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    Automatic Fare Collection System (AFC) is one of basic station equipment that consists of automatic gate machine, ticket vending machine and ticket checking machine. In this application,
    stable and integrated platforms are necessarily to keep passenger flow run smoothly at peak
    hours; at the same time, all data will be gathered and transmitted into center.

    Automatic Fare Collection System

    Automatic Fare Collection system solutions is integral to the business functionality of industries pertaining to public transport. For any facility that requires automatic gate machines, ticket vending machine, and ticket checking machine, our state-of-art solutions proves to be a perfect fit. It is a cost-effective solution, easy to deploy, integrate, and offers hassle-free accessibility to third party systems as well.

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    Automatic fare collection systems

    An automated fare collection (AFC) system is the collection of components that automate the ticketing system of a public transportation network - an automated version of manual fare collection. An AFC system is usually the basis for integrated ticketing.


    System description

    AFC systems often consist of the following components (the "tier" terminology is common, but not universal):

    Tier 0 - Fare media
    Tier 1 - Devices to read/write media
    Tier 2 - Depot/station computers
    Tier 3 - Back office systems
    Tier 4 - Central clearing house

    In addition to processing electronic fare media, many AFC systems have equipment on vehicles and stations that accepts cash payment in some form.


    Fare media

    AFC systems originated with tokens or paper tickets dispensed by staff or from self-service vending machines. These have generally been replaced with magnetic stripe cards. Since their introduction in 1997 with the Octopus card in Hong Kong, contactless smart cards have become the standard fare media in AFC systems, though many systems support multiple media types. More recently, contactless smart cards from bank networks have been seen more frequently in AFC.


    Devices to read/write media

    These take numerous forms, including:

    Unattended devices are often called "validators", a term which originated with devices that would stamp a date/time onto paper tickets to provide proof of valid payment for a conductor.

    • Ticket office terminals - where a media holder can purchase a right to travel from staff in an office, or enquire as to the value and travel rights associated with the media
    • Ticket vending machines - where a media holder can purchase a right to travel from a self-service machine, or enquire as to the value and travel rights associated with the media
    • Fare gate - often used in a train station so a media holder can gain access to a paid area where travel services are provided
    • Stand-alone validator - used to confirm that the media holds an appropriate travel right, and to write the usage of the media onto the media for later verification (e.g. by a conductor/inspector). Often used in proof-of-payment systems.
    • On-vehicle validator - used by a media holder to confirm travel rights and board a vehicle (e.g. bus, tram, train)
    • Inspector/conductor device - used by staff such as a conductor to verify travel rights

    Depot/station computers

    Used to concentrate data communications with devices in a station or bus depot. Common in older AFC systems where communication lines to upper tiers were slow or unreliable. Back office Servers and software to provide management and oversight of the AFC system. Usually includes:

    • Fare management - changing of fares and fare products
    • Media management - support for blacklisting of lost/stolen media
    • Reporting - periodic reports on performance of the AFC system, financial details and passenger movements

    Clearing house

    UIn environments where multiple system operators share common, interoperable media, a central system similar to those used in stock exchanges can be used to provide financial management and other services to the operators such as:

    1. Clearing and settling of funds
    2. Common reporting
    3. Apportionment of revenue between operators