Identity Cards with ACOS-ID

Introducing ACOS-ID

Each element of an ACOS-ID product – card body, chip, operating system and application – offers a variety of options to tailor it to customers’ needs.

The operating system of the embedded chip is the heart of a smart card. ACOS stands for AUSTRIACARD’s native operating system. It forms a closed system and, hence, offers extra security.

Customers can choose between PVC, polycarbonate or an alternative material for the card body and combine it with a set of security features that emphasize the card design and help to prevent fraud.


ACOS-ID products consist of a card body and an embedded chip with an operating system as well as one or more applications.

The ACOS-ID product line

ACOS-ID is a bundle of applications that can be used for the whole range of ID cards. Moreover, our multi-application support lets customers combine any of the following uses:

  • National identity card
  • Passport
  • European citizen card for IAS, PKI and qualified electronic signature
  • Residence permit card
  • Driving license
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Healthcare card
  • Digital tachograph card

All ACOS-ID products are available as contact-based, contactless and dual interface solutions.

Technological compatibility

ACOS-ID is implemented by using different technologies and platforms. All our applications are provided as native implementations on ACOS and several third-party platforms as well as ROM-masked JAVA™ applets on a state-of-the-art JAVA Card platform.

We provide ACOS-ID on the most advanced chip platforms from various chip suppliers. The chip hardware and our applications are certified to prove that they meet the highest levels of security.

If you are looking for the flexibility to add customized functionality, our Java Card based solutions are second to none. You also save EEPROM memory as all ACOS-ID functionality is available in ROM.

Find more information in our ACOS-ID Datasheet.

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