Standard: ISO/IEC 7811-1


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This part of ISO/IEC 7811 is one of a series of International standards describing the parameters for identification cards as defined in the definitions clause and the use of such cards for international interchange.

This part of ISO/IEC 7811 specifies requirements for embossed characters on identification cards. The embossed characters are intended for transfer of data either by use of imprinters or by visual or machine reading. It takes into consideration both human and machine aspects and states minimum requirements.

It is the purpose of this International standards to provide criteria to which cards shall perform. No consideration is given within these International Standards to the amount of use, if any, experienced by the card prior to test. Failure to conform to specified criteria should be negotiated between the involved parties.

ISO/IEC 10373-1 specifies the test procedures used to check cards against the parameters specified in this part of ISO/IEC 7811.

NOTE 1 Numeric values in the SI and/or Imperial measurement system in this part of ISO/IEC 7811 might have been rounded off and therefore are consistent with, but not exactly equal to, each other. Either system can be used, but the two is not intended to be intermixed or reconverted. The original design was made using the Imperial measurement system.

Note 2 TIM (Tactile Identifier Mark) defined by ISO/IEC 7811-9 can be located in the name and address area of this part of ISO/IEC 7811. The layout of embossed characters in this area is not intended to interfere with TIM.

Organization: International Organization for Standardization
Document Number: iso/iec 7811-1
Publish Date: 2014-09-01
Page Count: 28
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
ISO/IEC 7811-1 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2002-09-15 Revision: 3RD Status: INAC
ISO/IEC 7811-1 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 1995-01-01 Revision: 2ND Status: INAC
ISO/IEC 7811-1 Change Type: Revision: 1ST Status: INAC