Moscow Selects NXP's MIFARE Plus for Urban Transportation Ticketing System

Moscow Selects NXP's MIFARE Plus for Urban Transportation Ticketing System 
Russian Capital Integrates Metro, Urban Railway, Tram and Bus
Ticketing on One MIFARE-Based Solution, With Suburban Trains,
Parking, Road Tolling and Other City Services to Follow 
04/03/13 --  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced
that the Moscow Department of Transport has selected MIFARE Plus(R)
for the new "TROIKA" smart card project in order to provide a smooth
system migration to higher security. The new multi-modal card aims to
improve the quality of passenger service and make public transport
more attractive to use. The Moscow transport network serves an urban
area with a population of over 20 million people, and enables over
350 million trips per month. 
The new smart card will help passengers to have better, more
convenient trips by decreasing one of the biggest problems during
Moscow's rush hour: waiting times at cash desks. Travelers can store
any type of ticket on the card without fear of expiry, while frequent
travelers can benefit from lower costs when using multiple modes of
transport. The contactless card functions with a flexible tariff
system, and allows for the future integration of services such as
parking, road-tolling, bike rental and in the longer term, mobile
"The TROIKA eWallet project is the next step in the evolution of our
automatic fare collection system in Moscow, providing passengers with
a multi-functional transport card, combining all types of urban
transport, with suburban trains and other services such as parking
and bike rental to be added in the near future," said Maxim Liksutov,
chairman of the Moscow Department of Transport.  
"With this new transport card, passengers can benefit from a better
and more convenient service by having all types of transport in the
Moscow area at their fingertips," added Dmitry Pyankovsky, head of
the Automatic Fare Collection Unit at the Moscow Department of
Customer service will be significantly improved, with 25,000 new
topping-up points being introduced across the city to reduce cash
desk queues. To ensure improved end-to-end system security, the new
readers will contain NXP's reader ICs and MIFARE SAM AV2 for secure
key storage and back-end connection to the central server. For
passengers, the new distribution channels offer a more flexible way
of buying tickets. 
NXP is the industry's only provider of a complete identification and
transit ticketing solution, from low-end ticketing to high-end secure
microcontroller platforms and corresponding reader ICs and SAMs.
Transportation and Ticketing Smart Cards and ICs, a new report from
ABI Research, confirmed NXP as the global leader in implementation
and innovation, with an overall transport ticketing market share of
"Our fast-moving world faces urbanization and environmental
challenges, making the need for flexible and secure travel solutions
more important than ever. The backwards compatibility of MIFARE
products enables a seamless upgrade to a higher security level
without the need to revoke or re-issue existing cards," said Ulrich
Huewels, vice president and general manager, card security business
line, NXP Semiconductors. "The two largest cities in Russia -- Moscow
and St. Petersburg -- trust second generation MIFARE products to
deliver a more comprehensive, secure and flexible ticketing system.
NXP provides a complete end-to-end solution, used in more than 650
cities worldwide." 
NXP MIFARE Plus is based on open global standards for both air
interface and cryptographic methods. It is available in two versions:
MIFARE Plus S, the Slim version, for straightforward migration of
MIFARE Classic systems; and MIFARE Plus X, the eXpert version, which
offers more flexibility to optimize the command flow for speed,
privacy, and confidentiality. 
The NXP MIFARE SAM AV2 solution lets developers of smart card
applications to meet the requirements of ever-changing security
standards. Unlike other products in the field, MIFARE SAM AV2 has
proven interoperability with all of NXP's broad card portfolio,
making it the most versatile and secure SAM solution on the market
today. When used in combination with a reader IC supporting
innovative "X" features, MIFARE SAM AV2 provides a significant boost
in performance to the reader along with faster communication between
reader and module. 
About NXP Semiconductors
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provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions
that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface,
Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used
in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless
infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing
applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more
than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.
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