With the most recently introduced family member, MIFARE Classic® EV1 Ultralight®, now being used in single-trip paper tickets, the way is open to completely integrated, truly cash free systems for transport service providers.

As part of a complete MIFARE@ contactless ticketing system, MIFARE Classic® EV1 Ultralight® allows transport operators to use a single type of contactless reader interface, rather than the variety needed to cope with a part- contactless, part-cash, part magnetic stripe structure. This brings all the advantages of a completely integrated contactless system for all types of ticketing including decreased operating and maintenance costs, and increased passenger convenience through easy and swift card transactions. The result is shorter queues and lower cash flow which also helps reduce the risk of cash crime, easier access to important statistical data to further improve fleet management and support for exact fare allocation in transport schemes involving multiple transport providers.

MIFARE Classic® EV1 Ultralight® operates in full accordance with ISO 14443 A, the standard for contactless smart cards, enabling simple integration of smart paper tickets into existing ISO 14443 A-compliant transport infrastructures. With true anti-collision properties and operating without the need for a battery, the chip has a 512-bit EEPROM read/write memory and functions at a distance of up to 10 cm. MIFARE Classic® EV1 Ultralight® tickets can be printed by standard ticket printing equipment as already installed in the field.