2008 Beijing Olympic Games Secure With ASK TongFang RFID Tickets

ASK is
proud to announce that ASK TongFang, its joint venture created in 2005, has
been selected to manufacture the contactless inlays for the 12.2 million RFID
tickets of the XXIX Olympiad. Tickets include anti-counterfeiting printed
security features will be provided by China Bank Note. ASK’s partner Tsinghua TongFang
donate the whole RFID system to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Organizing
Committee which including the RFID inlays, gate readers, software and service.
Advanced technology such as RFID is part of the security used throughout the
Olympic games, and is one of the breakthrough features of the Olympics. ASK and
Tsinghua Tongfang hope the games will boost contactless technology deployment


already successfully contributed to the Olympic Games in 2006: for the XXth
winter games, Turin public transport authorities and other players implemented
contactless technology using ASK contactless cards and tickets.

security at the Olympic Games

to the Beijing Olympic Games Organizing Committee (BOCOG), security is a high priority
in the preparation of the games, and RFID tickets will be used for the sales
and verification of tickets to eliminate counterfeiting. The technology
provides secure, reliable and innovative services for all visitors attending
this major event. ASK Tong Fang RFID tickets are based on ASK’s unique
technology, which uses silver ink printed antenna and flip chip die attach,
manufactured at the joint venture manufacturing plant in Miyun, near Beijing.

are really proud to contribute to this national major event with an innovative
technology. ASK’s technology transfer has been a success and we have been able
to demonstrate to the organizing committee all the merits of our technology,
the cost-effectiveness of the equipment and the skills of our team”, says
Mr. Gu Qing, ASK Tong Fang General Manager.

to Green Olympics

organizers have developed clean and renewable energy at all of the Olympic
projects. ASK contributes directly to this effort, because the company has been
developing environment friendly technology since its creation in 1997 and has
implemented a recycling process in its manufacturing plant in

France. ASK
TongFang products are based on the same technology of cost effective and
“green” raw material – recyclable paper and silver ink. For high
volume delivery, environment-friendly products are of the essence.

Olympics opening ceremony is organized by a team of four “stars” from
China, France, Australia and the US, a multicultural team intended to show that
China is part of the modern and changing world,” says Mr. Bruno Moreau,
co-founder of ASK and CEO. “Environment is a global concern.

awareness on the issue has increased. Our contactless paper tickets have
brought to the market a recyclable high technology product for many applications,
including access control to major sports and cultural events. We hope RFID
technology will contribute to providing easy and secure access for all participants,”
Mr. Bruno Moreau concludes.

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