INSIDE Contactless has begun shipping its ISO 14443B and 15693 compliant Picopass for Singapore’s train network. The Picopass also comes with read and write functions, a secure credit and debit counter, and enough memory to store multi-applications and ID photos, data records and biometric templates.
Picopass good for single-trip use in Singapore’s train network
Aix-en-Provence, France–INSIDE Contactless is proud to announce that it has commenced volume deliveries of its Picopass™ cards for single-trip use in Singapore’s train network, operated by SMRT Corporation Ltd and SBS Transit Ltd, the two companies that provide multi-modal public transport services in trains, buses and taxis in Singapore.
INSIDE Contactless has worked closely with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) over the past two years to introduce a cost effective solution for the Singapore transport system including the introduction of M210-2G multi-standard proximity coupler for use in the new MRT Circle Line as well as many new non-transit applications in access control, campus and payment-related projects. Like the M210-2G coupler, the Picopass™ cards have also been adapted for use in the current transport infrastructure, providing a cost effective alternative supply of cards to SMRT and SBS Transit.
PicoPass™ is compliant with both ISO 14443B and 15693 standards, enabling the chip to operate at higher communication speed at proximity distance and extended communication range where required. The Picopass™ also comes with read & write functions, a secure credit and debit counter, and memory sizes that can be used to store multi-applications and large amounts of data such as high quality ID photos, data records and biometric templates.
Silvester Prakasam, Manager of Fare System, LTA says, “INSIDE Contactless has demonstrated their expertise in chip and coupler design to meet our expectations in terms of cost, system interoperability as well as product performance.”
“LTA is the first in the world to adopt both Type B and Felica™ cards in the Transport System, paving the way for Type B standards to be used in Singapore for a portfolio of applications and services” says Dennis Khoo, INSIDE’s Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific Region. “The deployment of Picopass™ cards for Singapore Transport will reinforce Inside’s engagement in similar Transport activities within the region”.
About INSIDE Contactless
INSIDE Contactless is a pioneering semiconductor company dedicated to contactless technology. The company is a leading supplier of chips, packaging, and readers, offering a range of technology solutions for targeting high-potential markets such as Mass Transit, Access Control, Payment, Identity, and Electronic Tagging. INSIDE Contactless acts as a one-stop shop for its customers by providing a complete contactless technology platform. With its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France, and offices in Shanghai (China), Singapore and Wilmington (Delaware, USA) INSIDE Contactless works with a world-wide customer base such as system integrators, VARs and application developers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.insidecontactless.com.