On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (NASDAQ: OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, today announced that it had received a significant order for more than 6,000 advanced payment systems for use in Russian rail ticketing systems. The systems are due to be delivered primarily in the second quarter.
This is an additional large-scale order from the Russian market following OTI’s successful acceptance of the mandatory MIR certification in the ever-growing Russian self-service market. OTI delivered 11,000 cashless payment systems to Russia in 2018 and expects a higher rate of deliveries in 2019.
OTI’s CEO Shlomi Cohen commented, “We are very pleased with this new order from the Russian market. This confirms that our strategy to gain MIR certification and target this growing market is certainly paying off, generating increasing revenues for OTI. We won this order based on our technological capabilities and a demonstration of the highest level of security. This important customer has become another key reference for us in Russia and we look forward to accelerating our momentum in the region over the coming quarters and years.”
MIR approval was granted to OTI in August 2018, enabling Russian consumers to use an OTI cashless payment solution as a convenient way to make payments through unattended automated machines. The Russian national payment system created the MIR payment card at the end of 2015 with the primary objective of sovereign payments to be independent of foreign organizations. In only 3 years, the number of MIR cards issued has grown quickly and currently amounts to over 37 million, around 20% market share, based on data from the Russian Central Bank.
SOURCE On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI)