Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. is providing new capabilities for the Cubic designed Tri-Reader to enable an all-in-one reader that will process bank cards, prepaid cards and smart card-enabled mobile phones through a software development and licensing agreement with ViVOtech, a provider of point-of-sale readers for contactless and Near Field Communication mobile phone payments.
Under the agreement, Cubic will integrate ViVOtech’s contactless payment software into the latest generation Tri-Reader platforms and will obtain type certification for MasterCard Paypass, Visa PayWave, American Express, and Discover cards, which will enable contactless bank card acceptance at Cubic fare collection devices for public transit.
With the new software, the Tri-Reader, a ISO 14443 Type A- and Type B-compliant smart card processor, will provide a single reader that will seamlessly accept contactless bank cards, prepaid products like the First Data GO-Tag solution, and emerging NFC mobile phone technology, as well as currently issued transit cards and those conforming to national transit standards.
Cubic has installed more than 60,000 Tri-Readers across 17 major markets around the world. Major fare programs such as London’s Oyster card system, Washington’s SmarTrip system, and New York/New Jersey’s SmartLink system are all supported by Tri-Reader technology.