by Rose Place
18 Feb 2022
Suppliers Flowbird Transport Intelligence
Relax – Flowbird Technology is the Antidote to 3G Anxiety for Bus Operators.
Bus operators using Flowbird onboard ticket technology are future-proofed against the phasing-out of 3G communications.
Flowbird’s Way6 electronic ticket machines are 4G enabled as standard, so will not be impacted by the 3G sunset period, which will see carriers begin withdrawing support for this network. Bus operators currently using equipment relying on 3G technology could potentially face upgrade costs from their suppliers.
“When we launched the Way6 ETM we took a decision to future-proof the technology by enabling it with 4G communications as standard. We realised that fast data communication would be the bedrock for efficiency, reporting and analytics for transport operators, and that 3G would not offer a viable long-term solution for our customers.”
Flowbird’s bus consoles are at the heart of bus ticketing and payments, delivering fast processing of contactless EMV and smart cards, as well as being the hub for additional data-driven services such as bus location and driver messaging.
“4G networks provide bus operators with the bandwidth they need for the foreseeable future. For companies currently working with 3G equipment, we provide an easy route to 4G systems through our Bus Back Better offer, with 5G connectivity on the horizon as part of our technology roadmap.”
This article was originally published by Flowbird Transport Intelligence.
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