Smart Card Alliance members come from all industry sectors, from more than 200 U.S.-based and international organizations, covering the full spectrum of industry suppliers, integrators and end user organizations that support the implementation of smart card based systems. Membership is open to individuals and companies who focus resources and energy on the utilization of smart card technology.
- Most active industry sectors: corporate, financial, government, electronic security, transit, mobile, healthcare, retail
- Most active technology segments: suppliers of chips, cards, readers, POS terminals, application software/middleware, PKI, card personalization, biometrics, and integration services
- Active card issuer groups: government, financial, mass transit, healthcare, corporate enterprise, mobile
- International members by business type: card manufacturing and services, microprocessor chips, contactless chips and cards, readers, testing, and biometrics
The Smart Card Alliance offers five levels of membership, each designed to meet your specific needs. The membership period begins on the first day of the month of your approved membership agreement, and runs for 12 months. Renewal notices are sent approximately 45 days prior to the one year anniversary date. Learn more about the different membership levels.
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Benefits of Membership
We’d like to invite you to join the Smart Card Alliance. Below are the benefits to your organization:
- Visibility – Putting your organization at the forefront of leaders in industry and government through active participation in meetings, conferences, news bulletins, web resources and the organization’s outreach efforts promoting the industry and our members.
- Networking – Establishing valuable contacts to help your organization improve and grow, using meeting facilities and events to maximize business opportunities.
- Innovation – Working with peers to explore new ways of approaching common business goals and preparing the infrastructure and end users in different vertical markets for change. Stimulate and plan changes in multiple levels of the value and service chain to prepare for doing business with smart card technology .
- Training and Professional Development – Accessing comprehensive individual and corporate training and professional development programs about smart card technology and security principles and common applications for smart card technology in payments, identity management, access control, and mobile NFC.
- Lower research or implementation costs – Sharing work with peers from other organizations to reduce the time and cost needed to evaluate new business models, think through and plan complex implementation details, develop best practices and resolve industry issues.
- Standards support – Influencing standards bodies and contributing input as an industry organization into standardization efforts.
- Information, research and learning – Gaining priority access to new policies, technology advances, and legislative changes through meetings, conferences, exhibitions, council participation, white papers, and educational programs.
- Business and industry outreach – Carrying your message promoting the value of smart card technology in to many sectors to expand business opportunities for industry providers, and for end users looking for vendor neutral information.
- Advance knowledge – Gaining market advantage by getting information and acting on it before many “outsiders” know it is happening.
- Growing the pie – Working collectively with other organizations and end users to help to grow the size of the smart card technology industry.
If you prefer to download individual documents that comprise our membership kit, you can access them here.
Download our brochure, which provides a broad overview of the Smart Card Alliance.