- 20,000 CityGo USB devices deployed
- Travellers can easily top-up their transport pass online from home
The Conseil Général de Côte d’Or, a French administration in the Burgundy region (200km south east of Paris) has chosen Oberthur Technologies to launch a new smart ticketing system for Transco, its public transport network. This convenient, secure and fast ticketing solution supplied and deployed by VIX Technology France, is using reloadable smart tickets as well as CityGo Calypso™ reloadable contactless cards and CityGo USB smart devices, both supplied by Oberthur Technologies.
CityGo USB is a versatile device designed for public transport. Its compact (5cm diameter) and its soft shape make it easy to grab in a bag or pocket and wave in front of a validator. It features a mini-card that contains the contactless transport application and bears the traveller’s name and picture. As a result, CityGo USB can be easily checked by controllers, as they would do with a standard transport card.
Deployment has started a few days ago with 20,000 units, the biggest deployment of smart transport devices ever. Pupils taking the Transco lines to school will receive a device free of charge, while other travellers will have the possibility to order them on the Transco e-store developed by Vix Technology.
CityGo USB’s other key innovation is its rotating casing that unveils a USB plug. The CityGo USB can thus be connected to a computer to access the transport operators’ website and perform online top-up. No need to queue up anymore! Thanks to its microSD slot, CityGo USB also becomes a mass storage device carrying personal files.
With these unique features, CityGo USB brings a lot of benefits. For transport operators, this innovative ticket dematerialisation solution increases customers’ satisfaction, decreases operating expenses and generates new sources of revenue through new services available. For travellers, CityGo USB becomes an everyday “companion” device.
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure
technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart
cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure
identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport,
health care card), production of banknotes, cheques and other fiduciary
documents, intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.
Oberthur Technologies has 6,800 employees through 40 countries and 65
sites. The Group posted 2010 sales of €979M.
About VIX Technology
Vix Technology is an international provider of market-leading products and services to both the public and private sectors. Vix Technology builds market-leading product development and services businesses that develop and operate specialised, mission-critical solutions for the payments, telecommunications and transportation industries. With offices in 10 countries and over 800 employees, Vix Technology is a truly global organisation with a diverse portfolio of product and service offerings. VIX Technology France is currently delivering similar projects to the cities of Brest, Tours, Lorient and Quimper.
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