HID unveiled as smart ticket producer for 2022 World Cup


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HID has recently confirmed that, for the third consecutive time, it is the smart ticket producer for the FIFA World Cup.

With the 2022 tournament currently underway in Qatar, this year, HID is providing a fully customised solution for outer-perimeter access control and all exit gates to ensure a smooth exit whilst facilitating 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, which have been taking place during the month’s of November and December.

With counterfeiting a major concern for event organisers, FIFA has been relying on HID to deliver approximately two million paper tickets manufactured with unique security features, including a RFID inlay.

Unlike barcoded tickets, which can be counterfeited easily, RFID transmits the unique identity of a ticket and ticket holder via radio waves. And, because RFID scanners do not need a direct line of sight like traditional barcode scanners, ticket validation is frictionless, dramatically speeding up admissions in high volume events such as World Cup matches.

“It is exciting to see our smart ticket solutions help fuel the fan experience for one of the world’s largest and most-watched events,” said Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID. “Helping bring the world together for an event like the World Cup is what our technology is all about.”

To learn more about this project and HID’s RFID Authentication solutions, visit the company’s website.

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