Arcontia Technology AB, a Swedish producer of contactless smart card readers and terminals, has won a contract for devices to be used by Norwegian public transport authority Ruter AS.
Beginning in August 2012, ARC3300T5 smart card terminals from Arcontia will be used for reloading Mifare DESFire travel cards via the new online national order database, securing rapid and reliable order retrieval directly from the database to the card.
The terminals will be placed throughout the city of Oslo and Akershus County to encourage use of smart cards in public transport, and improving the customer experience by making traveling more convenient. Travelers can also top up their e-purse balance and add a travel product to their travel card via a web shop.
The ARC3300T5 terminal is a fully integrated ISO/IEC 14443 A/B contactless smart card reader that offers fast and convenient ticket validation and smart card reload. It supports a wide range of contactless standards within ticketing, including the entire MIFARE family.