Confidex, a Tampere, Finland-based supplier of contactless limited use tickets and RFID tags, says it has delivered more than two million of the paper tickets to Konya, Turkey for the city’s mass transit bus and tram system. The ISO-14443-A-compliant tickets were purchased by Teknikkart, an Istanbul-based smart card manufacturer.
Konya’s mass transit system includes 248 buses and 60 trams with more than 2,070 bus trips and 310 tram trips each day. Konya officials estimated that passengers took more than 60 million trips during 2008.
The Confidex paper contactless tickets allow passengers to take two trips using a single ticket and provide the transit system with single ticket ride data via the ticket’s serial numbers. The tickets can be read in 0.3 seconds.
The Confidex paper tickets can be printed and personalized according to the individual customer’s requirements and delivered as either single cut or, as in Konya’s case, on reel or fan folded.