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HID Transforms Ticket Validation and Fare Collection Process


The VAL150 incorporates HID TripTick technology to seamlessly read and validate a wide range of ticket types, including barcode/QR codes, closed-loop transit cards and open-loop contactless EMV payments via a single interface.

The HID VAL150 Platform Ticket Validator, is the latest innovation from HID in mass transit ticket validation. The VAL150 is an open architecture validator featuring a multimedia ticket reader capable of processing barcodes, QR codes, closed loop transit cards, and open loop contactless EMV payments. The validator is integrated with a Linux computer and housed in a weatherproof casing, making it suitable for various outdoor public transportation environments.

This state-of-the-art ticket validator is currently used by the Milwaukee County Transit System on its CONNECT 1 BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) stations as part of the WisGo fare collection system powered by Umo Mobility, part of Cubic Transportation Systems.

Riders want to board quickly and easily, which means validating tickets and paying fares on a multimedia validator before boarding. This streamlined process enhances satisfaction for both riders, agencies and operators by accommodating various ticket types, catering to diverse preferences and eliminating onboard cash handling, reducing costs and fraud risks.

By modernizing fare collection, agencies and operators not only provide passengers with a frictionless way to pay and board, but also contribute to increased ridership.

This unified functionality, combined with high performance barcode/QR code reading, makes the validator quick and intuitive to use. The VAL150’s weatherproof (IP55) and impact resistant (IK09) design enables the validator to operate continuously in outdoor settings. Built on the same open architecture as HID’s onboard ticket validator (VAL100), the VAL150 offers additional benefits for integrators. It offers efficient utilization of existing HID VAL100 applications, saving time and development efforts.

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