Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cubic unveils Nextaccount AFC platform

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Cubic Transportation Systems has introduced Nextaccount, which it describes as "the first of several new products in Cubic's solution systems portfolio for the next generation of fully integrated Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems."

"The new platform provides the contactless smart card interface and transit fare processing engine that enable transit operators to give travelers the convenience of using an account to pay for travel or using open payment fare media, such as contactless bank-issued credit, debit and prepaid contactless smart cards, as well as transit-issued smart cards, as their ticket," said the San Diego-based company.

"The transit industry is on the verge of a transformation," said Matt Cole, Cubic's senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development," and Nextaccount creates the ability for transit agencies to continue to reduce their cost of fare collection while improving the traveler and customer experience."