L-1 Identity Solutions has announced the release of its new ExianSmart, a contactless identification card designed to last 15 years.
According to L-1, the ExianSmart lasts five-years longer than the industry standard 10-year smart card lifespan, and is intended for international electronic documents such as driver’s licenses, national and voter identification cards and biometric-based entitlement cards.
L-1 also claims that recent tests show that the the new card offers greater flexibility over standard polycarbonate eID documents. Using industry standard ANSI INCITS 322 testing for determining card durability, L-1 lab tests found that when the two card types were bent repeatedly at a 7% angle, the polycarbonate cards failed 28% faster than ExianSmart.
Additionally, in IAB Flex Tests where the two card types were bent repeatedly at a 25% angle, polycarbonate cards failed 95% faster than ExianSmart, according to L-1.