Access-IS – a part of HID Global – recently announced that the company has enjoyed a successful launch of contactless payments across Stockholm, Sweden, working alongside public transport organisers, Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL).
Following the successful deployment of Access-IS ticket readers and validators in 2019, this latest system upgrade has seen the installation of Access-IS devices in train gates, ticket offices and bus mounted validators.
Now operating with full cEMV contactless payment capability, Stockholm’s contactless ticketing system accepts not only barcode and NFC tickets, but payments from bank and credit cards such as VISA, Mastercard and American Express. Not only does this make for efficient and dependable ticket reading, but passenger throughput is maximised at reduced operational costs.
All Access-IS transit validators and readers are non-proprietary, open architecture units. This means that the city is welcomed to use any software backend system they desire at the point of installation.
Charlotte Modig, Payments and Cards Senior Business Manager for SL Stockholm, remarked: “As we modernise our ticketing system to be leading edge, the learning curve for all involved is steep. Close co-operation between SL and Access has managed to overcome challenges and deliver a service we are all rightly proud of.”
Cliff Hunter, Head of Sales for Access-IS, added: “Our relationship with SL goes from strength to strength with a great deal learnt on all sides during this ‘the largest of its kind’ deployment of contactless transit payments.
“We champion software agnostic transit products to give operators flexibility in how they implement their mobile ticketing and payment schemes.”
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