LOW COST SMARTCARD TICKETING USING RFID.
Issuing season ticket, one time usage ticket, or any kind of ticket which need to issue daily become a massive process which require man power and assistance. The smart card ticketing is an alternative solution for this massive process. The electronic ticket or E-Ticket described here is the new approach to replace the traditional ticketing system. The main advantage of wireless smart card based ticket is, that it can be used repeatedly as per the charging. The ticket can be issue such as one time use, one-day use or even one month or so.
The electronic ticket card is programmed for specific usage period. It can be used as regular traveling ticket where it access with existing ticket machine to issue ticket. The RFID based ticket is an electronic solution for getting / issuing tickets in a busy line. The printing machine attached to the base reader unit will issue the printed form of ticket to the user. Once the card is used, the card is updated with time, usage, ID etc. If it is one-day useable card, the card will lock automatically after one use. The central monitor station can monitor the usage of each card on time. The main advantage of such RFID based cards is , it can be charges by the user with an automatic charger unit with appropriate usage points such as one time , multiple use etc.
The ticket options available as:
Â¢ Period pass ( day, week, monthÂ¦)
Â¢ Tourist / visitor pass (could be distributed in advance, or by hotels)
Â¢ Conference delegate pass.
Â¢ hop on hop off.
Â¢ Multiple product (single or multiple)
The tickets can be used : DATA OPTIONS.
Â¢ Number of rides.
Â¢ Time based.
Â¢ Area/zone validity.
Â¢ Specific journey.
The ticket has active super RFID with data storage, printed antenna, and battery .The super active two way RFID equipped in the ticket is capable to receive data and transfer updated data to the reader. The reader has active RFID with processor and other interface unit to external gadgets such as printer, keyboard, PC, etc. The recharge point has PC, MCU, and RF units. The command transported from the PC is read and store in the ticket. On every usage the up dated data also stored in the ticket after the specific usages, the user can re-charge the ticket it the charger point.
In the system one ticket, one base reader with PC interface is provided additional reader can be added as per choice.