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    What do you mean by three technologies on one card?

    There is confusing terminology used in the market to refer to cards that can support a combination of technologies. Cards are described as multiple technology when multiple, independent technologies share a common plastic card and do not communicate or interact with each other (e.g., magnetic stripe and contactless or contact chip). Cards are described as having a “dual-interface” when the card has a single integrated circuit (IC) that can communicate with a smart card reader/terminal via either contact or contactless.