There is a vast range of key benefits for products unifying an EMVCo based contactless payment application or logical and physical access applications next to existing and widely spread transport schemes and applications in an efficient single chip solution.
Only to name a few, on the one hand public transport operators can increase their amount of travels by offering a comfortable payment option to occasional travelers without a local long term contract.
On the other hand end users will profit from reducing the number of cards in their wallet. Imagine, what if this single card solution could be as smart as to even host your logical and physical access application?
Extending the portfolio of MIFARE technology on SmartMX secure smart card controllers and Java Card with a Common Criteria certified MIFARE DESFire EV1 implementation in early 2011 will further support convenience and efficiency leveraging on the widely established infrastructure.