Automatic fare collection:

Automatic fare collection (AFC) using contactless smart cards, also referred to as e-Ticketing, offers a broad range of user benefits. Among the biggest are increased mobility and convenience, because it eliminates the need for cash payments and reduces queuing: stopping to swipe a card is not necessary, you can simply tap it against the reader and go.

Another key asset is flexibility, as multiple applications – including payment – can be incorporated on the same card. Service providers also benefit from being able to offer improved service, not to mention the cost-saving potential of these systems.

Massive MIFARE market:
NXP’s MIFARE products are used for contactless and dual interface smart cards. More than 1 billion smart card ICs and 7.5 million reader ICs have been distributed globally. MIFARE is future-proof, supports fast transaction speeds and high security, and makesup some 70% of transport e-ticketing networks world-wide.

Due to their popularity and multi-application capability, MIFARE-based smart cards can also be found in many areas outside transport. They are becoming increasingly popular for event ticketing and access control applications. Additionally, MIFARE is fully compatible with NFC-enabled systems.

Customers can choose from several solutions within the MIFARE product family, depending on which features they require for their specific application.

Application area  Recommended products
e-Ticketing  
Public transport MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE 4 KB, MIFARE DESFire,
  MIFARE Ultralight, SmartMX
Road toll MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE 4 KB, MIFARE DESFire
Event ticketing  MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE mini
Payment  
Loyalty schemes  MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE 4 KB, MIFARE DESFire,
  SmartMX, MIFARE mini
e-Purse  MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE 4 KB, MIFARE DESFire,
  SmartMX
Secure ID  
Access control  MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE mini
Employee badges  MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE mini
Identity cards  MIFARE 1 KB, MIFARE 4 KB, MIFARE DESFire,
  SmartMX, MIFARE mini