UXBRIDGE, U.K., February 11, 2016 – Xerox today introduced an intelligent, transportation ticket gate that uses three-dimensional (3D) scanning to accurately distinguish between valid passengers and tailgating fare dodgers – something that systems based on infrared sensing devices find difficult to do.
“Today’s busy transportation systems require passenger-ticketing gates that enable rapid and easy access by valid passengers, but that just as effectively impede fraudulent fare dodgers - Xerox’s new ticket gate addresses both of these needs,” said Jo van Onsem, group president, International Public Sector, Xerox. “For example, it can accurately distinguish between passengers loaded with luggage and a person attempting to pass unnoticed behind them – a common tactic of fare evaders.”
The gate features an LED strip bordering glass doors that changes colour to indicate to travellers whether the gate is operational, their ticket has been validated or rejected. When a fare dodger is detected, an audible or visual signal warns security officers.
Designed for closed transport networks, the gate is modular, working with all ticketing formats including magnetic, contactless, NFC-enabled phone, or barcodes. This new generation equipment also meets privacy protection requirements.
To ensure passenger safety the gate automatically opens if it detects an item, such as skis or a baby pushchair, stuck in the doors.
Designed, developed and manufactured in France, the new Xerox gate is currently being piloted by SNCF at Marseille Saint Charles railway station as part of a tender that has yet to be awarded.
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Robert Corbishley, Xerox
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