Twelve-year-late NSW smartcard arrives

By Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales government has trotted out the latest iteration of its vexed transport ticketing smartcard for public testing more than 12 years after commuters were promised the now unremarkable device in time for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Known as the “Opal” Card (which has no connection to the identically named […]

Parramatta Council led consortium takes award

The Sydney suburb of Parramatta’s own smart card – ParraSync – has fought off heavyweight competition from the Commonwealth Bank and Google to win a major award at the Smart Card Awards Asia in Singapore.   ParraSync won the award for Best Near-Field Communication Collaboration Initiative.   This integrates access to many areas of city-living […]


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