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The credit card as a mass storage medium

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3 Author(s)
Smith, D.F. ; Centre for Res. in Inf. Storage Technol., Plymouth Univ., UK ; Donnelly, T. ; Mapps, D.J.

Current credit cards store about 140 bytes of information on a magnetic stripe over three tracks. A system has been devised to store and retrieve more than 2 kbytes on a card while maintaining compatibility with current cards. To achieve this a combination of a multi-track read head and new soft decision techniques have been used

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Document Image Processing and Multimedia Environments, IEE Colloquium on

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2 Nov 1995