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Xerox Unveils System for Secure, Ticketless Payment by Smartphone
How the system works
Operators would simply install near-field communication (NFC) tags provided by Xerox on their transport network. The tags are technically much simpler than most other ticketing validators. They use a patented method, developed by Xerox research and development teams based in Grenoble and Valence, France, to secure the encrypted transactions and transmit them even from places without network connectivity.
“Traditional validators require an Internet and power connection, often making it both complex and expensive for transportation operators to install,” said Jo van Onsem, Group President, International Public Sector, Xerox. “With the Xerox Seamless solution, the tags can be easily installed without either of these.”
The Xerox Seamless solution will come with a smartphone app that makes it easy for public transport customers to manage their travel. Travelers would simply download the app and register. Billing would be processed automatically, based on the trips completed on the various transport providers.