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Thales has become one of the dominant forces in the European and Asian transit card markets. Now, it’s turning its eyes towards another large market: North America.
The Smart Card Alliance has set the bar for events tracking the use of advanced ID technology in the government sector. The annual Smart Cards in eGovernment event – to be held in early March in Washington D.C. – is a must-see for both private and public sector ID professionals.
Several prisons are using RFID-enabled wristbands to track inmates movements throughout the facilities. The battery-powered non-removable bands transmit a unique identification signal every two seconds, enabling software to visually display each person’s location.
The city of Oslo relies on a contactless ticketing and fare collection system in its multi-modal transit environment. The system is showing great benefit for both commuters and the transit authorities.