additions to our product range these MIFARE Classic® EV1 1K cards offer the added benefit of an antimicrobial overlay that provides peace of mind for your card users by reducing bacterial activity on the cards surface by over 99%.
How have our cards been developed to provide antimicrobial protection?
These cards have been specially designed to stop the replication and growth of bacteria on their surface. They are manufactured to the same high specifications as all our smart cards, with an extra additive introduced to the overlay on the surface of the card. It's this additive that gives the cards surface its antimicrobial properties. The additive, uses silver-based nano-technology that stops bacteria growth in three ways; it ruptures the bacterial cell membrane, immobilises the bacteria by depleting oxygen levels and destroys the reproductive receptor.
Silver, used widely in the medical industry for many years, is naturally antimicrobial and offer an array of benefits when compared with non-silver-based antimicrobials. This includes it's sustainability, superior durability, low MIC (minimum inhibition concentration – the level at which a material is effective against microbes) and bacteria doesn't develop resistance, unlike some of the non-silver antimicrobials.
MIFARE Classic® EV1 1K Technology…
MIFARE Classic, the pioneer in contactless smart cards operating in the 13.56MHz range is the flagship product in the MIFARE family. It began the contactless revolution, paving the way for contactless cards in a wide range of applications including access management, employee ID cards, student ID cards, public transport cards and more.
MIFARE Classic EV1 1K is the latest evolution of this popular contactless technology and succeeds all previous versions of the technology.
These cards offer 1K memory, making them perfect for a range of applications needs. They operate at a frequency of 13.56MHz and include read/write capabilities and ISO/IEC 14443 type A compliance. These MIFARE 1K Classic EV1 cards contain the standard 4 byte UID.
Key Features of MIFARE Classic EV1 Technology
- Fully ISO/IEC 14443 Type A 1-3 compliant
- Read range of up to 10cm
- Sector and block-based user memory (16 byte per block)
- Memory access conditions freely programmable
- 2 x 48-bit keys per sector for key hierarchy
- NXP originality signature to prove MIFARE Classic genuineness
Ideal for a wide range of applications…
Antimicrobial cards are a great addition to any organisation that uses for smart cards, as cards are touched many times a day by users, however, they are particularly useful where multiple users touch the same card. An example of this is hotels, where a room key is programmed used by a guest and then returned to the hotel for use by the next guest. Another example of this would be a library or loyalty card that the user would hand to a clerk who scans the card to add points or let you check out a book.
If you’d like more information on these cards then please fill out our contact form, drop us a line on live chat or call us and one of our specialists will be happy to help you.