New line of Smart Paper Tickets by ASSA ABLOY ITG makes travel easy and smart

Walluf, May 21, 2007 – ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG), one of the leading providers of products and services in the RFID market, launches a new line of smart paper tickets. The tickets are suitable for use in Public Transport networks, loyalty and leisure passes or as tickets at events. The tickets are based on NXP’s mifare® Ultralight technology and will be available in three different versions and with various antenna designs for different usage scenarios. Contactless ticketing provides valuable statistical data to public transport operators  and subsequently helps to reduce fraud and optimize the efficiency of the network.
The new ticket line comes in three product families: “Smart Ride” is a cost-efficient ticket for single use, “Smart Trip” a high quality ticket for limited use and “Smart Journey” a premium product for multiple use. They are suitable for single trip ticketing, multiple ride ticketing, journeys and monthly passes and event ticketing (stadiums, exhibitions, leisure parks, etc.) The tickets are available with coil wound and etched antenna designs.

ITG’s Smart Paper Tickets are easy to use in existing contactless infrastructures without having to update the equipment. Contactless ticketing reduces installation and maintenance costs, protects from fraud and delivers valuable data for optimizing processes and services. 

Using the mifare command set, the tickets are ISO standard compliant and work at a transmission rate of 106kbit/sec. The reading distance is up to 10 centimetres. 

The new product family will be available on June 1st, 2007.

“Our large volume capacities enable us at ITG to deliver this new smart ticket line for Public Transport. By offering three different versions of smart paper tickets, we ensure the best and most cost effective solution for our customers' requirements”, says Denis Scheller, Product Manager at ITG.
About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG)
ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions. ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard and Novacard do Brasil.

ITG has over 900 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group.