allpay Card Services wins contract for hybrid smartcard

allpay Card Services has won the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames contract for the production of hybrid smartcards.

The new multi-application dual chip smartcard will be associated with customer web accounts and is capable of combining functionalities of the Borough’s existing parking card, library card and leisure card.

It will appeal to a range of customers, including young people, adult residents and visitors to the Borough.

The hybrid smartcard contains two chips, one contactless chip with an antenna and the other a contact chip. Hybrid cards implement contactless and contact interfaces on a single card to enable segregated contact and contactless functionality

Marshall Haldane, Operations Director of allpay, comments:

“The Richmond upon Thames hybrid smartcard is a significant order for us and demonstrates their confidence in allpay to deliver a good quality, flexible service, no matter how large or small the requirement.”

Hilary Moll, Programme Manager of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, added:

“This hybrid card meets the Council’s needs and will provide benefits to our residents. allpay has responded to our requirements in a professional and flexible way.”

allpay Card Services has become one of the fastest growing and most trusted brands in high technology smart card manufacturing, built on a reputation for delivering a bespoke and high-quality service to clients, no matter how small or large the requirement.

Certified by MasterCard® and Visa, allpay produce everything from credit and debit cards for banks and building societies to prepaid, transit and ID cards for a range of industry sectors all over the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Being one of only four UK based scheme approved in-territory card manufacturers, allpay has complete control of the process in-house – from design through to distribution – allowing them to respond rapidly to clients’ needs and deliver card programs faster than any other manufacturer.

To find out more about allpay Card Services’ complete manufacturing solution visit www.allpay.net/card-services or call 0844 557 8327.