Nevis Technologies shortlisted for Prestigious Award
– Rambus Ecebs and SPT joint venture partnership proves a hit –
Nevis Technologies has been recognised for its innovative, collaborative approach in delivering the technology which drives the new Subway Smartcard, introduced in Glasgow recently.
The joint venture company which is a partnership of Rambus Ecebs – the UK’s leading smart technology provider – and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) – Scotland’s largest transport authority – has been shortlisted for the prestigious Contactless Mobile Awards in the category showcasing best use of contactless / Near Field Communication (NFC) technology within a transport and ticketing environment.
David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies said:
“This latest award recognises the work of partnerships like ours which strive to provide contactless transport and payment cards for the benefit of the travelling public. We introduced the technology on the Subway as a starting point but our aim is to roll out the Bramble Smartcard across all modes of transport in Strathclyde and offer customers a truly seamless travel experience.
“We are delighted that the development of the card has been recognised in this way. We’d like to thank our partners at Infineon Technologies for nominating us for the award and whatever the outcome; it is gratifying to have Scottish innovation recognised on the world stage.”
The Subway Smartcard, also known as the ‘Bramble card’ has been developed by Rambus Ecebs and delivered via Nevis through a unique private/public partner endeavour which brings together a wealth of expertise from both the transport and smart technology industries. It has already attracted almost 30,000 customers, despite only being available for the past five months.
Steve Atkins, CEO of organiser Krowne and Editor-in-Chief of Contactless Intelligence said:
“During the past seven years, the Contactless and Mobile Awards have recognised more than 100 companies and individuals for achieving excellence. This year we have had the greatest ever amount of entries from all over the world and every entry is exhibiting a real flair for innovation when it comes to NFC, contactless or mobile technology.
“It was an incredibly hard job to choose just four finalists per category – we could have had more, but that would not do justice to those companies that made the final selection per category. To those companies I wish to express my admiration for their innovative solutions and business excellence and wish them all the best of luck for the final selection in their Contactless and Mobile Award categories.”
Award winners will be announced at an evening ceremony organised in London following the Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference on 29th April 2014.