Thursday, July 29, 2010

PATH taps eAccess for Smart Cards

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San Diego-based eAccess LLC, part of Cubic Corp., said Thursday it will deliver 1 million smart cards to the Port Authority of NewYork & New Jersey’s PATH rail system under a new three-year-contract.

The company will deliver a substantial quantity of Limited Use Contactless Smart Cards later this summer. The cards will be packaged with a secure RFID shield for convenient storage and retail handling, and will be sold through retail kiosks at various PATH stations. 

“The eAccess Limited Use smart card allows transit riders who have been using paper magnetic tickets to switch to cutting-edge contactless technology,” said Paul Orloff, director of marketing for eAccess for the Eastern region. “This will ensure a consistent and efficient experience for transit patrons by reducing the time they spend at fare gates. Our cardsuse the most advanced, proven technology available, and complement the successful SmartLink(SM) contactless full-featured smart card already used by many transit riders in the New York/New Jersey area.”

The new cards meet the ANSI 410 standard adopted by the American National Standards Institute, as well as ISO/IEC 14443 compliance.