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Thales to unveil new revenue collection system

Written by Douglas John Bowen

Thales Group announced Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 it will unveil its Thales' latest generation Platform Gate Family revenue collection system" at the American Public Transportation Association Expo, being held next week in Houston.

Calling its offering “a new concept that revolutionizes the current infrared sensor approach deployed over the past 15 years by ticketing gates worldwide,” Thales is presenting its Platform Gate (PG) 600 package with “a new software controlled engine, low power consumption, LED lighting, and a 3-D camera.” The PG600 is designed to ease “passenger flow while combating ticket fraud. “

An advanced color-coded visual display, together with dynamic pictograms, tilted LCD display, and contactless target, make the information easier to understand, Thales said.

The company stressed its Platform Gate Family “is compatible with all current and proposed ticket systems. These systems include 2-D barcodes, contactless tickets and cards, EMV contactless bank cards, and NFC mobile phones. The PG600 can be accessed for maintenance via a remote wireless enabled service link. Maintenance tasks that can be conducted in this way include remote control and checking of the components, and remote PG600 can be accessed for maintenance via a remote wireless enabled service link. Maintenance tasks that can be conducted in this way include remote control and checking of the components, and remote access to e-documentation for support. The gate can be controlled for automatic and remote opening, with a differentiated control of the strength of the doors (entrance vs. exit).”

Paris-based Thales Group will display its new offering at Booth 5451 at the APTA Expo, being held in the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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