Because many transit operators around the world that operate smart card fare systems still accept fare payment in cash from a percentage of their passengers, and because securing that cash continues to be a strategic concern, BEA developed and manufactures a rugged and reliable yet very affordable farebox that accepts fare payments by both coins and by smart card. The farebox will print and validate bar coded printed paper transfer. In instances where cash fares can be restricted to coins, such as Canada with its one-dollar and two-dollar coins, such a farebox that does not require an expensive bill acceptor/validator is ideally suited to Canadian needs.
Designed for the North American market to accept coin and smart card fare payment
Electronically issues and tracks transfers for cash fare passengers
Print and read bar coded printed paper transfer.
Integrated cash and smart card revenue reporting streams
Multiple serial port flexibility
Infrared or Wi-Fi data upload/download available
Interlocked cashbox security