SMARTRAC Launches new MIFARE based Inlays and PRELAM® Products for Automated Fare Collection 7. June 2013
By TMoehler

Amsterdam, November 7, 2012 – SMARTRAC N.V., the developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, announced that it launches new RFID inlay and PRELAM® products for automated fare collection based on a new smart paper ticketing chip from NXP.

The SMARTRAC PET inlays and PRELAM® products for limited use tickets, public transport cards, access control tickets, and access control cards feature the new MIFARE™ Ultralight EV1 chip, the next generation of MIFARE™ Ultralight chips from NXP.

The new chip generation offers three independent value counters which can be used for limited stored values, trip counting, etc., stored in a separate memory and no resetting of counters possible. The new MIFARE™ Ultralight EV1 additionally offers an originality check feature to protect customer investments by identifying original products from unauthorized copies.

Due to its full backwards-compatibility, products based on the new MIFARE™ Ultralight EV1 seamlessly integrate into existing infrastructures.

“The new MIFARE Ultralight EV1 covers the needs of public transport operators for more flexibility regarding local tariff schemes and brings more convenience to passengers. NXP´s market position in the identification market is based on a close cooperation with key customers and enables the AFC eco-system to match today’s and tomorrow’s market and system requirements from growing Smart Cities,” said Martin Gruber, senior segment director AFC, NXP Semiconductors.

Drawing upon its longstanding internal post fabrication wafer processing capabilities and chip-antenna-interconnection technologies, SMARTRAC is able to offer a broad range of inlay and PRELAM® products based on the new chip generation to the automated fare collection market supporting higher reliability and security.