The public transport company of the Frankfurt/Main region (RMV) was searching for inexpensive, weather- and vandal-resistant NFC tags for bus and tram stops. The tag needed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions in the urban environments. It also needed to be fast and easy to install to different types of materials, including metal.
ToP Tunniste developed the “Kontaktpunkt” / “Contact Point” NFC sticker tag in close co-operation with RMV. The tag has several protective layers to withstand harsh weather conditions and vandalism. More than 25,000 “Kontaktpunkt” tags were installed in approximately 11,000 bus and tram stops in the Frankfurt/Main region. The most common structures, where the tags were attached, were ticket machines and painted metal poles.
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund / RMV
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV or Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association) is one of the biggest transport associations in Germany. It coordinates and organizes regional bus and rail transport services across an area of around 14,000 square kilometers.