- Thales's interoperable ticketing technology is now fully Visa Ready for Transit certified. After software certification earlier in 2020, the hardware components of the TRANSCITY™ solution — the BV600 validator and PG600 access gate — have now been certified.
- Thales’s TRANSCITY™ multimodal mobility platform can be deployed on a single bus, tram or metro line or across an entire citywide, regional or national transport network. With its open architecture, the solution ensures interoperability across transport modes and readily adapts when new services or operators are added to the network.
- Passengers plan their journeys by combining the various available services, from high-speed train to metro, car sharing and on-demand bicycle.
During the health crisis, contactless ticketing has become one of the safest ways to pay for travel. Smartphones are also rewriting the rules of urban mobility, with passengers increasingly expecting to use their phones as tickets. Contactless interoperable fare collection allows passengers to use a single ticket for their entire journey, all modes of transport included, and makes travel easier and more seamless than ever before.
Thales’s TRANSCITY™ mobility platform has already been selected by public transport operators worldwide and is now fully Visa Ready for Transit certified. Visa Ready for Transit certification shows that the Thales solution complies with all VISA requirements at both system and hardware levels and can be deployed with confidence by transport operators.
Transit networks traditionally use systems based on their own proprietary cards to take payments for bus, metro, train and tram journeys. The system and equipment provided by Thales can process contactless bank cards as well as proprietary cards, regardless of the pricing model chosen by the operator (Known Fare Model or Variable Fare Model).
The modular, scalable TRANSCITY™ architecture allows operators to choose the combination of products that best meets their specific infrastructure needs. It can be implemented in the operator’s datacentre or hosted in the cloud to benefit from additional resources on demand. This architecture is cybersecured by Thales.
Transport operators can now offer an optimal experience by allowing passengers to pay for their journeys with any of the contactless media available: proprietary card, bank card or payment-enabled smartphone.