By Stephanie

Paragon ID becomes NXP MIFARE Premium Partner

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A true testament to the company’s leading position in the Transport and Smart Cities market

 Paragon ID is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by NXP Semiconductors as a MIFARE Premium Partner, an outstanding recognition of the company’s leading position in ticketing solutions for the Transport and Smart Cities sector which represents 65% of the company’s revenues.  
As a company, we have been committed to bring innovative solutions to worldwide cities over the years with, first, the introduction of magnetic tickets in the 70s, followed by the manufacturing of the first contactless tickets in 2007. The reverse takeover of ASK in 2017 has allowed us to extend our expertise and offering to smartcards and mobile ticketing confirming its unique position in the mass transit market. 
We continue to be at the forefront of RFID based solutions partnering with NXP on hundreds of projects involving MIFARE ICs in cities across all regions including; City of London, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, Sydney, Singapore, Oslo, Torino, Seville, Geneva and Riga.  Developed by NXP Semiconductors, MIFARE® technology has revolutionized the field of contactless access control. Based on a high frequency, it allows a high data transfer rate and a short read distance, permitting the integration of many features, such as data encryption. This technology enables data to be embedded in contactless solutions, both for reading and writing. 
NXP selects their premium partners based on their contribution to the MIFARE® ecosystem, their international presence and their dedication to further adopt intelligent and NFC solutions. Paragon ID is proud to support NXP and help them establish the forward-thinking mobility systems that form the backbone of smart city infrastructures. 
Our large product portfolio and complementing solutions, coupled with our relationship with NXP open up opportunities to work on new projects for Rfid  and NFC applications across various sectors such as , automotive, logistics, gaming, governments, pharmaceuticals, and retail.   

Commenting on Paragon ID’s selection as a MIFARE Premium Partner, Christian Lackner, Business Segment Director for Smart Cities at NXP Semiconductors, said: “We could not be happier. Paragon ID has been on board since almost the very beginning and has delivered millions of MIFARE product-based cards and tickets across the globe. We look forward to working with them even more closely as MIFARE Premium Partners.”

 
Bertrand Brault, Business Development Director at Paragon ID, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the few MIFARE Premium Partners. This is a testament to our work as we’ve been developing contactless solutions based on MIFARE over the past 20 years, and we credit much of our success in this area to the quality of support we’ve received from the NXP MIFARE team. We are keen to deepen our already well-established relationship and work even more closely on new MIFARE products and implementations in smart cities but also new sectors such as loyalty and hospitality.”