M.O.S.T. Card C7 Overview
The M.O.S.T. Card® C7 is a highly secure yet affordable microprocessor-based smart card with advanced security features and up to 144k bytes of EEPROM user memory. The M.O.S.T Card C7 is specially designed for high-security identification, multiple on-card applications and large on-card data management systems. Applications include National IDs, Civil IDs, Military IDs, Drivers Licenses, Voter IDs, sophisticated employee badges with Single Sign-On capability, multi-modal biometric credentials with e-signature functionality, and applications that require larger storage such as a health record card (EHR). The M.O.S.T. Card C7 offers an advanced smart card system while benefiting from rapid, easy and affordable smart card development thanks to powerful middleware, SDKs, and innovative personalization software. 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 M.O.S.T. C7 family can be configured for high security identifiers, including biometrics and e-purse functions.
Advanced Security Features — Including SHA-256, HMAC and AES Encryption
The M.O.S.T. Card C7 is powered by CardLogix' proprietary M.O.S.T Card Operating System which supports a variety of security measures, including SHA-1 bi-directional/ mutual authentication, SHA-256, HMAC, AES 128, AES 192, AES 256, 3DES (triple DES), APP and CHV 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.
Up to 144k of EEPROM User Memory
The M.O.S.T. Card C7 family offers up to 144k bytes of user memory. The large EEPROM increases available user memory and card functionality, enabling the creation of advanced security files and multiple applications on one card. The C7 family allows a user to safely store and transmit a large amount of personal and sensitive data, including biometrics — data too vulnerable to manage over a loosely protected network. The M.O.S.T. Card C7 is capable of managing card holders' and card issuers' data on the card so that physical access controls systems, loyalty, e-payment and strong national ID, civil ID and in-the-field military identification systems can benefit from a secure, closed system that does not depend on being connected to a network at all times.
PKI Security Features at Affordable Symmetric Key Card Prices
The M.O.S.T. Card C7 leverages high security features typically found in Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), such as transport keys, AES encryption, and HMAC-SHA 256 for authentication and data integrity. PKI cards are priced, on average, 300% more than symmetric key cards. With the M.O.S.T. Card C7 series, you can get PKI security at the price of a symmetric key card, saving you money without sacrificing reliability and security. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and HMAC-SHA 256 are the strongest encryption/ authentication algorithms to date. With the M.O.S.T. Card C7 series, your data will remain 100% confidential no matter where it is exchanged, and you will be able to reliably identify the source of and ensure the integrity of the message through randomly generated e-signatures. In addition, special transport keys ensure that data is secure across locations and along the card's life cycle.
Injectable AES Keys with Admin Password — Ideal for Physical Access Control Systems
The M.O.S.T. C7 features an administration password with injectable AES keys that provide secure flexibility in applications that require password and system updates. With the M.O.S.T. Toolz™ Card Configuration Utility, the card issuer is able to create an administration password file, protected by a strong CHV password that cannot be accessed or changed once created. With the Admin Password File, an authorized security systems control manager can add injectable AES Keys if the door locks get changed or should any password modifications be needed. This allows the manager the scalability to safely update his or her physical access control system without having to re-issue cards.
Fast, Easy and Secure Smart Card Development
CardLogix has provided a complete line of user-friendly development tools to create both custom and pre-configured smart card applications. Project development for the M.O.S.T. Card C7 is supported by the PCSC API and the M.O.S.T. Toolz™ Card File Creation Utility SDK, including the powerful Winplex® API. The M.O.S.T. Toolz 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, leveraging the M.O.S.T. Card Operating System. With this option, a card issuer's only job is to set up passwords. Smart card development could not get any easier.
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True Software and Hardware Interoperability
The M.O.S.T. Card C7 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.
Seamless Biometric Enrollment with Raven™ Biometric Enrollment Platform
CardLogix is strategically partnered with Corvus Integration, Inc., experts in biometric enrollment and biometric verification technologies, to bring you the simplest way to register personnel's biometric information and load it onto a smart card within minutes. With Corvus' Micro Booking Station, GIERS, PIK biometric enrollment and verification kits, biometric data is easily captured and transferred to The Card Encoding Engine™ for instant smart card encoding. A biometrically enhanced smart card provides the highest security and protection of personnel, data and valuable assets. With the M.O.S.T. Card C7, your organization can benefit from this level of security without having to spend more money than it's worth.
Rapid Smart Card Personalization and Encoding — No Programming Required
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 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, integrators or system designers.
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.
Multiple Applications on One Card
With the M.O.S.T. Card C7, 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 physical access control system (PACS), customer loyalty program, multi-factor identification, e-payment system, single sign-on, and player/ customer 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 C7 can handle it all to meet any of your organization's needs.