MIFARE Certification:
Advantages of MIFARE Certification:With an ever increasing number of companies producing components based on MIFARE, certification is vital for successful implementation. Tendering parties can rely on the fact that certified card products from any supplier will work correctly with any certified terminal/reader from another supplier. As a certified manufacturer, you demonstrate your commitment to MIFARE and to quality and reliability so your customers can fully trust you and your products.

The MIFARE Certification Institute:As Certification Institute, the RFID Testlab of AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, former Arsenal Research, offers reliable functional testing and certification of smart card systems based on MIFARE from a technically competent, and above all, independent partner. The experience and results gained will be integrated into further standards development by national and international committees, making the MIFARE Certification Institute a major contributor to the worldwide compatibility of these systems.RFID Testlab, a department of AIT mobility division, is located in Vienna, Austria. For more than a decade, the RFID Testlab has been a recognized specialist in the field of electronic components, units and devices. During this time, the RFID Testlab has gathered considerable expertise and know-how, which makes it a valuable partner for both manufacturers and users, based on accreditation according to EN 45001 as an independent test lab. As an experienced and competent partner, the RFID Testlab can assist from the development phase to manufacture, as well as providing testing and consulting services.

The MIFARE Classic card is fundamentally just a memory storage device, where the memory is divided into segments and blocks with simple security mechanisms for access control. They are ASIC based and have limited computational power. Thanks to their reliability and low cost, these tags are widely used for electronic wallet, access control, corporate ID cards, transportation or stadium ticketing.

There is a vast range of key benefits for products unifying an EMVCo based contactless payment application or logical and physical access applications next to existing and widely spread transport schemes and applications in an efficient single chip solution.

On the one hand public transport operators can increase their amount of travels by offering a comfortable payment option to occasional travelers without a local long term contract.On the other hand end users will profit from reducing the number of cards in their wallet. Imagine, what if this single card solution could be as smart as to even host your logical and physical access application?

Extending the portfolio of MIFARE technology on SmartMX secure smart card controllers and Java Card with a Common Criteria certified MIFARE DESFire EV1 implementation in early 2011 will further support convenience and efficiency leveraging on the widely established infrastructure.