FareONE is smart cashless ticketing system for bus, ferry, train or ....
To get the ride in the bus, street car, subway, ferry or to use other means of mass transportation you have to have money or proper ticket in your pocket. Everybody using mass transportation system knows frustrations of lineups, lost tickets, expired tickets, no enough change in the pocket, hustle when trying to pay to the driver, get change back, move forward... Driver on other hand is forced to be a cashier with all responsibilities and problems that brings into already busy driver's life.
Answer to the most of above troubles is ticket that you can use multiple times, re-charge it with value when needed and just re-use it again and again. If you could use same card with stored value in other places that would be even better! Many cities around the world switched to tickets like that and enjoy many benefits of fare system. Millions of passengers using such systems every day are proof of acceptance and can verify how practical that concept actually is.
Only one kind of fare ticket can do that and much more. It is a smart card. It usually comes in form of the contact or contact-less plastic card with chip inside. Smart chip provides benefits of secure load of the value, secure transactions, easiness and speed of electronic transactions. Here is a short list of benefits but not really limited to:
Plans are that in near future every passenger will have smart fare ticket in the pocket. Doesn't matter how big or small transportation company is, on which geographic area it is situated, currency used, profile of passengers...everybody would enjoy benefits of the smart card ticketing system.
Using smart ticketing system is really easy
Concept of AFC is quite simple
PASSENGERBuys a smart card ticket at ticketing office or wherever transportation company sells the tickets. Same card can be re-charged thousands of times by adding a value to the ticket. Card can be contact type or contact-less type.If flat fee system is used it can be number of rides, simply amount paid in advance or in case of the monthly pass it can be expiry date. Since smart card systems support portable SC (Smart Card) devices and off-line transactions it is possible to run re-charge office out of the pocket using portable SC terminal.Passenger enters the bus at door #1 (driver's position) taps a smart ticket to the terminal (contact-less cards). Terminal processes the card, verifies it, charges a predetermined amount or checks against expiry date, beeps to confirm the fare and that's it. It takes about second for all that. Fare is logged into internal log and process can be repeated again.DRIVER / CONDUCTORUses ruggedized, handheld portable computer to handle passenger's smart tickets. In the beginning of working shift driver takes first available terminal waiting in charger. Before starting using a terminal driver logs in using his personal SAM card. From that moment terminal is set for that specific driver, time and date, route, direction, default price to be charged to the passenger's smart tickets and price tables ready to be used. At bus stop driver holds his terminal so incoming travelers can easily tap the top of the terminal where RFID readers is located. Very important to note is that terminal is rugged, industrial type equipped with heavy duty battery to work whole day, every day for years to come!Terminal is really top of the line hand held computer equipped with user friendly, touch screen, Windows Mobile OS programmed with FareONE application. As passenger's tickets are being charged terminal makes log entries and calculations in the background. Statistical data are later downloaded into FareONE back-office application and could be analyzed by management.In larger systems fixed validator is installed by the driver and he is relieved of burden of handling anything. Driver merely supervises incoming passengers tapping their cards onto AFC validator.OWNER / OPERATOR'S MANAGEMENTOwner of the system is effectively operating system from single PC. Operator can have multiple remote sales offices where smart tickets shall be sold to passengers, re-charged with more money (rides), set to have expiry date or simply created from blank, pre-printed smart cards. Same smart tickets pre-loaded with certain value could be distributed in variety stores or any kind of independent sales storefronts, even by person standing on the street corner or bus stop.Operator running FareONE Back-office edition is able to control issuance of driver's SAM cards, outflow of cards, incoming performance data, remote offices, re-sellers, controllers, conductors and much more. Easy to use Windows based software does administrative tasks easily eliminating errors, saving time and money in everyday operations. Handling cash is taken away from everybody and trusted to very few people where transactions are controlled by the software.There are many ways operator can organize sales and make money with smart ticketing system. Initial system investment recovery is quick and savings created are long term. Almost every operator having his drivers or conductors handling cash is losing money in process! Some of the operators are hit so hard and on consistent bases that they don't survive and have to seize operations.Some prospects inquiring about FareONE system measured daily loss at 60%-70% level! Don't that let happen to you and your transportation company! Nobody can sustain that kind of losses and stay in business. Only way to prevent it is go full cashless. FareONE is true smart cashless solution!
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SCCS uses Ingenico portable POS
Systems described above shown at work:
Ingenico portable POS shown while processing smart ticket. It takes a less than second to deduct a fare cost from presented smart ticket!
Motorola / Zebra handheld computer shown while processing a smart ticket. Fast, reliable and durable solution for any situation.
Camel fixed validator mounted in the bus. High volume, fast, reliable solution for any location in the world.
There are few simple rules and conveniences that make system practical and universal:
It is very easy to use FareONE starter package. Mini PC comes with software loaded. It is standard, fully functional PC with Windows 10. Needs mouse, keyboard and monitor. Cards work right out of the box. As soon as new card is placed on the reader software opens the screen:
Form on the screen is self explanatory. Important fields of data are filled up automatically. Some of the fields are optional and could be skipped. After desired entries, clicking SAVE CARD creates new card.
To top-up the card at any time simply place card on the reader and press TOPUP AMOUNT button. New window opens:
It is easy to enter top-up amount:
After clicking OK card form reflects new balance:
Every time card is used details are written into the card's AutoLog. That log can't be edited. It is for review purposes only. See it on this screen:
Every transaction performed with cards are written into PC's data base so sales person or store owner can review activity:
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This is a complete FareONE demo package ready to go! Demonstrate AFC to your customers and try it yourself!
All parts are mounted on display case and all it needs is just to be plugged into regular 110V - 220V power receptacle. Kit package has the following parts:
Delivery is calculated extra.
This is a complete FareONE starter package ready to go! Kit package has the following parts:
Add as many validators to your fleet! Each validator comes pre-programmed and ready to go. Kit package has the following parts:
Passenger contactless card
Ticketing system - Cashless Payment System