Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 10373-6-02 (adoption of ISO/IEC 10373-6:2001, first edition, 2001-05-15).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 10373-6:2011 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
ISO/IEC 10373 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 can be ISO/IEC 7810 or one or more of the supplementary standards that define the information storage technologies employed in identification card applications.
NOTE 1 Criteria for acceptability do not form part of ISO/IEC 10373, but will be found in the International Standards mentioned above.
NOTE 2 Test methods defined in this part of ISO/IEC 10373 are intended to be performed separately. A given proximity card or object, or proximity coupling device, is not required to pass through all the tests sequentially.
This part of ISO/IEC 10373 defines test methods which are specific to proximity cards and objects, and proximity coupling devices, defined in ISO/IEC 14443-1:2008, ISO/IEC 14443-2:2010, ISO/IEC 14443-3: and ISO/IEC 14443-4:2008. ISO/IEC 10373-1 defines test methods which are common to one or more integrated circuit card technologies and other parts deal with other technology-specific tests.