Contactless, mobile and account-based ticketing
Thanks to digital sales channels like contactless payment, transport companies can not only increase safety for staff and passengers, but also reduce the costs of expensive cash payments and help passengers get on board faster. INIT recently developed an external card reader. Known as PROXusb, it can be connected by cable to the ticket printer or mounted outside the driver’s cabin. This maintains physical distance between driver and passenger. Estonian company Ridango also focuses on smart ticketing. It covers the entire EMV payment chain, from scanning at the validator to billing on the operator’s bank account. The British exhibitor Access-IS develops ticket and card readers that read barcodes, NFC and RFID chips, as well as accepting contactless cEMV payments. Worldline has developed an open-payment solution called WL Tap2Use. It enables contactless payment for passengers via bankcard, smartphone or wearable. Ingenico will also present its range of ticketing solutions, including the background system OP2GO Gateway, which combines risk management, payment billing and acquiring services.