NXP announced with ALIOTH, a Russian government and payment cards solutions provider, the launch of a multi-application contactless smart card solution product called SCOne based on NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller with banking, transport ticketing and eGovernment functionality.
The availability of this new SmartMX2-based card follows the announcement that the Moscow Department of Transport has selected MIFARE Plus for the new “TROIKA” smart card project. Additionally, the city of St. Petersburg is also using MIFARE Plus technology for its public transport system.
This secure multi-modal card aims to improve the quality of the travel experience and make public transport more attractive by enabling passengers to use one card for ticketing across multiple transport types, including metro, urban railway, tram and bus services.
ALIOTH will offer SmartMX2 cards using MIFARE Plus emulation for transport and a MasterCard-certified MChip PayPass payment application, while supporting GOST cryptographic algorithms mandated by the Russian government.
Based on NXP’s IntegralSecurity architecture, with more than 100 security features to ensure the integrity of the chip, NXP will also incorporate Intrinsic-ID’s physically unclonable function (PUF) anti-cloning technology into the SmartMX2 family to further enhance security.