Technology

Bytemark to offer first NFC mobile ticketing app for iOS

Posted on September 7, 2017

The Bytemark offering can coexist with existing smartcards, EMV solutions and ticketing terminals.
Bytemark
The Bytemark offering can coexist with existing smartcards, EMV solutions and ticketing terminals.Bytemark

Bytemark Inc. successfully introduced NFC ticketing on Apple iOS devices as part of its mobile ticketing offering. Creating an app-based NFC mobile fare medium on iOS has long been seen by the transport industry as the “Holy Grail” of mobile ticketing, according to the company.

The benefits are clear for agencies. They will no longer have to carry the burden and expense of managing physical fare media. Worn out cards, lost cards, TVM maintenance, and inventory management will all be consigned to the past. By making a cardless experience a reality, Bytemark is offering agencies the necessary tools to meet the demands of the connected traveler.

“Next year, next year, next year…how many times have we heard that about NFC coming to the market?,” said Micah Bergdale, CEO of Bytemark. “I am proud of the work our team has put into cracking one of the most publicized problems that NFC mobile ticketing has faced since its inception.”

The Bytemark offering can coexist with existing smartcards, EMV solutions and ticketing terminals.

However, unlike open loop solutions, account based ticketing does not require expensive EMV- and PCI-certified infrastructure. There are also no limits on fare types as it is compatible with child, senior, student, and other reduced fare programs, in addition to a standard adult fare.

This development comes swiftly after Bytemark’s UK subsidiary, ByteToken Ltd, demonstrated their groundbreaking Bluetooth ticketing solution in London. This patent-pending innovation makes it possible to open a fare gate or validate a fare without having to take your phone out of your pocket or bag. Breeze through fare gates or hop on board — the Bytemark app will handle the rest. The technology increases throughput speed and delivers a truly frictionless ticketing experience.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FTA awards $20.3M in grants to improve transit access through innovation

Twenty-five projects in 23 states will receive funding under the program.

9 startups tapped to bring cutting-edge tech to MTA, other area agencies

More than 130 companies applied to be part of this year’s program, which focuses on three topics that were jointly chosen by the participating agencies.

Milwaukee to install smart kiosks along streetcar route

The smart kiosks will be dual sided, featuring 55-inch touch screens providing curated local content in multiple languages.

MBTA equips high-ridership bus stops with real-time info tech

The solar-powered electronic ink (E Ink) signs, located at 18 bus stops in several Boston neighborhoods, provides stop-specific info.

Bytemark, AMP to supply fare payment system for Toronto's Metrolinx

The EMV Level 3-certified solution will accept both contact and contactless payments.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation