Order a job file
To format project cards, you need a job file containing the project-specific data to program onto the card. Please order your ready-to-use job file from us.
Below, you'll learn which card types and features we support and which information to provide with your order.
The service fee is €500 per file. For MIFARE DESFire cards purchased from us, this fee is waived if you order a BALTECH standard card structure.
Supported card types
|Card type||Supported features|
Information to provide
To create your job file, we need the following information about your project as well as the security features you want to have implemented.
|Information to provide||Description|
|Card type||MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Classic, or HITAG
If you don't know it, you can identify the card type with BALTECH ID-engine Explorer.
|Current encryption keys -
only needed for MIFARE cards and if different from factory keys
Please ask your project owner/card issuer for the keys. If they give you multiple keys, you can find out which ones you need by analyzing the card structure.
|PCN range||Range of programmed card numbers (a href="../glossary.html#pcn-programmed-card-number">PCNs) that can be assigned, e.g. 1-999|
Please provide the following:
BALTECH standard card structure
If you have MIFARE DESFire cards and no requirements regarding the card structure, we recommend you order a BALTECH standard card structure (learn more).
You can still determine individual aspects yourself if needed, e.g. the AID. Just let us know when placing the order.
When Card Formatter Tool is operated in a non-secured environment (i.e. by various users), there are several options to increase security and prevent misuse.
|Job file encryption||If enabled, the job file will be encrypted with a password. This prevents encryption keys from being viewed and the job file from being manipulated.|
Please always select 1 of the following options, depending on how much you want
to restrict the user when assigning PCNs.
If you choose Fully restricted or Prevent multiple assignment, you also need to do the following: