Member access

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersVideosCalendar 

NXP Semiconductors NV : Smarter e-ticketing for São Paulo

07/10/2013 | 03:46am US/Eastern

Eindhoven, Netherlands and São Paulo, Brazil, July 10, 2013 - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that SPTrans - Brazil's largest transport operator - is upgrading its electronic ticketing system with NXP's secure and most popular migration product, MIFARE Plus®.

Mobility is a key challenge for the world's growing megacities. With over 20 million people living in its metropolitan area, São Paulo is the most populated urban conglomeration in the southern hemisphere. As such, it has a crucial need for an efficient and convenient public transportation system. The city government is taking great strides to improve the way people use public transport across São Paulo, based on a new cost model that takes both the route and time into consideration, with NXP's smart technology at the core.

SPTrans is managing a large and growing network, assuring connectivity. The Bilhete Unico smart card today is based on MIFARE® Classic technology with about 40 million cards deployed since its launch in 2004, with seven million users on regular basis, 10 thousand recharge stations, and more than 340 million transactions per month. Prior to upgrading its existing ticketing system, SPTrans needed to address a number of challenging considerations, including the level of security needed; optimizing costs of the system upgrade; identifying which parts of the existing infrastructure should be updated, and when; assuring system reliability during the migration; and enabling compatibility with future extensions such as NFC solutions.

"We have done intensive technology assessments prior to our decision for the MIFARE Plus migration platform." said Adauto Farias, Economic and Financial Management Director at SPTrans. "The new concept will definitively manage more than thirty Government social programs and enable service extension such as bike rentals, extended bus integration and the possibility to store biometric data."

"Transport operators in Los Angeles, Moscow and St. Petersburg have already decided to use MIFARE Plus for their systems." said Ulrich Huewels, vice president and general manager, card security business line, NXP Semiconductors. "NXP not only contributes the technology platform consisting of the core elements in transport cards, readers and mobile devices, but also the expertise over the decades in successfully supporting operators with system evolutions."

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.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.www.nxp.com.

distributed by
Latest news
Date Title
<1m ago CMS ENERGY : to Announce Third Quarter Results on Oct. 23
<1m ago ENHANCED OIL RESOURCES : Completes the Sale of Crossroads Oilfield, Lea County, New Mexico
<1m ago BREITLING ENERGY : CEO Faulkner Addressing Tex-Mex Energy Forum
1m ago CLEAN ENERGY FUELS : Delivers Record 50.6 Million CNG Gallons in Q3; Expands Market Reach by Acquiring Controlling Interest in NG Advantage to Bring Natural...
1m ago BLACK HILLS : Gas Natural Inc. Announces Sale of Utility and Pipeline Assets in Wyoming
1m ago GSE Systems to Present and Exhibit Tools for Smarter Operational Training at Global Oil and Gas Training and Simulation Forum
1m ago APCO OIL AND GAS INTERNATIONAL INC. : Stockholders Encouraged to Contact Securities Law Firm about Takeover
1m ago GUJARAT STATE FERTILIZERS&CHEMICALS : Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Modified Release Agrochemical Composition and a Process for Preparing the Same", for Approval
2m ago Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress
2m ago Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
BOULDER BRANDS : Announces Preliminary Third Quarter 2014 Results
TUPPERWARE BRANDS : Reports Third Quarter Results
WILLBROS : Elects John T. McNabb, II Chief Executive Officer
CLICKSOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES : Appoints New CFO
ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS : INVESTOR ALERT: Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Reminds Investors of the Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.
Most Read News
2h ago AT&T revenue misses forecasts as more customers bring own phones
4h ago TERADYNE : beats Street 3Q forecasts
4h ago ATMEL : Patent Issued for Apparatus and Method for Increasing the Quantity of Discrete Electronic Components in an Integrated Circuit Package
4h ago EXELON : ICC Approves ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project
1h ago NORTHFIELD BANCORP : Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results
Most recommended articles
1m ago Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress
2m ago Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress
5m ago Wet European summer dampens Heineken beer sales
7m agoDJHSBC October Preliminary China Manufacturing PMI Rises to 50.4
8m ago EUR/USD Eyes 1.2500 With Bullish Reversal Signals Lacking
Dynamic quotes  
ON
| OFF