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aptiQ™ multi-technology credentials are extremely flexible. Particularly useful during a transition from proximity technology to smart technology, these cards can be read by both proximity readers and smart readers. This allows customers to economically migrate to the latest smart technology at their own pace.

aptiQ™ multi-technology credentials contain both 125 kHz proximity and 13.56 MHz contactless smart card capability in one unit, and are available in the newest technologies of today, including both MIFARE® and MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 technology.
MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 is the highest level of smart credential technology available from aptiQ™. This credential technology utilizes extra layers of security protection – mutual authentication, AES 128-bit diversified key encryption, and message authentication coding (MAC), giving the highest security in the industry to each transaction between the contactless smart credential and reader.

aptiQ™ smart cards using MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 operate on a 13.56 MHz frequency and feature the most rapid data transfer (up to 848 kbps baud rate) in the industry – up to 32 times faster than the most common competing credential system. The open architecture design of these smart cards is built to ISO 14443 standards allowing a wide range of card applications such as biometrics, transit, and point of sale applications such as cashless vending and cafeteria services.
MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 utilizes superior data storage – 2K, 4K, and 8K bytes (16k, 32k, and 64k bits) of memory, providing up to four times the storage of other leading competitor technologies.
MIFARE® is a secure and cost effective smart credential technology option available from aptiQ™. aptiQ™ smart cards using MIFARE® technology provide the choice of 2.5k bits, 1K byte (8k bits), or 4K bytes (32k bits) of storage to meet the most demanding data storage requirements.  This enhanced data storage allows for a wide range of card applications such as transit, cafeteria services, equipment check-out, and more.  The open architecture design of MIFARE® technology is built to ISO 14443 standards providing for a faster data transfer speed.
aptiQ™ smart cards using MIFARE® operate on a 13.56 MHz frequency, utilize high security encrypted data which is mutually authenticated in communication between the card and reader, and utilize diversified keys.

125 kHz/13.56 MHz Multi-Technology Credentials

Model Number




Credential Type

ISO-Glossy White

Credential Technology;
ISO Standard

125 kHz Prox/MIFARE; ISO 14443

125 kHz Prox/

Memory Capacity;
Application Sectors

8k bit/1K byte;
16 sectors

32k bit/
4K byte;
40 sectors

2K/4K/8K byte


Lifetime - Credentials have a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects. See sales policy for complete warranty details.

*ISO-Glossy White style credentials are made from composite material, are printable, and can include a magnetic stripe as an option. Add M1 to the model number for a magnetic stripe when ordering.
Please visit The Readers and Credentials Resource Page to access the following items, and more:
Readers and Credentials Brochure
Credentials Data sheets
How to Order Guide
A&E Specs

Downloads may also be found in our Technical Library.