This International Standard defines test methods for characteristics of identification cards according to the definition given in ISO/IEC 7810. Each test method is cross-referenced to one or more base standards, which may be ISO/IEC 7810 or one or more of the supplementary standards that define the information storage technologies employed in identification cards applications.
NOTE 1 Criteria for acceptability do not form part of this International Standard but will be found in the International Standards mentioned above.
NOTE 2 Test methods described in this International Standard are intended to be performed separately. A given card is not required to pass through all the tests sequentially. This part of ISO/IEC 10373 deals with test methods which are specific to contactless integrated circuit(s) card technology (Proximity cards). ISO/IEC 10373-1, General characteristics, deals with test methods which are common to one or more ICC technologies and other parts deal with other technology-specific tests. Unless otherwise specified, the tests in this part of ISO/IEC 10373 shall be applied exclusively to Proximity cards defined in ISO/IEC 14443-1 and ISO/IEC 14443-2.