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eTicket module

Personalization station
Personalization station
Uploading and checking on-board
Uploading and checking on-board
Optional external validator
Optional external validator
Supervisor machine with touch screen
Supervisor machine with touch screen
Full background system
Full background system

HC Linear IT Development Ltd. – as a research and development company – examined the e-ticket standards, recommandations, and policies and efforts of the European Union. According to these information the company developed the hardwares and the system in a way to be adequate with future demands.

After long consideration, our company developed the e-ticket module with full functionality in the years 2009 and 2010, and integrated it to the system. Our system is now able to issue, manage, account, withdraw, etc. e-passes.

The e-ticket module of the passenger information and traffic control system and of the ticket booking contains the following parts: full background system, personalization station, cash register for advance booking with e-ticket module, cash register on-board with e-ticket module, on-board validator, supervisor machine and Import/Export interface.

The system is able to manage the following types of cards: Mifare and Mifare Plus X; Mifare DESFire EV1. The hardwares of the system are developed in a way to manage 1 to 4 pcs of SAM cards.

The process of e-ticketing:
The buying of a travel card is followed by the electronic and the visual personalization at the personalization station (data recording, taking a photograph, printing the card, uploading personal data, fare options, travel services). After the personalization, the passenger can upload and validate the chosen fare on a cash register for advance booking (at a ticket office) or on a cash register on-board. So the payment and the validation happens at a ticket office or on-board. Each on-board computer is able to check the travel card and the fare. From then on the passenger only needs to put the card near the reader after getting on the bus. The reader checks the card according to the current route and stop. All the data is controllable with the supervisor machine. The software helps the quick check after setting the current service and stop. The system documents all these parts of the process and uploads them on the central server through GPRS connection. After making relevant reports, data transmission may follow to the background system and to the e-ticket center.

Product specifications

Technological parameters:

  • Managing e-passes
  • Managing Mifare, Mifare Plus X and Mifare DESFire EV1 cards
  • Managing 1 to 4 pcs of SAM cards
  • We import the traffic relations from the central Transmodel database

Parts of the system:

  • Personalization station
  • Cash register for advance booking with e-ticket module
  • Cash register on-board with e-ticket module
  • Validator
  • Supervisor machine
  • Full background system
  • Import/Export module