INCITS 410:2015

INCITS 410:2015

Information technology - Identification cards - Limited Use (LU), Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC)



1. Scope and Purpose
1.1 Scope
This standard provides a physical specification with similar electronic characteristics to Proximity Integrated
Circuit Cards (PICCs), such as those specified within ISO/IEC 14443-2 and 3. The physical card thickness (finished
card body) formats, are defined within this specification and may also have references to both ISO/IEC 7810:2012
(ID1-Identification cards), INCITS 440 (Card Life Cycle), and ISO/IEC 15457 for thin flexible cards and other
thickness dimensions as called out in this standard. Construction attributes, pertaining to the materials,
functionality, and environmental requirements and the targeted use of these cards are also specified. This type of
PICC is to be classified as a Limited Use ? Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (LU-PICC).

1.2 Purpose

This Standard provides for LU-PICCs that are designed to satisfy the need for a minimal cost contactless smart
card or an electronic paper ticket as a form of electronic media. These LU-PICCs have limited features and defined
life cycle expectations, while providing core electronic interface technology compatible with the established and
latest published ISO/IEC 14443-1, -2, and -3 parts of the standard where PICCs are designed to accommodate
other application requirements. (Optionally), ISO/IEC 14443-4 may be implemented if no other specifications
within this document are compromised. Further, this LU-PICC specification is not intended for applications where
card life-cycle requirements are significant (The intended application of the Limited Use PICC is for use of a
duration no greater than six (6) months or where extensive and high-security applications are not required or
intended. The life cycle may be extended, where a twelve (12)-month period of usage is required if the card is
constructed of a thin plastic or composite material allowing for this greater life expectancy.) This class of PICC
may be applied to any application that requires a low-cost RFID ISO/IEC 14443 compliant technology. Example
applications include: private and public transit systems requiring electronic ticketing, building security access
systems, retail, as well as many other applications that are not provided for through the international standards
forum. The LU-PICC also provides for a companion card to the standard PICC where full-featured-long-term cards
are required. Alternatively, a cost-effective short-term card may provide for a more cost-effective product
offering for both the users and system providers who require only a limited amount of usage. Both cards operate
on the same proximity coupled reader (PCD), providing for a signal technology acceptance system.

Additional Info

Author InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (formerly NCITS)
Published by INCITS
Document type Standard
Number of pages 36
Replace INCITS 410:2006
Keyword INCITS 410:2015