London, UK (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
At the Transport Ticketing 2014 Conference and Expo today, Vix Technology was announced as the winner of the prestigious Transport Ticketing Technology of the Year. The award recognizes continuing advancements in the fare collection system Vix Technology originally designed and operates for Salt Lake Citys UTA (Utah Transit Authority). The award recognizes the advances in applying contactless payment technologies, including support of prepaid contactless card products into the open-payment, electronic fare collection platform called Vix eO (easy and open). The new product is called UTA FAREPAY and is added to the list of existing payment types. Vix continues to leverage advanced contactless technology and the eO system enables riders to pay their fares not only with cards issued by the UTA, the FAREPAY prepaid card, but also with student and employee ID cards, bank-issued credit cards, ISIS mobile wallet and Google Wallets. This new technology is widely available as part of Vix global open payment fare collection offering based on commercially available off the shelf software components.
“UTA is excited to hear that Vix has been chosen for MasterCards Transport Technology of the Year award. It is a reflection on Vixs unique open systems approach and the extensibility of the Vix eO platform architecture to be able to handle new payment methods for transit, such as pre-paid cards, so easily. We are eager to continue to work with Vix and the industry as we strive to continually make it easier to pay for and improve the overall transit rider experience,” said Clair Fiet, UTAs Chief Technology Officer.
The benefits of the Vix eO account-based fare collection system are: