Magnetic stripe - one of the most common and most reliable ways to personalize plastic cards. With its impressive size did not, just something 86 x 12.5 mm, the magnetic coating can accommodate a fairly large amount of information.
Scope of the magnetic card is very broad: it's discount cards (including storage), bonuses, banking, credit, gift, express card, plastic keys or omissions. In favor of a magnetic card saying its democratic price and ease of processing.
On the magnetic strip contains personal information card holder, recorded using a special code. To decrypt the data of magnetic plastic card to use a special reader - reader. This measure increases the level of protection against various types of card fraud. As with any other storage media, memory, magnetic strip has its limitations, and performed for the magnetic fields of varying intensity.
The magnetic strip can be divided into:
- Nizkokoertsitivnye (Low Coercitive or LoCo) is used to record the information current of up to 300 Oe. Magnetic stripe brown.
- Srednekoertsitivnye (Medium Coercitive or MeCo) is used to record the information current of up to 2750 oersted
- Vysokokoertsitivnye (High Coercitive or HiCo) is used to record the information current of up to 4000 Oe. Magnetic stripe black.
The category usually referred more reliable plastic card with a strip of HiCo, because they are stronger than the magnetic carrier is opposed to external magnetic fields (not demagnetized). In this case, the cost of a plastic card with a black magnetic strip is higher than the brown.
Debit cards with a magnetic coating HiCo ideal for frequent use. They have proven themselves as the passes, keys, other maps of regular use. At the same time, if the card will supposedly be used on occasion (such as discount or bonus), or its validity is limited to a small time interval, the coating LoCo perfectly cope with its responsibilities.
The magnetic strip has three tracks for the record, which you can put all the information you need. This is quite enough, since all the memory bandwidth is rarely used, mainly in banking products. For most discount and bonus programs lacking an ode to the track. Write on the magnetic track is strictly Latin letters.