Smart cards, also known as chip cards, as it always comes with an embedded microchip. Smart card or chip card have become more and more popular these days with increasing use in transportation, hotels, banks etc. Many companies has also made they way to smart card for security, ID cards and other purpose where a higher security inbuilt is required.
Smart Card looks like a normal PVC card but normally comes in standard credit card thickness or slightly thicker to allow the chip to be built in. The chip encrypts information to increase data security when making transactions at stores, terminals, or automated teller machines (ATMs).
There are different types of chip allowing for different usage and purpose. You need to pick the right chip for your system and purpose.