ASK supplies Royal Wedding limited-edition Oyster card 28. April 2011

Transport for London, the integrated body responsible for London’s transport system, has decided to commemorate the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29 with a limited edition Oyster contactless smart card.

ASK is a major supplier of Oyster cards, including this limited edition card. Based on high secure NXP MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 chips, these transport cards will allow visitors and residents to travel on London’s buses, trams, Tube, DLR, London Overground, National Rail and some Riverboat services during this high visible public event. The “wedding” limited edition will for sure become a collector card and be kept as a souvenir by visitors that will attend the ceremony.

“We are proud to be involved in this limited edition card’s production, says Mr. Christophe Peix, Sales Director at ASK. London is one of the 25 capital cities of the world using ASK contactless smart cards. Our sustainable technology based on silver ink printed antenna, has proven high reliable for over 190 million contactless cards and tickets already delivered worldwide.

Launched in 2003, the Oyster contactless card enables approximately 57 million transactions a week and 10 million transactions each day. It is the largest transport network based on contactless smart cards in Europe.

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About ASK

ASK, with over 190 million contactless products in circulation in more than 50 countries, is a worldwide leading provider of a full range of contactless products including smart cards, smart tickets, smart adhesive labels, readers, inlays for electronic passports or contactless smart cards and eDocuments. ASK is ISO9001 certified and holds a portfolio of 56 patents to date. ASK is a France-headquartered company with worldwide customers, and subsidiaries in China, India, Mexico, Brazil and the US.


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