Press release from: 08 October 2012

SMARTRAC Facilitates AIT Certification for Card Manufacturers

SMARTRAC N.V., the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, has once again obtained certification for a number of its RFID PRELAM® products from AIT, the Austrian Institute of Technology.

The SMARTRAC PRELAM® certification gives card manufacturers a clear advantage as it provides them with an easy, quick, and cost-efficient way to obtain card certification from AIT. Card manufacturers simply have to acquire a so-called “upgrade certificate” rather than passing a full certification process. The reduced complexity of the certification process results in time and cost savings and a much quicker time to market for card manufacturers seeking smart-card certification.

The recent qualification includes the company’s range of high-quality, dependable, and durable MIFARE™ Classic PRELAM®, next-generation MIFARE™ Classic PRELAM®, MIFARE™ DESFire EV-1 PRELAM®, and MIFARE™-compatible Infineon SLE66R35 PRELAM® product families. In addition, SMARTRAC’s MIFARE™ Classic, MIFARE™ DESFire EV-1, and MIFARE™-compatible Infineon SLE66R35 products have been certified by AIT.

AIT, the Austrian Institute of Technology, is an independent, cutting-edge European research institute. The certification and qualification of RFID card inlays and smart cards ensures compatibility with the MIFARE™ air interface and compliance with the related parts of the ISO/IEC 14443 standard.

AIT certification is also a proof of quality and reliable functionality. The certified SMARTRAC PRELAM® products are used in applications such as automated fare collection in public transport, contactless micropayments, access control, and many more.


SMARTRAC is the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID and NFC transponders and inlays. The company produces both ready-made and customized transponders and inlays used in access control, animal identification, automated fare collection, border control, RFID-based car immobilizers, contactless payment cards, electronic product identification, industry, libraries and media management, laundry, logistics, mobile and smart media, public transport, retail, and many more.

SMARTRAC was founded in 2000, went public in July 2006, and trades as a stock corporation under Dutch law with its registered headquarters in Amsterdam. The company currently employs some 4,000 employees and maintains a global research and development, production, and sales network.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Tanja Moehler
Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
Phone: +31 20 30 50 157

Forward-looking statements:
To the extent that this press release contains forward-looking statements, such statements are based on assumptions, planning, and forecasts at the time of publication of this press release. Forward-looking statements always involve uncertainties. Business and economic risks and developments, the conduct of competitors, political decisions, and other factors may cause the actual results to be materially different from the assumptions, planning, and forecasts at the time of publication of this press release. Therefore, SMARTRAC N.V. does not assume any responsibility relating to forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Furthermore, SMARTRAC N.V. does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

PRELAM® is a registered trademark of SMARTRAC N.V., MIFARE™ is a trademark of NXP B.V.

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