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ACS Affiliated Computer Services Inc.
This company provides complete tailored solutions based on the latest technologies driven by a very efficient ticketing system concept.
All pieces of equipment and software are engineered in house, this guaranties durability and future development.
This company is present on the market since the late sixties and has been successively operating under the names of CROUZET, MONETEL, ASCOM MONETEL, ASCOM and now ACS: same staff and very stable management.

aesys aesys
Italian company manufacturing displays for buses, streets and motorways.
Agent AGENT
Main commercial activity on the American market with systems based on fare boxes. Very typical of the traditional American fare collection on board vehicles.
Arcontia
ARCONTIA
Arcontia offers a wide range of contactless smart card solutions to companies looking to extend their product portfolio or e-ticketing system. The product range of ISO/IEC 14443 A/B smart card readers are designed for easy integration into PDAs, handheld computers, ticket vending machines, add value machines, turnstiles, parking terminals and validators.
ASK

ASK
With over 170 million contactless products in circulation in more than 50 countries, is a worldwide leading provider of a full range of contactless devices including contactless cards, contactless paper tickets and RFID adhesive labels.

AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS
Manufactures a wide range of quality gates for controlling pedestrians and barriers for motorway tolls and car parks.
This company has a long experience in this field and is today parts of the IER Group.

CPT Nordic

CPT Nordic
CPT Nordic/Fara Sweden is a subsidiary of Fara ASA, who is leading the Scandinavian market in the supply of turnkey ticketing systems adapted for public transport and based on the latest technology.
Company started in 1988, has been distributing ProData fare collection products then ascom AFC products before developping its own range of equipments.

Cubic CUBIC Transportation Systems
American manufacturer and designer, who supplies complete systems: it is one of the biggest world players of the business. The majority of its references are within the United States, its international presence is nearly always linked to very large projects.
elgeba ELGEBA GERÄTEBAU GMBH
German manufacturer of automatic vending machines for both on the ground and on board applications. It also proposes validators, driver control units and systems. This company trades fare collection world since over 30 years. The systems proposed are principally designed for the German market which has always used paper tickets (or cardboard) up to the appearance of the contactless technology.
erg ERG Group
This is an Australian based manufacturer who uses all ticket technologies available. Its origin is the merger of two companies: AES from Perth in Western Australia and PRODATA in Belgium. It has a long presence on the fare collection business and is able to address all sizes of systems. Its market is worldwide.

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FARA ASA
FARA ASA is a supplier of IT-solutions to the public transport sector in the areas of
- electronic ticketing
- real time information systems with fleet management, traffic management and passenger information systems


fujitsu FUJITSU
Participates in fare collection projects with the development of central systems. This activity is not a strategic direction for FUJITSU. Is a member of the OneLink consortium in Australia who takes care of the Melbourne project.

gemalto GEMALTO
Company specialized in numeric transations security who is involved in public transport through the contactless cards technology.
gfi GFI Genfare
American company who proposes systems built around the fare box concept. Its market is very limited to within the United States. It is a major player in this fare collection segment.
G&D Giesecke & Devrient
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a globally operating technology group. Established in 1852, the company initially specialized in banknote and securities printing, later adding automatic currency processing equipment to its product portfolio. Today, G&D is also a leading supplier of smart cards and cutting-edge system solutions in the fields of telecommunications, electronic payments, transportation, health care, identity, customer loyalty, pay-TV, multimedia and Internet security (public key infrastructure).
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INDRA
Indra est une société espagnole spécialisée dans les technologies de l'information et le dévelopement logiciel principalement active en Europe et en Amérique latine. Une de ses divisions propose des systèmes de billettiques. Les références de cette activité sont principalement Espagnole.

init INIT
INIT is a german company which specializes in the area of telematics* and electronic fare collection systems for public transport. INIT GmbH was founded in 1983 by Dr.-Ing. Gottfried Greschner as a typical university spin-off.
magnetic control MAGNETIC AUTOCONTROL
German company specialized in access control for both human and vehicles. The products are mainly access gates and associated systems for various applications.
parkeon PARKEON
In 30 years as part of Schlumberger, the company has developped Pay & Display systems for on-street parking, access control systems for off-street parking and ticket sales equipment for transport.

reset RESET (aust) Pty Ltd
Australian company who manufacturer coin handlers for on board applications.
sheidt SCHEIDT & BACHMANN
German manufacturer which main line of products concern automatic vending machines. They provide complete systems all around the world based upon the various technologies available. They are mainly oriented toward on the ground applications. They have been in fare collection business for over 25 years.
seipra SEIPRA SCORE
Small engineering company based in Lyon, exclusive representative of ELGEBA, Germany and Aesys Italy.
telvent

TELVENT
Telvent propose des produits à haute valeur ajoutée, des services et des solutions dans les domaines de l'énergie, du transport, de l'environement et des secteurs industriels de l'administration. Le secteur de la billettique fait partie de ces activités mais ne semble pas être une priorité compte tenu du peu d'informations disponibles sur le site web.

thales THALES
The transport department of this group is present in the ticketing activity since the late sixties (long known under the name CGA). It proposes pieces of equipment and integrated systems based upon the various technologies available on the market.

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WAYFARER Technologies
Supplier and manufacturer of pieces of equipment and systems for public transport having a solid base in UK. It is one of the oldest player on this market.
Its master product remains a multifunction driver console for buses. Most ticket technologies are used with a paper/contactless mix preference.

Wayfarer is now part of the Parkeon group to which they bring on board equipment technology and experience.
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
Public tansport network of the city of ADELAIDE in South Australia.
The current ticketing system is based on the use of magnetic tickets in Edmonson format low coercitivity. The system is 100% multimodal and automatic providing a 2 hours travel allowance for all journeys except for the short distance ticket called "2 sections" which does not featured any capability to transfer.
(02/2009)

translink BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Public tansport network of the city of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.
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FRANCE, Railways
French railways.

metrotas HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
Public transport network of TASMANIA Australia.
The current magnetic system (Edmonson in Hobart & LAUNCESTON and Credit card in Burnie) is being replaced by a system based on the usage of contactless cards and paper tickets. The use of paper tickets induces the non possibility to accomodate automatic transfers.There is a real evolution with the introduction of the contactless cards and a step back with the replacement of magnetic single tickets by plain paper tickets.
(02/2009)
octopus

HONG KONG, CHINA
Established in 2005, Octopus Holdings Limited is owned by the major transport operators in Hong Kong, and is the holding company of Octopus Cards Limited, the operator of the world's leading contactless smartcard payment system.

mtr HONG KONG, CHINA
The MTR Corporation was established in 1975 as the Mass Transit Railway Corporation with a mission to construct and operate, under prudent commercial principles, an urban metro system to help meet Hong Kong's public transport requirements. The sole shareholder was the Hong Kong Government.
The ticketing system in Hong Kong uses contactless cards (OCTOPUS), magnetic tickets (credit card size) and fareboxes. The fare structure is based on the Tag-on/Tag-off principle for the parts of the network (metro & railway) which are closed, while on board Buses and Trams the situation is Tag-on only and you pay the fare displayed at the time you board. On the old tram line, you pay a flat fare as you exit. If you pay cash you use the farebox. For a purist, one may regret that all this is not very homogeneous but it does not seem to bother to much the passengers.
(01/2009) .

transportlondon LILLE, FRANCE
Subsidiary of KEOLIS group since 1999, TRANSPOLE operate the public transport network of the city of LILLE and attached suburbubs. It is one of the rare network to have three modes of transport with metro, bus and tramways. The metro is the first VAL (fully automatic underground) implemented.
The ticketing system is based on paper tickets and cards. No automation whatsoever for the validation of tickets and control of transfers. (02/2009)
transportlondon LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
You are at the right place to get any information about London transport. Number of these information can be found in several languages.
The ticketing in London uses paper tickets (single tickets without transfers), magnetic tickets (credit card size with central magstripe) and contactless cards called OYSTER (Mifare). Despite serious marketing and important fare advantage, the OYSTER card stays at 80% of passengers. Only the OYSTER card is multimodal, consequently 20% of passengers do not benefit from multimodality. The fare structure is Tag-on/Tag-off on a zone organisation for the underground and a number of railway stations. On board the buses in the city center it is a flat fare.
(10/2007)
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LYON, FRANCE
Public tansport network of the city of LYON.
The ticketing system is based on high coercitivity magnetic tickets, Edmonson size and contacless cards (CALYPSO & Mifare). The system is a fully automatic multimodal system where casual users benefit from the same facilities as the contactless card holders thanks the magnetic tickets. The system in place before this one was using tickets in plain paper inducing a 20% fraud level
(07/2009) .

marseille MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Public tansport network of the city of MARSEILLE in France.
The current ticketing system is based on magnetic tickets in credit card size. It is in the process of being replaced by a 100% contacless cards.
(12/2008)
metlink MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Public tansport network of the city of MELBOURNE in Victoria, Australia.
nice

NICE, FRANCE
Public transport network of NICE in France.
The ticketing system is based on magnetic tickets in credit card size high coercitivity and contactless cards (CALYPSO). The system is in service since 2000.
(08/2008)

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PARIS, FRANCE
Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens carries 75% of urban public transport passengers in France. Means of transportation include underground, rail, tramways, buses and funicular.
The ticketing system in Paris in one of the oldest in the world. Magnetic Edmonson LoCo tickets are still in use for all casual users while regular users are benefiting from NAVIGO pass, a contactless card (CALYPSO).
The combination of magnetics and contactless technology currently provides the best price/performance ratio available to acheive a fully automatic multimodal system. The disposable contactless ticket remains too costly.
(12/2008)

stif

PARIS, STIF
Authority who organizes public transport in Ile-de-France.

transperth PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Public tansport network of the city of Perth in Western Australia.
smrt

SINGAPORE
SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a premier multi-modal transport service provider with interests in Operations and Maintenance services, engineering consultancy and project management services.
The current ticketing system is based on contactless cards and fareboxes. Casual users shall use the farebox when boarding a bus and purchase a "standard ticket" when entering the rail system which is a closed system. The "standard ticket" is in fact a contactless card which is recycled through automatic vending machines. The fare structure is based on a Tag-on/Tag-off principle, including the buses: casual users do not benefit from multimodalidity.
(02/2009)

Transitlink

SINGAPORE
TransitLink is a service company set up by SBS Transit and SMRT to develop a fully integrated public transport system.
TransitLink is also EZ-Link's partner in managing existing and new public transport operators to accept the ez-link card as a means of payment for bus and train fares. TransitLink is the master load agent of EZ-Link to manage all top up channels within the transport environment.
The current ticketing system is based on contactless cards and fareboxes. Casual users shall use the farebox when boarding a bus and purchase a "standard ticket" when entering the rail system which is a closed system. The "standard ticket" is in fact a contactless card which is recycled through automatic vending machines. The fare structure is based on a Tag-on/Tag-off principle, including the buses: casual users do not benefit from multimodalidity.
(02/2009)

tisseo TOULOUSE, FRANCE
Public tansport network of the city of TOULOUSE in France.
The ticketing system is based on magnetic tickets in credit card size high coercitivity and contactless cards. The system also accomodates parkings for a park and ride functionnality.
(08/2008)
ztm WARSAW, POLAND
Public tansport network of the city of WARSAW in Poland
The ticketing system is based on high coercitivity magnetic tickets, Edmonson size and contacless cards (Mifare). The system is a fully automatic multimodal system where casual users benefit from the same facilities as the contactless card holders thanks the magnetic tickets.Magnetic tickets are protected agaisnt forgery by a very efficient function of the system.
(02/2008)

 

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ASK
With over 120 million contactless products in circulation in more than 50 countries, is a worldwide leading provider of a full range of contactless devices including contactless cards, contactless paper tickets and RFID adhesive labels.

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ATMEL
Silicon chip manufacturer who manufactures chips for contactless technology. Atmel corp. designs and manufacture micro controllers and other products like capacitive sensitive displays, ASICS, memories and components for radio frequency applications.

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BemroseBooth
This company is listed here for its disposable contactless tickets.

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CALMELL GROUP
Since 1970, date of creation of the group, Calmell focused its activities on graphic products manufacturing as well as specific software and hardware developments for any access, identification and security fields.

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CALYPSO
Paris, FRANCE, CALYPSO parents are the european project ICARE between 1996 and 1998 and the integration of the new contactless technology in a multi service environment (1998-2000). The project has been tried and proven in various urban public transports: Constance, Paris, Lisbonne, Venise and Bruxelles. Twenty six partners (in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal et Belgium) from public transport background, banking, servicing and research and development laboratories have shared their know how to develop Calypso.

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EM Microelectronic
EM Microelectronic is a semiconductor manufacturer specialized in the design and production of ultra low power, low voltage integrated circuits for battery-operated and field-powered applications in consumer, automotive and industrial areas. We have over 30 years experience in the design of IC processing analog and digital signals simultaneously. Our product portfolio encompasses RFID circuits, smart cards, ultra-low power microcontrollers, power management, LCD drivers and displays, sensor and opto-electronic ICs, mixed-mode arrays and standard analog ICs.

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FeliCa par SONY
FeliCa is a contactless IC card technology developed by Sony. As the name stemming from the word "felicity" suggests, the system was born to make daily living easier and more convenient. The card is difficult to forge/reconstruct, and allows to send/receive data at high speed and with high security.

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FLEISCHHAUER
With more than 50 years’ worth of experience Fleischhauer is one of today’s leading producers of tickets for automatic identification and access control systems. Thanks to our many years of work with magnetic striping, bar-coding, encoding and RFID we have in-depth know-how of every kind of data-carrier technology.

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Gemalto
Gemplus and Axalto create Gemalto mid 2006. Gemalto activities range from the development of software applications through the design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports and tokens, to the deployment of managed services for our customers.

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HUMMEL
German company specialised in printing which proposes card personalisation services and disposable contactless tickets.

IdcardMarket_eng IDcardMarket.com
American company distributing RFID tags under a large variety of packages: cards, token, kay rings, watches etc...
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Infineon
Infineon Technologies focuses on the three main areas: Energy Efficiency, Communications and Security. Therefore it offers semiconductors and system solutions for automotive, industrial electronics, chip card and security as well as applications in communications. Particularly, Infineon supplies chips for contactless cards.

magnadata_eng MAGNADATA
This company is listed here as a supplier of disposable tickets.
Melexis_eng MELEXIS
Chip manufacturer proposing integrated circuits to interface with the 13.56Mhz.
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MIFARE.net
MIFARE is a trademark of NXP Semiconductors. With more than 1 billion smart card ICs and 7 million reader components sold, MIFARE is a technology that has been selected for most contactless smart card projects and therefore, became the most successful brand within the automatic fare collection industry. In addition, the MIFARE product portfolio includes specific products that are the perfect solution for other applications such as loyalty, road tolling, access management and gaming.

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NXP, Founded by Philips
NXP is a leading semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 31,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of USD 6.3 billion (including the Mobile & Personal business) in 2007. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, mobile phones, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices.

paragon_eng PARAGON
Magnetic ticket manufacturer since over 30 years Paragon is also proposing personalisation of contactless cards and RFID labels and tags.
rcd_eng RCD technology
American company manufacturing RFID tags under various shapes. For the field of application that is interesting us here, this company manufactures cards and disposable tickets using chips from various origins.
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Sagem Orga
This company manufactures contactless cards and disposables contactless tickets.

Smatres_eng SMARTRES
Smart Res produces RFID tags with an exclusive inlay-less process, by laying a insulated copper wire directly on the substrate using custom designed and built machinery based entirely on our patented technology.
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STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with net revenues of US$10.0 billion in 2007. STMicroelectronics was created in 1987 by the merger of SGS Microelettronica of Italy and Thomson Semiconducteurs of France. In the wireless arena, ST and NXP merged their key wireless semiconductor operations into a joint venture, ST-NXP Wireless, in which ST owns an 80% share, which is a top three supplier to the mobile handset industry.

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VANSKEE
Leading Card & RFID manufacturer, originally from Taiwan, in 125 KHz, 13.56 MHz and 915 MHz internationally
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