About ASK

Overview

 

ASK designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of contactless cards, tickets, RFID tags, inlays, contactless readers and couplers for public transport, access control, object and people identification, payment and electronic documents such as e-drivers' licenses, e-identity cards, or electronic and biometric passports.

 
ASK contactless

A global actor

ASK has delivered over 350 million products in the world in more than 50 countries. As a major actor in contactless ticketing worldwide, ASK enables millions of end-users in public transport as well as holders of multi-application contactless smart cards to benefit from all advantages of contactless technology. More than 20 million travellers cross borders with their drivers' license or electronic passport embedding ASK technology.
ASK headquarters are located in Sophia-Antipolis, in the South of France. ASK has subsidiaries in China, India, Mexico, Brazil, and the USA to best address their clients’ requirements.

 

ASK innovation

Innovation

ASK patented technology is based on a silver ink printed antenna on a paper, Teslin® or polycarbonate substrate. The flexibility of the printed antenna allows for unrivalled mechanical resistance of the final product and the raw materials are cost effective and recyclable. The roll to roll manufacturing process allows large volume production and a constant printing quality. Since its creation, ASK has focused on innovation and has ensured its products, its manufacturing process and its raw materials are updated in order to meet any new client requirements or business lines. ASK holds 59 global patents, on contactless cards and tickets, e-passport inlays and couplers.

 

ASK's positionning
in transport

ASK's positionning in transport

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ASK's positionning in
the Identity / Inlays division

ASK's positionning in the Identity / Inlays division

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