LECIP ARCONTIA has more than 20 years of combined industry knowledge and technical know-how in contactless smart card technology, focusing specifically on Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) solutions in public transport. AFC is an essential solution in public transportation to move passengers quickly and efficiently without obstructing the flow. LECIP ARCONTIA has a wide range product for onboard use, including light and standalone validators, for turnstile validators and smart card readers to check tickets, and for integrating to customers’ own machine.
LECIP ARCONTIA became a part of LECIP HOLDINGS CORPORATION in Japan in 2013, and the close cooperation made our knowledge more consolidated in a broader range. For more details of LECIP Group’s products, please read Products of LECIP HOLDINGS.
Our Specialities and Strength
Quick and Efficient Software Library
We have supported the MIFARE family technology from NXP since the mid 1990s. Today, we offer an extensive Reader Software Package (RSP) to kick start and boost your MIFARE based AFC system. Within the RSP concept, we offer a comprehensive start package called “ARCONTIA Reader Code Base” (Arcb). This is a plug & play software application library that allows you to quickly and efficiently integrate MIFARE technology directly into your product or solution, minimizing development time and time-to-market. In addition to the MIFARE family, the RSP supports Calypso, Felica and a limited support for NFC used in cashless ticketing and payment applications.
Open & Closed Loop AFC Systems
Historically, transit authorities have based their AFC systems on closed loop payment cards, that is, proprietary travel cards that are only valid within a specific transit environment. However, many transit authorities are seeking to migrate to open loop payment schemes, such as accepting EMV contactless credit and debit cards, and Near Field Communication (NFC) enable mobile devices. As transit authorities are looking to offer a broader base of payment alternatives, the challenge now is how to implement a payment system that incorporates both new and old technology.
Our front-end devices support both open and closed loop technologies and can be configured to work with different standards and protocols simultaneously, ensuring interoperability between existing and emerging payment schemes.