INCITS 440-2015

INCITS 440-2015

Information technology - Card Durability / Service Life



This American National Standard defines a method to determine a card application class for the intended card use.
Once the service life application is determined, the standard defines test methods and requirements for the card

An identification (ID) card is defined as a card identifying its holder and issuer which may carry data required as
input for the intended use of the card. Identification cards include, but are not limited to: fishing licenses, driver's
licenses, access control cards, credit cards bankcards, student ID cards, government ID cards and military ID

This standard is to be used by card end users, card issuers, card manufacturers, card component suppliers, and
card personalization equipment manufacturers to make predictive comparisons of performance of ID cards. This
standard should be useful for comparing the relative durability of newly issued cards and to predict service life.
Failure to conform to specified criteria noted within this document shall be negotiated between the involved parties.

Additional Info

Author InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (formerly NCITS)
Published by INCITS
Document type Standard
Number of pages 24
Replace INCITS 440-2008
Keyword INCITS 440-2015
ANSI Approved