Smart cities implement information and communication technologies to improve sustainability, create efficiencies, and enhance economic development and the quality of life in local communities. With open payment, transport providers and especially mass transit operators contribute to the development of this new type of urban areas.
Open payment technology is changing the way we travel by swapping paper-based tickets for NFC-enabled devices such as bank cards and mobile phones. No pre-registration is required – travelers just tap the validator to enter and exit, then the system automatically calculates the best-value ticket for them at the end of their journey, whether it be a single trip, day pass or multi-day card. Processing open payment transactions are up to four times cheaper than issuing paper tickets and occasional closed-loop cards. It also reduces cash handling.
Ingenico’s Open/1500 and Open/2500 belong to a new generation of unattended devices blending the best of the transport and payment worlds. Easily integrating into bus and tram validators, station gates and turnstiles, these readers support all NFC devices: closed- or open-loop cards and smartphones. The Open series meets both transport industry requirements in terms of speed and durability, and the highest payment security standards (PCI-PTS v5.1).