E-ticketing machines able to store data
October 18, 2017 12:54 am
The Fiji Bus Operators Association have revealed that the E-ticketing machines are enabled to ensure it stores data and processes it even without an internet connection.
FBOA President Richard Lal says they’ve worked with Vodafone to ensure that the data is stored correctly for the both the commuter and bus owner.
“The machine will store whatever data is put into it using your E-transport card and if connectivity is not there, the bus, when the bus gets in the area where there is connectivity, that information then is downloaded from the machine to the back office.”
Internet connectivity was reported as an earlier issue for buses travelling in rural remote areas where in some instances the card wasn’t able to be read by the E-ticketing machines.
According to recent Vodafone statistics, more than 600 thousand E-cards have been registered with over 417 thousand of them actively in use.