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France Philips Specimen
Carte a Memoire 1986 “Active card”
Generic test card design
ISO Mag. Philips Reverse

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This is one of the last specimen cards with the 8 contact Philips module. Around this time, the French Ministry have directed a collaboration of technology between Philips, and Honeywell Bull to use the BULL CP8 configuration for the proposed National Bank Smartcard scheme.
From 1985-1986, Philips began using various contact designs, mostly circular, and using the single microprocessor. Both Philips and Bull were the dominant producers of Bank cards after National rollout in 1987 onwards.

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