What does it do? +The Roadzter TIM 7020 is Transway’s newest and most recent Ticket Machine, or Driver’s Console. It is designed for creating paper tickets and for reading smart card tickets on buses, trams, trolleys and other Public Transport Ticketing Systems. The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticketing machine is more than just a driver’s console; It is actually a bus communication platform that supports WiFi, BT, Cellular and LAN technologies.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine is part of the larger TapNGo ticket management system, and is one of the newest and most advanced ticketing machines of its kind on the market today. As a sixth generation product, many years of experience and customer input went into the planning, development and making of the Roadzter TIM 7020.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 driver’s console (ticket issuing machine) is used by the driver to sell tickets, to validate and load passenger’s smart card tickets, and report travel data back to the company.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine (driver’s console) includes a touch screen, keyboard, printer, and smart card reader.
Where is it used? +The Roadzter TIM 7020 is an on board device, and is used on buses, trams, and trolleys.
How does it work? +The driver starts his day by going to the Driver Cashier Station in order to get credit on his Data Communication Unit (DCU), also known as a driver’s module. In the case that the transit company chooses to work on-line, and provide credit directly, this step can be skipped, and the driver starts his day by getting on the bus and activating the Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine.
The driver inserts his Data Communication Unit (DCU), also known as a driver’s module, which looks like a memory stick, but it actually has a few functions. The Data Communication Unit (DCU) acts as a security key to initiate and use the Roadzter TIM 7020 ticketing machine, an electronic wallet, and a secure database of information. The driver also needs to input his password while the driver’s module is inside, and thus initiates the session.
The driver proceeds by using the touch screen to choose his route, prints out a report that he has opened his route and can use the Roadzter TIM 7020ticketing machine for selling tickets, validating smart travel cards, adding credit and topping off smart travel cards. All ticket sales and smart card credit purchases are performed with cash. The ticket machine is designed such that the driver and passenger have separate areas. More specifically, the driver can continue using the ticket dispenser machine while passengers are validating cards, and neither will bother the other. If prompted by the dispatcher, the driver can also change to another bus line during the shift.
By taking advantage of the cellular communications capabilities, information is transferred to and from the ticket dispenser machine from the back office regularly, and at fixed times. This information includes uses of the smart travel card, driver’s details, information on new routes, updated routes, as well as loading credit to the driver’s mobile wallet. These communications are also used to update software and provide lists of rejected cards.
At the end of the shift, the driver takes the Data Communication Unit (DCU) with him. Every few days, and depending on the company policy and needs, the driver goes with the driver module to the Driver Cashier Station and closes up any debt that he holds.
What are its characteristics? +The advanced and open architecture coupled with an advanced user interface (UI) is a winning combination that is noticed and felt immediately by the drivers. The combination of a touch screen monitor and a sturdy keyboard makes for a very logical, flexible and simple to use console that is durable, robust and long lasting.
Made of reinforced plastic and metal (MIL-STD-810E), the Roadzter TIM 7020 ticketing machine is waterproof (IP54) and dustproof, shockproof, vibration-proof and can withstand extended temperatures. Its numerous sensors assure the smooth operation and continued up-time of the unit. Sensors included are end paper, paper out, printer drawer, light, temperature, DCU presence, voltage and current monitor.
The ruggedized and sunlight readable touch screen can be set to manual or automatic change for optimal flexibility. Brightness levels can set by the driver according to his preference on the high contrast and backlit screen, making it easily viewed in different light conditions and from various angles. Drivers enjoy the benefits of a 7” color display, 256K colors, WVGTA (480 X 800), backlight, LED nits 700, which all mean that the screen is easily readable, even in direct sunlight.
The separate passenger information display is conspicuous and easy to read. This is a high brightness LCD screen with backlight, 2 lines and 16 characters. The physical keyboard on the side of the touch screen makes it easy for the driver to perform intensive work and typing.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine can work in standalone mode or as a central unit that controls multiple peripheral devices, such as validators, external and internal informative displays, electric carousels and other equipment.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket printer machine enjoys a high level of security through the utilization of an advanced encryption mechanism that allows for work with the most popular existing standards, including AES256/3DES/DESx, RSA as well as unique hardware based security or SAM. Physical security is also ensured through the key required to physically remove the Roadzter TIM 7020 from its stationary place.
The driver’s smart card enables secure identification of the driver and is used to determine the start time and closing time of shifts, as well as identifying the routes.
The communications of the Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine with the back office allows for sophisticated and flexible pricing models. The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine can handle various pricing schemes, such as flat rates, zone based or distance based pricing. It is also able to deal with special pricing for different groups, such as children, students, or seniors. Smart cards with different contracts, or travel packages, coupled with special pricing for groups just mentioned are also seamlessly managed.
What are the additional options and add-ons? +Camera – Internal camera for QR barcode and to identify passengers faces and interfaces to external camera
Optional Communication Interface - 4x RS-485 / RS-232, LAN, USB 2.0, HDMI for external screen
Communication to Validators: Via RS-485 wireless
What are the benefits? +There are many benefits to incorporating the Roadzter TIM 7020 TIM ticketing machine into your public transport ticketing system. Your drivers are able to focus on their main task of driving safely from destination to destination, and less on ticket issuing. This particular benefit increases directly with the adoption rate of the smart travel card. Cash and coin payments are also more convenient with the ergonomic design of the console.
The communications capabilities with the back office allow for routine updates of rejected cards, so that your transportation company is able to minimize fraudulent use of the smart cards, which ultimately means higher revenue.
The benefits increase depending on how much the transit authority takes advantage of different capabilities. Your passengers benefit from more information being displayed in real time, which is made possible with the Roadzter TIM 7020’s capabilities as a central control unit on the vehicle.
Furthermore, by utilizing the internal GPS system, the Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine can be integrated with applications that inform passengers as to the location of the bus and estimated arrival times.
The reporting system allows management at the transport authority to make quick and informed decisions based on real time information from the field. Reports can be had for individual buses and routes, as well as more macro oriented information.
How is it unique? +The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticketing machine is physically designed as a full-fledged point of sale on the vehicle. For example, in addition to the contact-less reader, there is an additional slot for holding the ticket for longer activities, such as loading the smart card, so that the ticket is held snuggly until the activity is complete.
The Android Operating System means that any additional development can be done locally and by a third party Integrator. There is no closed or proprietary SDK involved, but rather an open Android system. Apps can be easily incorporated into the project, such as maps or trip planners. Android is an advanced operating system with updated tools that allow for easy updates and changes to the system when necessary.
The open architecture allows for flexible configurations. This means that the transportation authority is able to adhere to various compliance demands. The transit company can decide between a driver’s smart card or driver’s module / Data Communication Unit (DCU) in order to identify the driver.
The separate areas for the driver and passenger mean that passengers can validate cards while the driver is performing other activities, and neither bothers the other. The passenger oriented interface includes light indicators, keys, print outs and messages.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticketing machine comes equipped with an internal GPS module. This makes it much easier to integrate and utilize different fare based systems, particularly those that are based on zones or distance. It can also be integrated to fleet management capabilities, including updates on the location, direction and route of the buses, as well as applications that inform passengers or the dispatcher where the bus is. Navigation applications can also be easily integrated and utilized as a result of the GPS capabilities.
The built-in camera with flash offers a surplus of options, such as a smart phone barcode reader, face recognition of the driver for identification purposes, or passenger surveillance.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine comes with a standard dual core, 1.2 GHz processor with expandability to Quad Cores. Furthermore, the driver is able to run several apps concurrently. For example, the ticket machine can be performing an upgrade, using WAZE and processing a smart card ticket simultaneously.
Printing is done away from the driver, on the passenger side. The printer includes a telescopic drawer, uses thermal technology, and has multiple mechanisms in place to prevent paper jams. The paper compartment holds two (2) rolls so that there is no need to reload during a trip, and designed in such a way as to avoid paper jams. This advanced printer is quick, nimble, removable and easy to maintain. Paper jams are a thing of the past, and cleaning the printer is made seamless through a unique mechanism that prevents paper crumbs. In the case that the transit company uses special or secure paper, it is kept secure, as the drawer is secure through an electronic opening system.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine has both built in redundancy and survivability through flexible communication modes and data backup. Communication can be done through CANBAS, RS-485, RS-232 and the data is held both internally on Micro SD, as well os on the NAND flash and Data Communication Unit (DCU).
The HDMI connection can be used to present travel information to passengers, increase revenue through advertisements, or offer short films and entertainment.
The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticket machine reads the entire gamut of smart cards, including ISO-14443 A&B, Calypso ®, Mifare ®, DESfire®, and NFS. The Roadzter TIM 7020 ticketing machine also runs on different types of buses, including minibuses, as it is equipped with voltage of 9-36V.
The interface languages capabilities include up to five languages, including right to left languages.
Technical Data +
CL – 7" Color display, 262K colors, 480 x 800, backlight, LED nits 700. LCD for passengers with backlight, 2 lines, 16 characters
Resilient backlight keys for intensive work (in lieu of the touch screen) and for functional use. Located on the sides and below the Provides for easy operation by the driver. Includes passenger operated keys.
Fast thermal printer at 200 mm per second. 60 mm width. Auto paper loading and paper cutter, paper input sensor, paper level sensor, printing speed sensor and paper jam sensor.
4Gb (upgrade to 16Gb)
Contactless card reader
Supports the following standards: ISO-14443 A & B Calypso®, Mifare®, DESfire®, NFS. In addition to the option of card placement and reading near the sensor, the card reader has a slot option, which allows for inserting a card if necessary. This is usually used for longer transactions, such as adding credit to the smart card. This prevents the card from falling to the ground during the transaction.
Two 2W speakers (aimed towards the driver and the passenger).
The unit contains number of different lighting elements
On board GPS receiver SIRF IV with 48 tracking channels , 15s fast location acquisition.
Extra communication options
RS232 , RS485 , CANbus 2.0 , Bluetooth 2.1 , WiFi 802.11b/g , HDMI 1.2
Communication method to central office
On board cellular modem (2G to 3.5G option) , Secure Disk On Key / Data Communications Unit (DCU) unit for backup purposes.
CG – internal cellular modem
CANBAS, RS-485, RS-232
Mounting connections panel
Metal, protected lock that protects the fasted connection
Up to 40 minutes of work, used to maintain the integrity of transactions
Operation: -20°C to +70°C (Excluding paper); Storage: -40°C to +85°C
95% at 38° non-condensing
Shock and Vibrations
IEC-721-2-5M3; Military Standard MIL-STD-810
Full Compliance: CE IEC 61000-4-2,4,5
Protection from dust and water
Reinforced plastic & metal
(W)200, (H)200, (D)180 mm
OS and CPU
Android, IMX6 Freescale
9.5 – 36 volts (±10%), Surge and reverse polarity protection
Key features +• Part of TapNGo, an integrated management and control system for public transportation fare collection
• Simple operation
• Highly reliable product;
• Capability to transfer large volumes of data, with no limitations in the coming years
• Innovative and flexible user interface (UI)
• Accessibility compliance
• Simple acceptance and execution of changes and improvements
• Fast and reliable core ticketing device
• Modular product that allows for 15 or more years of maintenance based on replacing subassemblies
• Robust system that withstands a wide range of weather (heat, cold, sun, snow, humidity, dust, rain…)
• Safeguards and backup of all data
• Centralized development and manufacturing of product and its components
• Android Operating System
• Right to Left languages