(In topic `Security`) A smartcard is a card, not much bigger than a credit card, that contains a computer chip that can store or process information. Smartcards are being increasingly used by companies in conjunction with the firewall and PKI to enable users, including remote salesmen and teleworkers, identify themselves securely and electronically
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A plastic card (the size of a credit card), which is inserted into the set-top box and whose functions are to verify the user's entitlement to access a given TV channel or other service and monitor use. Smartcards are normally used for determining pay-TV access, but may also be required by some free-to-air channels.
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