M.O.S.T. Card C5 Series Overview
The M.O.S.T. Card® C5 is a contact microprocessor-based smart card designed for rapid, easy and affordable development of multi-function and high-security applications, such as e-payment, loyalty, key cards, access control cards, single sign on, electronic healthcare management (EHR) and eID cards for civil ID, national ID, military ID and voter identification. The M.O.S.T. card platform allows easy design of a smart card program that grows with your needs, supporting multiple functions, applications, and readers-all while maintaining the highest of security standards. The C5 family features up to 68k bytes of user memory that can be configured for high security identifiers, including biometrics, and e-purse functions.
High Security Architecture—Powered by the M.O.S.T. Card® Operating System
The C5 card contains CardLogix' M.O.S.T Card Operating System which supports a variety of security measures, including SHA-1 bi-directional / mutual authentication, AES, DES, and 3DES, PIN/passwords, and internal random number generation for unique e-signatures and transaction sessions. The OS is built with an error detection code and security self-tests. The EAL certified silicon provides continuous encryption of all data and the virtualization of the data across the non-volatile memory. The M.O.S.T. OS also features built-in anti-tearing mechanisms to support heavy transactional environments.
Simplified Smart Card Development
CardLogix has provided a complete line of user-friendly development tools for programmers to create both custom and pre-configured smart card applications. Project development for the M.O.S.T. Card C5 is supported by the PC/SC API and the M.O.S.T. Toolz™ Card File Creation Utility SDK, including the powerful Winplex® API. The M.O.S.T. Card File Creation Utility features an intuitive user-interface that allows a card issuer the flexibility to design a M.O.S.T. Card file structure and set passwords that fit the needs of any custom smart card program. M.O.S.T. Toolz also provides intelligently constructed, pre-configured idblox™ applications cards that leverage the M.O.S.T. Card Operating System. With the pre-configured idblox option, a card issuer's only job is to setup passwords, and it doesn't require the work of programmers. Smart card development could not get any easier.
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Software and Hardware Interoperability
The M.O.S.T. Card C5 family is future-proofed, working on multiple silicon vendors' devices so that your projects are always supported. The card family is part of the idblox™ ecosystem which has attracted multiple vendors for compatible smart card readers, smart card terminals, smart card applications, and all other smart card infrastructure components.
Smart Card Personalization Made Easy
The M.O.S.T. Card family is supported by the latest innovation in smart card personalization—The Card Encoding Engine™. The Card Encoding Engine is the first of its kind to offer smart card encoding without requiring programming first in order to do so. This revolutionary software engine is the cornerstone of idblox, allowing inline creation of a smart eID card program from design to use without relying on programmers.
Learn more about the idblox™ ecosystem, the only smart card ecosystem with true interoperability that enables the fastest, easiest and most affordable creation of high-security smart card programs for any card application.
Large EEPROM Storage Capacity
The M.O.S.T. Card C5 family offers up to 68k bytes of user memory. Large storage capacity means advanced functionality, multiple on-card applications, and increased security. The C5 family allows a user to securely store and transmit large amounts of personal and sensitive data, including biometric information—data too vulnerable to store over a loosely protected network. The M.O.S.T. Card is capable of holding the information needed to verify identity and authenticate authorized personnel and devices, so that loyalty, e-payment and identification programs can benefit from a closed system that does not depend on being connected to a network at all times.
Security and Functionality That Users Can Afford
The M.O.S.T. Card C5 leverages the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for data encryption, the strongest encryption algorithm to date, so that your data will remain 100% confidential no matter where it is transmitted. AES has typically been found on card operating systems that support public key infrastructure, but now users can get PKI security at the price of a symmetric key card.
Multiple Applications on One Card
With the M.O.S.T. Card C5, your organization can benefit from the economies of scale achieved by using one card for multiple purposes. Why settle for a single-purpose memory card when a company can combine a customer loyalty program, multi-factor identification, e-payment system, physical access control, and player tracking onto one company-branded M.O.S.T. Card for the same price or less as a memory card? Improve your organization's security by arming your employees with the M.O.S.T. Card to handle multi-factor authentication and non-refutable identification. Use the same card to control facility access rights, to institute an employee incentive program, and to protect classified or sensitive data. The application possibilities are endless, and the M.O.S.T. Card can handle it all to meet any of your organization's needs.
Seamless Biometric Enrollment
CardLogix is strategically partnered with Corvus Integration, Inc., experts in biometric enrollment and biometric verification technologies, to bring you the simplest way to register biometric information of personnel and load it onto a smart card within minutes. Biometric data paired with a smart card provides the highest security and protection of personnel, data and valuable assets. With the M.O.S.T. Card C5, your organization can benefit from this level of security without having to spend more money than it's worth.