Using the Railway Mobile Terminals in the Process of Validation and Vending Tickets

Using the Railway Mobile Terminals in the Process of Validation and Vending Tickets

Marko Horvat (Croatian Railways Ltd., Croatia) and Mario Zagar (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2006040102
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Abstract

This article describes the functional and technical side of Railways Ltd. mobile terminals project. The advantage of mobile terminals lies in the greater efficiency of railway tickets vending, the control and real-time supervision of complete process of vending tickets in the country. Mobile terminals allow railway conductors to automatically vend and verify tickets. Also, information about each sold ticket is transmitted wirelessly via GSM/GRPS in real time or near real time. The information about sold tickets is received by the central server and stored in the main database. The data are available for analysis and report making.

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