ABI Research predicts 2.1 billion contactless credentials to ship in 2018

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ABI Research predicts 2.1 billion contactless credentials to ship in 2018

ABI Research forecasts 2.1 billion contactless credentials – a combination of smart cards and limited use RFID solutions – will ship into the transportation and ticketing market in 2018, just more than double that achieved in 2012.

In 2012, MiFare solutions accounted for more than 80% of all contactless ticketing credentials deployed. While ABI Research expects it to remain as the number one solution of choice, new standards coming to market, including CiPurse and a fast increasing “others” category are expected to reduce MiFare’s share to a forecasted 69% in 2018.

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