What does it do? +The Voyageur Platform 3050 is an outdoor validator that validates and charges passengers’ smart travel cards for their current trips. The Voyageur Platform 3050 can either charge a flat fare or charge a discounted rate based on the traveler’s profile, such as special fares for children, students, or seniors.
The Voyageur Platform 3050 also shows the traveler the credit left on her smart travel card so that the traveler knows if she needs to add credit to it or not.
The platform validator, like the on-board validators, is connected to the ticket management system, in this case Transway’s back office, and provides data and information regarding the number of passengers, specific passengers who passed entered or exited the station and more.
Where is it used? +The Voyageur Platform 3050 is used in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects where the platform is closed and passengers must pass their smart cards near the validator in order to enter into the platform area.
How does it work? +The process for the passenger is simple and seamless. The Voyageur Platform 3050 is placed at the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or other station that is connected to the public transport ticketing system. The traveler approaches the machine and simply places it near the contactless reader for validation.
The Voyageur Platform 3050 quickly reads the card, calculates the required travel points needed for the current trip, and informs the passenger through sound and through the information on the screen if the validation was successful or not. The Voyageur Platform 3050 also deducts the correct relevant fare, usually as number of rides, from the stored rides on the card, and re-encodes the number of rides remaining on the card. In cases of time-based travel smart cards, the Voyageur Platform 3050 records the travel without deducting any travel points, or rides.
The passenger is immediately informed on the liquid crystal display how much credit, be it in terms of time or travel points, is left on her travel card.
Like all of Transway’s validators, the Voyageur Platform 3050 communicates with the back office in order to report information, as well as receive information such as updated lists of invalid cards, tariff and price changes, as well as route updates.
What are its characteristics? +The machine is sturdy and strong, and can withstand an array of weather conditions including heat, cold, sun, rain, humidity, dust and snow, so that it can be placed either indoors or outdoors. The rugged and durable material is also protected against vandalism.
Transway’s Voyageur Platform 3050 includes a graphic 64 X 192 pixel display, allowing for unmanned machines to be used at practically any station or platform. The informative screen can be programmed in multiple languages.
The Voyageur Platform 3050 is flexible. It can deal with multiple transit companies within the public transport ticketing system, different tariff structures, such as flat rate, zone based, time based and distance based, as well as with multiple contracts, or travel packages, on a single card.
The contactless card reader of the Voyageur Platform 3050 gives the transit authority freedom to choose and work with one or multiple suppliers of smart cards. The system supports ISO-14443 A/B, NFS, Calypso ®, Mifare Ultra Lite ®, and DESFire®
The Voyageur Platform 3050 is connected to the TapNGo back office through LAN communication technologies. Data is simultaneously stored on the devices internal memory, acting as a backup for the data that is sent back to the Cashier Station. As part of a sophisticated trong>ticket management system, the communication with the back office is bidirectional, which means that the Voyageur Platform 3050 receives information on new routes, updated fare rates, software updates, lists of rejected cards and more.
Like all Transway Validators, the Voyageur Platform 3050 is especially quick, with a maximum time of half a second to complete a transaction. This is great news for your passengers as well!
The Voyageur Platform 3050 has an option for batteries as a backup in case of electrical failure, giving you and your customers five (5) hours in time of need.
The machine is designed for easy access by wheelchair bound passengers.
What are the additional options and add-ons? +Internal battery
What are the benefits? +The method of Transway’s Voyageur Platform 3050 means that your passengers can validate their current trip before boarding the vehicle. This means a significant improvement in the passenger’s convenience. The passenger is able to validate the trip while waiting for the vehicle, instead of doing it while on board. This also means quicker boarding for your passengers, which benefits the transit company, the public transport ticketing system and the passengers.
The automation of validating passenger trips also allows for a more efficient and optimized use of the transit company’s human resources.
The Voyageur Platform 3050 working in concert with the TapNGo back office reduces both fraud and maintenance, leading to a more fiscally healthy transit company.
How is it unique? +All of Transway’s platform products, including the Voyageur Platform 3050 works on very low power, and are environmentally friendly green units. They can even be connected to solar power systems. This is great for the efficiency of your ticket management system.
Technical Data +
TV-3050LAN – Graphic Display 64 x 192 Pixels
4 Soft Keys for Functional use
32 bit ARM© based CPU
Contactless Card Reader
ISO-14443 A/B, NFS, Calypso®, Mifare®, Mifare Ultra Light®, Desfire®
RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet
9-36 VDC ±10%, Reverse Polarity and Transient Protection
Operating Temperature: (-20°C) – (+80°C)
Storage Temperature: (-40°C) – (+70°C)
95% at 38°C non condensing
IEC-721-2-5M3; MIL-STD-202E method 213B
IEC 61000-4-2,4,5 & CE Full Compliance
Case and Fastening
Rugged and durable material; Protected against vandalism
Communication method to Depot subsystem:
10/100 Ethernet connection, Data Communication Unit (DCU)
Optional – Interfaces
Optional – Internal Battery