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Fare Payments Have Never Been Easier

Tomorrow’s travel experience has just arrived. Leveraging NXP’s already popular MIFARE ICs, the MIFARE 2GO cloud service digitizes traditional transit passes so they can be seamlessly managed and used on NFC-enabled devices. Prepare for a new era in Smart City services.

MIFARE 2GO delivers a world of richer user experiences beyond what traditional fare payment systems have provided until today – before, during, and after the journey – independent of location and time.

Public transportation has just gone mobile and can now offer the same convenience as alternative and increasingly popular travel options, like ride sharing provide.

The MIFARE 2GO Cloud Service

The ease of mobile fare payments can also extend beyond transit applications. With NXP’s MIFARE 2GO, digital credentials can also be used with smart card access control systems, loyalty rewards, and more.

MIFARE 2GO is a cloud service that manages digitized MIFARE product-based credentials. It connects services with devices – and helps operators issue their services instantly on any NFC-enabled mobile device.

For the benefit of maximum security and minimal integration effort, NXP advocates the usage of a tamper-resistant, EAL 5+ certified Secure Element (SE) as the most effective choice of implementation for MIFARE 2GO.

MIFARE 2GO Key Features

  • End-to-end cloud solution
  • Secure platform for digital credential issuance and risk management
  • Supports MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE Plus in security layer 3
  • Works with existing MIFARE product-based infrastructure
  • Supporting NFC-enabled devices
  • Helping operators to execute on “Bring Your Own Device” strategy

Benefits for Public Transport Operators

Using MIFARE 2GO, transit agencies benefit from significantly reduced cash handling, decreased card lifecycle management and infrastructure costs, while offering time savings for passengers. Optimized to work with existing MIFARE product-based infrastructures, and designed to support all mobile and wearable platforms globally, MIFARE 2GO is an extension of NXP’s MIFARE portfolio and offers a unique combination of security and scalability.

For more information, please contact SmartCard America.

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