Vix Pulse is a high-performance, secure, reliable and auditable AFC and transit payments solution that is shaping the future of transit as well the passenger experience.
A number of business and technology trends are impacting public transport and fare collection and driving change and innovation. Wireless communications such as 4G and WiFi mean data can flow increasingly in real time, while cloud computing is making effectively limitless computing and storage capacity increasingly cost effective and secure. With over 90 per cent of the population owning a smartphone in many markets, mobile is becoming the core of the transit experience for many users. The penetration of contactless EMV and other open payment options is increasing rapidly and provides transit operators and passengers with more options to pay for transport directly or through account-based ticketing. Transit is also facing increasing focus on value for money and customers expecting a better experience, and increasing challenge from alternative service providers.
Vix Pulse was designed to take advantage of these business and technology changes. The Vix Pulse platform supports account-based ticketing, open payments and closed loop card-based ticketing in a single highly configurable package. Sophisticated financial management including transit clearing house capabilities are also a core part of the solution. Vix Pulse’s functionality is enhanced with a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) simplifying integration with a wide range of devices and business and fare calculation systems. The platform can be deployed within customer data centres or be deployed in the cloud. Vix Pulse delivers unrivalled real-time performance and scalability. The open architecture ensures it is ready to meet changing demands seamlessly as transit needs continue to evolve.
The benefits for our customers include unified system management and configuration across multiple fare models and transit modes, market leading security models, reduced lifetime cost and simplified API-driven integration with third-party services. In addition, localised compliance for technical and legal requirements is delivered building on our years of successful implementations.
Our commitment to Vix Pulse means our customers can provide the best transit experience today and a continued future of a better customer journey.
Vix Technology has been partnering Rome’s public transport authority (ATAC) on automated fare collection for 15 years, building off a €60M investment in the region from 2000-2009 to build an AFC system supporting the Metrebus scheme.