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Imaging standards for smart cards
Author(s): Richard N. Ellson; Lawrence A. Ray
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Paper Abstract

"Smart cards" are plastic cards the size of credit cards which contain integrated circuits for the storage of digital information. The applications of these cards for image storage has been growing as card data capacities have moved from tens of bytes to thousands of bytes. This has prompted the recommendation of standards by the X3B10 committee of ANSI for inclusion in ISO standards for card image storage of a variety of image data types including digitized signatures and color portrait images.

This paper will review imaging requirements of the smart card industry, challenges of image storage for small memory devices, card image communications, and the present status of standards. The paper will conclude with recommendations for the evolution of smart card image standards towards image formats customized to the image content and more optimized for smart card memory constraints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1996
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10283, Standards for Electronics Imaging Technologies, Devices, and Systems: A Critical Review, 102830A (1 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229261
Show Author Affiliations
Richard N. Ellson, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)
Lawrence A. Ray, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10283:
Standards for Electronics Imaging Technologies, Devices, and Systems: A Critical Review
Michael C. Nier, Editor(s)

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