In 2009, Arcontia equipped Moscow Metro with contactless smart card readers for validation of MIFARE travel cards. More than 1,000 ARC1212 readers were chosen to be integrated in the Moscow Metro AFC system, implemented by system integrator Smart Technologies Group.
The readers were chosen for their high performance and reading distance, and were mounted inside Smart Technologies Group’s validators/turnstiles to be placed throughout Moscow’s underground. The readers are compliant to ISO 1444 A/B and will process over 300 million smart cards annually.
Moscow Metro is one of the largest public transport operators in the world, and has an average of nine million passengers per day. To meet the requirements of high security and fast processing speeds, the ARC1212 reader was specifically fine tuned with Smart Technologies Group’s validator. The readers will help benefit travelers by allowing them to validate their journey as quickly and efficiently as possible, reducing queuing times greatly. In 2010, Arcontia supplied an additional 1,000 readers to Smart Technologies Group.