The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority installing NXP Semiconductors’ new more secure MIFARE Plus contactless technology for its automatic fare collection infrastructure. LA Metro annually attracts about 480 million boardings in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
“Security is a key element of our system, and NXP’s MIFARE Plus has proven to meet all our demands related to security features and superior scalability,” said Jane Matsumoto, deputy executive officer, LA Metro.
MIFARE Plus is the latest addition to NXP’s MIFARE family of contactless technologies used in transport networks and access management worldwide. It includes 128-bit advanced encryption standard cryptology and an easy migration path from existing MIFARE Classic infrastructures. It also supports the pre-issuance of new cards; co-existence of current and new cards; and software-based infrastructure upgrades. After upgrading, service operators can switch MIFARE Plus-powered cards in the field to a higher security level without the need to revoke or re-issue the cards.