Coppernic and Paragon ID partner to provide a rugged Android handheld ideal for the public transportation market

27 June 2023 – Aix-en-Provence,

Coppernic is pleased to announce that they have selected the Paragon ID Universal Contactless Module for their new rugged handheld product line named Access-ER.

Building off their established Access handheld device, Coppernic has incorporated several new RFID and other data capture modules to address a wide variety of markets and applications.

The UCM108 module will provide the contactless RFID capability for applications such as ticket inspection or mobile point-of-sale (POS) onboard buses and trains, or in other Public Transportation applications.

“With the Paragon ID UCM108 module we can achieve a performance level that is far beyond what you can find in other mobile devices,” explained Sébastien Michon, Sales Director of the Smart City BU in Coppernic. “In addition to meeting the difficult RCTIF V5.0 / CEN/TS 16794 standards for Public Transport, we can also embed a SoftPOS solution for the collection of mobile payments or validating credit cards used in open payment systems”.

“We have a long history of working together with Coppernic,” added Christophe Peix, Director of the Smart Mobility BU at Paragon ID, “We are very pleased that they continue to offer our technology in their industry-leading handheld devices.”

The Access-ER from Coppernic continues their history of rugged Android based computers dedicated to Public Transportation. Currently more than 80% of the cities in France with more than 100,000 inhabitants are using Coppernic devices.  “This new generation device is smaller, lighter, and fully integrated into a smart-phone form factor with a removable battery,” announced Sébastien Michon, “For ticketing applications, it is truly the right tool for the job.”

About Paragon ID

Paragon ID is a champion of identification solutions dedicated to the e-ID, Transport & Smart Cities, Traceability & Brand Protection and Payment markets.

Paragon ID employs nearly 700 people and has production sites located in the United States and Europe, close to its customers.
Listed on Euronext Paris (Euronext Paris – Denomination: Paragon ID – ISIN Code: FR0013318813 – Mnemonic Code: PID), Paragon ID’s reference shareholder is Paragon Group, a leading provider of commercial communication, identification solutions and graphic services.
Paragon Group has a turnover of €1.5 billion and employs over 9,000 people.
Paragon Group combines its many years of experience with the latest innovations in technology and intelligent data to enable fast and relevant interactions between organisations and their customers.
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About Coppernic


Coppernic designs, produces, and deploys professional-grade handheld devices for use with control and traceability applications including Public Transportation Ticketing, Mobile Biometric Identification, Mobile Access Control, and the Traceability of Goods & Materials.
We have successfully deployed and supported mobile device systems ranging from 1 to over 10,000 devices in a wide variety of markets.
We provide comprehensive support packages and expertise in mobile security, data connectivity, mobile device management and analytics.
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