HID Global to produce smart tickets for FIFA World Cup
According to HID, it will deliver more than 3 million secure RFID tickets for the 64 matches of the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in 11 host cities of the Russian Federation from June 14 to July 15.
HID says the smart tickets contain a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inlay; are manufactured with special security papers; and integrate several security features designed to prevent counterfeiting and forgery. Data that is stored in a ticket’s RFID chip is encrypted and digitally signed.
“HID Global is providing FIFA with a formidable defence against ticket fraud and simplifying the process of a fan’s picking a ticket and using it to tap and go into the stadium,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global, in a statement. “We’re confident that this RFID solution, along with the other advanced ticket security features, will give FIFA and attendees an extra level of security and a better overall FIFA World Cup experience.”