Magnetic Stripe Card is made from high-strength high-temperature-resistant plastic or paper-coated plastic, damp-proof, wear-proof, flexible, portable, stable and reliable. In general, one side of the magnetic card is printed information tips, e.g.: direction of inserting the card; another side of the magnetic card has magnetic layer or magnetic stripe, with 2-3 magnetic tracks recording relevant information data.
Application: The magnetic stripe has three magnetic tracks. The former two magnetic tracks are read-only magnetic tracks, and the third magnetic track is read-write magnetic track, e.g.: recording book balance, etc. The magnetic card is relatively simple and easy in reading and writing information, easy in use and low in cost, so it has got developed early, and has been applied to many fields, e.g.: telephone prepaid card, rate card, appointment card, entrance ticket, deposit card, credit card, etc.
Features of Magnetic Stripe Card
Features of Magnetic Stripe: Data are readable and writable, that is, the capacity of changing data on the site; data storage can meet demands; easy in use and low in cost. These advantages broaden the magnetic card’s application fields, e.g.: credit card, bank ATM card, membership card, cash card (such as telephone magnetic card), air ticket, bus ticket, vending card, etc. The limiting factor of the magnetic card technology is that time of the data storage is restricted by the durability of the magnetic particle polarity. Additionally, data security of the magnetic card is relatively low, e.g.: careless contact of magnetic material results in loss or disorder of the magnetic card’s data; to enhance security performance of the data storage, the magnetic card must use related technologies, which increase the cost. With the development of new technology, the magnetic card with relatively-poor security performance is gradually replaced. Under the existing conditions, due to a large number of existing magnetic card equipment, maturity of the magnetic card and low cost, the magnetic card technology is still applied to many fields in a short term.