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For riders of London’s public transportation system using the more than 2.1 million cards issued to date, the contactless fare payment card named Oyster makes the daily commute or the weekend journey easier, quicker, and more convenient.
The Port Authority of NY and NJ (PATH) has been pioneering a standard for contactless fare collection. In October, officials conducted interoperability tests that successfully demonstrated the ability of various ISO 14443 compliant cards and readers to function running the evolving standard.
The ability to add application data and unique ID numbers to contactless cards at issuance is key in many access control applications. HID’s CP400 programmer is enabling the University of Nebraska to do just that using iCLASS cards in the campuswide implementation.
The Inside ID Conference and Expo, founded by industry pioneer Ben Miller and now owned by Jupitermedia Corp., will explore credentialing and ID management issues on Nov. 15-17 in Washington D.C.