When it comes to paying for public transport, payment methods have evolved immensely over the years.
First, there was cash (obviously), but when that was too inconvenient and too expensive for the consumer, in came paper tickets, quickly followed by the magnetic strip ticket. Each of these advancements in payment methods was designed to make the process faster, easier, and more secure for everyone.
Well, the latest incarnation of the payment method that travellers are using for public transport involves the use of smart cards. In some markets smart cards that are supplied to the end user are becoming more valuable, requiring more security during the periods before they are issued to the end user.
At Asahi Seiko, we have developed the secure cassette for the SCD smart card solution to give customers peace of mind, ensuring that cards are kept secure from the point of loading to the point of dispensing.
This of course means accountability for the customer where physical card security is a concern, but in built intelligence in the card issuing system alongside physical security measures in the hardware itself is key.
The new secure cassette for the SCD offers both aspects! View our product here >