Fare collection system

A system for collecting fares is used as a payment solution for public transport in vehicles and at bus stops. Ticket systems for paper tickets confirm the fare validity by imprinting the data programmed upfront, such as the vehicle side number and changeable parameters, including the date, zone or time of ticket validation. The fare can be collected by using an electronic contactless card placed near the active area at the bottom part of the validator. This results in data exchange between the card and the ticket validator. The information saved in validators provides the carrier with data, which makes the optimization of transport or fares easier. Ticket validators can work with a control unit installed in the vehicle or work independently. The control unit transmits information about the timetable, current localization, fares, or so-called black lists, including blocked cards, to ticket validators. At the same time it controls their work, collects data and transmits it to the database on a specialized server. Every ticket validator has a separate address enabling to move it without experiencing later problems with locating that device by technical support. The housing is vandal-resistant and resistant to mechanical damage. It can be remotely blocked during a control. It displays the current time or automatically tests devices turned on – these are the characteristics of our ticket validators. Ticket machines for paper tickets are another, similarly important, and more and more common element of fare collecting system. These are modern devices for self-service ticket selling, they accept coins from passengers and, alternatively, provide electronic ticket service in public transport. Our offer includes stationary ticket machines APS, usually installed at stops or railway stations, and mobile ticket machines APM used on-board in public transport. The rich equipment of ticket validators (in particular the stationary ones) enables to accept various payment methods such as coins, notes, bank and credit cards. Information about operations made by ticket machines are stored in their memory and can be transferred to external storage devices (USB, CF) or by wireless transmission (Internet, GPRS, EDGE). Data transmission is bidirectional. Advertising data, fares, timetables, interchanges or other passenger information are transmitted to the machines.

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