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Orion have been providing consultancy services and supplying the UK Transport Industry with security ticketing solutions for over 25 years. During this time, we have been faced with numerous challenges to overcome fraud and improve our customers’ pre-purchase ticketing functionality.

With ticket technology moving forward, Orion has invested to enable us to produce both Mifare and Desfire Smart Cards. Together with partners we can supply Mifare Ultralite polyester and paper tickets. We can also supply Mifare labels that can be applied to a low cost carrier saving the expense of non-environmentally friendly and costly plastic.

In house, we produce thermal ticket seals with various levels of security available, fluorescents, UV, holograms and now Gold Foil numbering which was originally developed for currency. This feature alone gives the potential fraudster real headaches as several technologies and acquired knowledge is needed. In conjunction with Paypoint, we help provide an audit trail from manufacture through to issuing points.

Our scratch offs, manufactured in house, are produced with added security that helps prevent the date validation being tampered with. A recent addition is the ‘crunch’. Whilst still easy to scratch it removes the need for a laminate protection. It also provides the driver with a better chance of spotting any fraud.

Our investment in web development together with our fully auditable fulfilment systems enables us to process your on line sales. We have a card payment facility and have bank approved IT systems.

Since Orion entered the market some 25 years ago, the Industry has been moving to new technology, with the exception of London, it is only in recent years that it is being delivered. Whilst Smart has advantages, it also has limitations in some areas.  We do manufacture smart cards but have taken the decision not to be a part of the ITSO project as we believe the cost of manufacture and management will give Smartcards a limited life.

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