CDE range offers a cost effective contactless solution
The CDE-1000 is a contactless card dispenser, designed for applications where card capture is not needed and the length of the unit is critical.
The CD card dispenser series covers a diverse range of applications from plastic and paper credit card size to pull-tab, break-open style tickets and scratch cards. Utilising the CD-1000 range dispensing technology and combining it with contactless capability, not only minimises unit length but is also an extremely cost effective solution. Offering only the essential features required to dispense and encode a card.
Error-free dispensing. No problem!
These dispensers have an excellent reputation for high quality and reliability throughout the world in a variety of applications including transportation, gaming and telecommunications.
Both drop vend or bezel vend options are available, and when used with a bezel the card can be re-inserted into the unit (for example: a card credit re-charge scenario). The unit can then be supplied either ready for customer antenna/interface integration, or fully ready with an RS-232 controlled Mifare interface.
It’s that simple.
Paperless rail travel within the next eight years?
The move is part of plans to push Britain towards a cashless, paperless society in which people use cards or mobile phones to pay for restaurant meals, checking in at airports – and everything in between.
Paper train tickets will become extinct and commuters will have to use smart phones under plans unveiled by ministers. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/12075299/End-of-the-paper-train-ticket-as-railways-go-paperless.html>
The new ticketing system would “improve the experience” of travelling by rail. The rail industry wants to respond to the needs of their customers and understands the importance of modernising train tickets so that passengers are no longer reliant on the old orange paper format.
They are in the early stages of exploring how passengers could pay for and store tickets on their contactless credit or debit cards as part of a wider aim to improve the experience of rail passengers and move towards smarter types of ticket.
But what about those less ‘tech savvy’ commuters amongst us?
Do you think we will see an end to our iconic orange tickets?
Will Paper tickets become a thing of the past?
Why Cash is still King
Cash remains the most popular form of payment, with 57% of people preferring to use notes and coins to cards, according to research.
The importance of cash is often overlooked, but it plays a crucial role in the short-term financial planning for many people.
Consumers are likely to spend less when they hand over cold hard cash versus swiping plastic, since cash feels more like real money. When you have tangible money in your hand and you can physically feel it depleting each time you spend, you are much more likely to notice how much you are spending and be more careful about it.
There are also many drawbacks of regularly using credit and debit cards. Ultimately, they encourage you to spend more than you intended to. Yes…. we’ve all done it! But with cash, spending requires a physical action – actually going to an ATM (and viewing your depleting account balance) prior to entering the store to make your purchase. Oh, the guilt!
Cash has one very clear advantage over using a credit card: If you buy something on your credit card, chances are you’re only making the minimum payment each month. It might take years for you to pay off the balance for a single purchase.
When you swipe plastic, retailers often ask for additional information such as your post code and email address so they can bombard you with offers and news later. Annoying isn’t it! But with cash, you are less likely to receive hundreds of email marketing and when retailers don’t have your email or mailing address, that information can’t be stolen in a data breach.
Cash is certainly KING!
Intelligence and Security Key in Transportation Sector
When it comes to paying for public transport, payment methods have evolved immensely over the years.
First, there was cash (obviously), but when that was too inconvenient and too expensive for the consumer, in came paper tickets, quickly followed by the magnetic strip ticket. Each of these advancements in payment methods was designed to make the process faster, easier, and more secure for everyone.
Well, the latest incarnation of the payment method that travellers are using for public transport involves the use of smart cards. In some markets smart cards that are supplied to the end user are becoming more valuable, requiring more security during the periods before they are issued to the end user.
At Asahi Seiko, we have developed the secure cassette for the SCD smart card solution to give customers peace of mind, ensuring that cards are kept secure from the point of loading to the point of dispensing.
This of course means accountability for the customer where physical card security is a concern, but in built intelligence in the card issuing system alongside physical security measures in the hardware itself is key.
The new secure cassette for the SCD offers both aspects! View our product here >