The vHGS has enabled us to provide a higher quality of service for our clients at a lower cost. Cubic was responsible for the development of the system and we intend to continue to develop its capabilities.
Innotrans, Berlin (PRWEB) September 23, 2014
Cubic Transportation Systems has successfully extended its service and maintenance contract for the eTicket backoffice system for one of the largest transport consulting and services companies in Germany, the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegesellschaft mbH (rms). Developed by Cubic in December 2011, the area-wide multi-tenant central system (vHGS) contract extends the relationship until 2017, providing the opportunity for continuity and further development.
Stefan Jacobs, managing director of Cubic Germany, said, “The development of the vHGS was a real challenge. So far, it is the biggest system of its kind in Germany with more than 70 transportation companies with over 400 ticket office point-of-sale terminals using the system. The vHGS is a very solid and robust system and we are delighted that rms appreciates the quality of our work and has renewed the contract.”
The sales terminal in Cubic’s backoffice is the only one in the German market that is certified by the VDV-Kernapplikation GmbH & Co.KG (Association of German Transport Companies) (VDV KA), the German e-ticket standards body.
Systems meeting the German eTicket standards set a new level of performance by enabling the secure use of any Internet-connected PC for contactless smart card e-ticket issuance in a sales office. Previous systems required smart card readers containing an expensive and proprietary security application module. With the new lower cost systems pioneered by Cubic, smaller transportation agencies and partners can provide a wide range of ticketing services and improve customer service more affordably without buying expensive dedicated ticketing systems.
Jörg Puzicha, managing director of Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegesellschaft mbH said, “The vHGS has enabled us to provide a higher quality of service for our clients at a lower cost. Cubic was responsible for the development of the system and we intend to continue to develop its capabilities.”
At Innotrans in Berlin (September 23-26, 2014), the partners on the project, RMV, rms, and Cubic, will share a boothcalled “Mobilität RheinMain” (“Mobility RheinMain”) in Hall 2.1, booth 204/205.
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travellers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.
Every year, more than 24 billion transportation payment transactions are processed using Cubic payment and information systems worldwide. Cubic has delivered over 20 regional back office operations which together integrate over 130 transport operators and serve over 38 million people every day in major markets around the world. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at http://www.cubic.com/.
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