ASK to deliver next 3.5 Million contactless Oyster cards 19. July 2013

ASK, a global leader in contactless technology for mass transit, has been selected by Transport for London (TFL) organization to issue the first 3.5 million cards of the 4-year contract they have signed.

ASK offers an unrivalled experience in contactless media for large public transportation networks and has already issued over 18 million cards for London mass transit users.

“This new order strengthens our long time relationship with London and it rewards ASK global customer performance”, says Patrick Sure, Transport Business Unit Director at ASK.

Based on its unique innovative technology, ASK contactless cards are manufactured in its headquarters facilities in the Sophia Antipolis technology park, in the South of France. London is one of the 25 capital cities ASK serves with its comprehensive range of contactless products.

ASK was also the supplier of Oyster cards limited editions for Prince William wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the London Olympics.

Launched in 2003, London is the largest contactless transportation scheme in Europe and the Oyster card enables approximately 10 million transactions each day. Based on NXP MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 chips, the cards allow visitors and residents to travel on London buses, trams, Tube, DLR, London Overground, National Rail, the Emirates Air Line and some Riverboat services in a multimodal and seamless experience.

About ASK         

ASK, with over 350 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, readers, inlays for electronic passports or contactless smart cards and eDocuments. ASK is a France-headquartered company with worldwide customers in the mass transit, access control and identity sectors. ASK manufacturing sites and subsidiaries are based in France, China, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and the US.



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