Supply of 10 million contactless tickets per year up to 2022
Paragon ID (Euronext Paris - FR0011980077 - PID), the leading provider of identification solutions for Transport, e-ID, Traceability and Brand Protection, is pleased to announce that the “Régie des Transports Métropolitains” (RTM) Aix-Marseille-Provence has renewed its contract for the supply of contactless tickets with Paragon ID for a further 5 years. Paragon won the contract following a European tender process.
RTM manages the urban transport networks for the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis (urban transport networks of 9 cities including Marseille, Aubagne and La Ciotat; the Saint-Charles bus station; maritime shuttles; 14 car parks; and the “Vieux-Port” Ferry Boat). In total, nearly half a million passengers travel daily on RTM networks, which account for more than 160 million journeys per year.
RTM has been a customer of Paragon ID for more than 40 years, since the inauguration of the Marseille Metro in 1977. Since then, Paragon ID has supported RTM through successive technological revolutions - first in the early 90s, when magnetic tickets replaced traditional tickets and more recently, in 2012, with the adoption of contactless technology.
Over the next 5 years, Paragon ID will supply around 10 million tickets per year. These contactless tickets will be provided blank or pre-coded, per unit or in books, to be sold at RTM counters or authorised retail points.
Julien Zuccarelli, Paragon ID CEO, says:
?RTM Aix-Marseille-Provence is a historical customer of Paragon ID. Over 5 years ago, we worked closely with them to implement the transition from magnetic to contactless tickets. We are proud to count RTM among our customers for another 5 years and we are very pleased that they have renewed their trust in us for the supply of their tickets.”
About Paragon ID
Paragon ID is a leader in identification solutions, in particular in the e-ID, Transport & Smart Cities and Traceability & Brand Protection sectors. Using the latest technologies such as RFID and NFC, Paragon ID provides smart cards, tickets, labels and tags to worldwide clients in diverse markets including public transport, manufacturing, logistics, gaming and retail.
Paragon ID employs more than 600 staff, with manufacturing sites in three continents (US, Europe and Asia), close to its customers.
Paragon ID is a part of Paragon Group, which is a leading provider of Identification and Customer Communications services, and has a total of more than €650 million turnover and close to 5,000 employees. Paragon Group combines generations of experience with the latest innovations in technology and smart data to enable responsive and meaningful interactions between organisations and their customers. For further information about Paragon Group, visit www.paragon-europe.com
Paragon ID is listed on Euronext Paris. Share name: Paragon ID - ISIN code: FR0011980077 - Mnemonic code: PID.
More information at Paragon-id.com