Proximity 125Khz / Mifare 13.54Mhz
Proximity card has microchip embedded within and has only one function,to provide the Proximity card reader with the card’s identification number so that it can be verified. Many Access control systems only read the identification numbers and do not require the available memory that is present in a smart card.
MIFARE Cards can provide identification, authentication, and store information on the card because of the microchip and memory which is embedded within the MF card. These cards are very durable and designed to keep sensitive information safe. It’s also an RFID card because of its frequency of 13.56 KHz. The frequency of a MIFARE card is 13.56 Mhz.A MIFARE card has memory of 1KB / 4KB for storing values and can be programmed with multiple credentials, which adds an extra “handshake” between the card reader and the software. The memory within the MIFARE card can also be programmed for use in various application such as Cash , Pre-paid Membership, Canteen Meal counts , Transportation etc.
HID Proximity / HID iClass
As Proximity card both has got similar functionality apart from the HID Proximity card technology is developed by HID Global Corporation.
As Mifare card both has got similar functionality apart from the HID iClass Smart card technology is developed by HID Global Corporation.