Paragon ID: COVID-19 pushes contactless usage on public transport

The covid-19 pandemic has imposed new measures, new rules and a whole new organization in our personal and professional lives. Trends that had been identified for the next 2 to 5 years have suddenly accelerated and become an unexpected reality for which we haven’t been fully prepared. With the majority of the world’s population staying…

New low-cost automatic in-station ITSO smart card dispenser from Paragon ID

Paragon ID UK has announced the launch of its low-cost automatic in-station ITSO smartcard dispenser at this year’s Transport Ticketing Global in London. The automatic smartcard kiosk dispenses ITSO standard smartcards registered to the customer, which can easily be linked to an online account within seconds. This eliminates the need for customers to wait for a new…

Smart mobility: Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa selects CIPURSE™ for transit ticketing

The city of Vinnitsa, Ukraine, is implementing a new, state-of-the art system for automated fare collection based on the CIPURSE™ open security standard. Infineon Technologies AG has been selected as sole supplier of the security chips to be embedded into 200,000 transportation cards for the city’s trams and busses. The cards will be issued from…

Considering Account-Based Ticketing? Here’s 5 things you should know…

Myung-Hwa Calais, Director of Transport Unit at FIME.  Account-based ticketing, or ABT, is high on the transport industry’s agenda. It offers travelers choice and flexibility in the fare media they use – whether that be a smartphone, wearable, smartcard, a bank card… or a combination. Plus, with data hosted remotely, operators can realize several operational…