HID announces it is —for the third consecutive time— the smart ticket producer of FIFA World Cup, one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the world. This year, HID is also providing a fully custom solution for outer-perimeter access control and all exit gates to ensure a smooth exit and facilitate emergency evacuations. Featuring eight stadiums spread across five Qatari cities, the Middle Eastern country expects more than 1.2 million visitors to attend the games, happening Nov. 20 – Dec. 18.
HID Global announced that it is the world’s first ticketing solution provider with a software development kit (SDK) that is fully certified and compliant to Calypso HCE standards for secure and convenient mobile ticketing on smartphones. The certification specifies how to protect ticket data stored in the mobile device’s wallet, helping transport operators to effectively fight fraud by preventing tickets from being duplicated, transferred or altered.