Contact smart cards are the size of a conventional credit or debit card. The contain a single, embedded, integrated circuit chip that contains either just memory or memory plus a microprocessor.
Contact smart cards must be inserted into a card acceptor device. Pins attached to this reader make "contact" with pads on the surface of the card to read and store the information contained in the card's chip.
This card is used to assist with network security, vending, meal plans, campus IDs, e-commerce, health cards, and many more applications.