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Contactless Smartchip

The Contactless SmartChip

The contactless smartchip is embedded into the CatCard.  It is a multi-application chip that has the capability to store a prepaid value directly on the card. The contactless chip is used mainly for high security building access.  Using contactless technology will also reduce the number of cards that must be replaced due to swipe damage. Personal data is encoded on your CatCard, and is used for necessary University of Arizona internal purposes only. Information will not be provided to outside entities without the cardholder's prior consent.

Contactless Card Examples

BCA card
This "hybrid" contactless card closely resembles the UA "EV1" technology.
BCA card illustration
The contactless chip and antenna are
embedded between two pieces of plastic.