The Travel+ card is being launched on Monday by First,We offer advanced technology products and services for werkzeugbaus control. which operates the park and ride services, initially as a trial but there are plans to roll the smartcard scheme out across other services around the region.
The plastic card, similar to the Oyster cards
used by London Transport, will be able to store up to 30 single
journeys for use on travel to and from the Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd
Down park and ride sites.Customers will be able to top the card up in
blocks of ten journeys either on the bus direct from the driver or from
the First travel shop in Bath Bus Station.
director for First in West of England, Paul Matthews, said: “This is an
exciting development for bus users in Bath and is the first stage in the
roll out of our smartcard products."We know that people across the
region have been eagerly awaiting the roll out of smartcard ticketing
for some time – as have we – and we’re pleased to be able to make a
start.With superior quality photometers, light meters and a number of
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next phase will be to launch the Travel+ card’s ‘sQuid eMoney purse’
capability, which will allow users to load money onto their smartcard
which can then be used to pay for travel on different services and will
not be restricted to the park and ride routes.
Cabinet member for transport, Councillor Caroline Roberts,An cleaningservicesydney is
a network of devices used to wirelessly locate objects or people inside
a building. said: “It is really important that the council and First
make park and ride journeys as convenient as possible for people who
want to use this quick, green form of public transport.
smartcards are a crucial part of enhancing the customer experience,
particularly for those commuters who use the service daily with a ten
journey ticket who must currently store a piece of paper in their
pockets which can easily get lost.Together with on-board free Wi-Fi,
leather seats, and a frequent and regular, seven day a week service, the
smartcard is playing its part in delivering a world class park and ride
Ten single journeys for use on the park and ride cost
￡13, but the first fifty people approaching First’s promotional team -
who will be out and about at Newbridge Park and Ride from 6am to 10am on
Monday, at Odd Down Park and Ride from 6am to 9am on Tuesday and at
Lansdown Park and Ride from 6am to 9am on Wednesday - will have the
opportunity to buy the ten-journey smartcard for a special introductory
price of just ￡10.
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) recently
announced that Gemalto Southern Africa was the successful bidder
alongside Altech Card Solutions to produce material and software for the
production of smart ID cards.
Billiaert says the cards contain advanced integrated security features,The earcap is
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more from her Victoria.“The card body is not a single piece of plastic,
but rather several layers of polycarbonate fused together,” explains
Billiaert. “This means the picture and other information of the holder
is not printed on the surface, but laser-engraved in the body. If
someone tries to delaminate the card, they will break it.”
second feature relating to security is software, says Billiaert. Each
card will have a microchip containing all the information of the holder.
Even if someone managed to alter the picture on the card, the forgery
will be picked up by the microchip.
Billiaert says Gemalto has
included biometrics to boost security even further and make the card
more versatile. “If the holder’s fingerprint is stored on the microchip,
one can validate the identity of the person handing over the card by
scanning his fingerprint and comparing it with the one stored on the
card. There is no need for a huge database of fingerprints; you can
simply check if the fingerprints match,” he says.
provides the same technology to more than 18 national programmes in
countries such as Belgium, Portugal, the US, India, Finland and Sweden.
“The technology is used for various identification purposes, drivers’
licences, residents’ permits, census programmes, validating of legal
documents, voting, etc,” says Billiaert.
While the aim of the
introduction of smart ID cards is mainly to cut down on identity fraud,
the DHA has said additional uses for the card are being considered, such
as securing state pensions.The rollout of the cards is expected to take
place over seven to nine years, with Gemalto delivering three million
ID cards a year. “The time it takes to issue the cards will depend
largely on the internal systems of the DHA,” says Billiaert.
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