LONDON, U.K., Oct. 29, 2018 — Conduent Transportation, a business unit of Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT), in partnership with IT services provider Sigmax, has been selected by RET N.V., one of the largest regional public transport companies in the Netherlands, to implement a new automated fare collection system in the city of Rotterdam.
The contract will see the deployment of 1,700 Conduent VPE 430 smart-card ticket validators, integrated with Sigmax’s software, on all RET trams and buses. These new validators will enable RET to expand its range of payment methods; in addition to the Dutch OV Chipkaart public transport payment card, customers will also be able to use contactless bank cards and smartphones with barcode or near-field communication (NFC).
“This next-generation fare collection technology will enhance our infrastructure, enabling us to offer our customers a better and more seamless experience right across the city of Rotterdam,” said Jolanda van Barneveld, manager, OV Chipkaart, RET.
No matter what form the ticket takes – paper, card or digital – the Conduent VPE 430 validator completes the validation in exactly the same way, using an innovative check-in/check-out experience.
“As customers become more and more connected, transport operators have the opportunity to enhance their fare collection offerings,” said Mick Slattery, CEO, Conduent Transportation. ”The Conduent VPE 430 validator allows public transport operators, like RET, to offer their customers a range of the latest means of ticket validation.”
The new validator meets the level of robustness and reliability required for a mass transit environment with a highly resistant colour screen.
“Sigmax’s collaboration with Conduent means that we can offer RET’s customers a more user-friendly public transport experience,” said Leo van den Ende, CEO, Sigmax.
Installation of the new Conduent validators will begin in spring 2019.
Conduent Transportation is a leading provider of public transportation and mobility solutions – including electronic toll collection, parking management, and advanced transit and safety systems – that offer automated, analytics-based and personalised services for government agencies and their constituents. The company has been helping transportation clients for more than 40 years and operates in 27 countries.
Conduent creates digital platforms and services for businesses and governments to manage millions of interactions every day for those they serve. We are leveraging the power of cloud, mobile and IoT, combined with technologies such as automation, cognitive and blockchain to elevate every constituent interaction, driving modern digital experiences that are more efficient, helpful and satisfying.
Conduent’s differentiated offerings touch millions of lives every day, including two-thirds of all insured patients in the U.S. and nearly nine million people who travel through toll systems daily. Whether it’s digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning – Conduent serves a majority of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 500 government entities. Learn more at www.conduent.com.
Sigmax empowers professionals with efficient software and ICT solutions. We deliver future-proof IT and infrastructure for small and medium-sized businesses, and develop innovative software solutions for mobile devices and PCs. Our extensive software customer base spans more than 150 municipalities, all public transport providers in the Netherlands and many businesses in the security branch and field service sector.
Software for digital enforcement and supervisory tasks
Sigmax Law Enforcement is known for its digital enforcement software for municipalities and public transport. OVPocket (Public Transport Pocket) is our quick and efficient solution to check tickets and issue fines, and is used by all the public transport providers in the Netherlands. Based on OVPocket, our new software solutions support the check-in/check-out process and expand the ways of payment on trams and buses for customers. Learn more at www.sigmax.nl/en.