Why E-Paper Technology is Better for Financial Security
Did you know that the most common material used in smart cards today is actually not plastic, but e-paper? Now you do. And we’re here to show you how e-paper contributes to financial security and detail how it’s being used in new applications for ID cards and other forms of identification.
Using Smart Displays for Credit Card Security
Our e-Paper smart displays allow you to protect your credit card information and prevent fraud by blocking anyone trying to steal your details. These displays can change digit numbers with the press of a button and have been approved as more secure than standard chip cards.
Plastic Logic has already created flexible plastic displays for multiple fields like advertising, medical, retail, and financial purposes. The company’s expertise in this field led it to create flexible plastic e-paper displays that would be suitable for smart cards.
Designers can easily embed a display into a smart card that not only shows information dynamically and in high resolution but also provides the resilience to withstand day-to-day customer behavior. The result is a thin, flexible display that can be embedded into a credit card or other smart card form factor.
Why Are E-Paper Credit Cards Better for Security?
Credit cards are one of the most common targets for identity thieves and hackers. A flexible e-paper credit card could be one way to prevent theft from happening in the first place.
Instead of static embossing, the numbers on the front would be displayed on an e-Paper screen, so they could change every time you used them, making them useless to anyone who stole them.
The new technology could also be used to display multiple numbers for different bank accounts and access codes for different transactions. Users would be able to store multiple numbers on the card at once, making it easy to switch between accounts. This easy up your business accounting, by simply linking your projects to different accounts.
The design on an e-paper credit card could also display a barcode or QR code that’s only valid for a short period of time. That way, if someone does manage to use your card without your knowledge, the code will expire before they have a chance to use it again.
E-Paper technology is gaining popularity for its user experience, financial security, and eco-friendliness. The future of the money industry will likely be brighter with e-paper technology.