Voyageur Onboard 3055

  • What does it do? +

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is an on board validator that enables passengers to validate their current trips on the bus, with no need to interact with the driver or conductor, or any staff on the vehicle. The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is designed for processing contactless smart travel cards on public transport ticketing systems on board the vehicle. It is able to process all smart card actions, such as entry control and full check in and check out capabilities.
  • Where is it used? +

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is used on buses, trams and light rail vehicles.
  • How does it work? +

    The process for the passenger is simple and seamless. The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is placed on the vehicle, usually at several strategic locations. The traveler approaches the machine and simply places it near the contactless reader for validation.

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 quickly reads the card, calculates the required travel points needed for the current trip, and informs the passenger through sound and through the information on the screen if the validation was successful or not. The Voyageur Onboard 3055 also deducts the correct relevant fare, usually as number of rides, from the stored rides on the card. In cases of time-based travel smart cards, the Voyageur Onboard 3055 records the travel without deducting any travel points, or rides.

    The passenger is immediately informed on the color display how much credit, be it in terms of time or travel points, is left on her travel card. In the case that the card is not valid, for whatever reason, the passenger is informed by sound and on screen text that indicates non-validation. There is also an optional printer that is capable of printing a receipt for the passenger.

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 has internal communication capabilities with the Ticket Machine (Driver's Console). Alternatively, the Voyageur Onboard 3055 can act as an 'on board network', with one of the machines equipped with an optional GPS and communicating with the back office. Passenger validations or failures are reported in real time. Like all of Transway's validators, the Voyageur Onboard 3055 communicates with the back office in order to report information, as well as receive information such as updated lists of invalid cards, tariff and price changes, as well as route updates. This can be done though the cellular communications or the Data Communication Unit (DCU).

  • What are its characteristics? +

    The machine is sturdy, strong, compact and flexible. It can be placed in numerous places on the bus to allow for easy access for both check in and check out validation. The rugged and durable material is also protected against vandalism. The product contains protected panel connections and shielded metal fixtures designed to prevent unauthorized detachment and removal.

    Transway's Voyageur Onboard 3055 offers a choice of two (2) graphic interfaces. The informative screen can be programmed in five languages. It is easily installed onto the pole(s) of the bus, and is firmly stable in that position.

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is flexible. It can deal with multiple transit companies, different tariff structures, such as flat rate, zone based, time based and distance based, as well as with multiple contracts, or travel packages, on a single card. It is part of a larger and comprehensive public transport ticketing system

    The contactless card reader of the Voyageur Onboard 3055 is flexible and gives the transit authority freedom to choose to work with one or multiple suppliers of smart cards. The system supports ISO-14443 A/B, NFS, Calypso ®, Mifare Ultra Lite ®, and DESFire®

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is connected to the TapNGo back office through cellular communications. Data is stored on the devices internal memory, acting as a backup for the data that is sent back to the Cashier Station. The Data Communications Unit (DCU) acts as an additional backup of the data. The communication with the back office system is bidirectional, which means that the Voyageur Onboard 3055 receives information on new routes, updated fare rates, software updates, lists of rejected cards and more.

    Like all Transway Validators, the Voyageur Onboard 3055 is especially quick, with a maximum time of half a second to complete a transaction. This is great news for your passengers as well! There is both quick visual and audio indication provided for success or failure of the validation attempt. There are numerous lighting options in order to visually indicate different situations or messages to the passenger, while the 1W speaker means that the sounds are easily heard by the passenger.

    The flexibility of the Voyageur Onboard 3055 is manifest in its modular architecture, which means that it is easier and quicker to deal with maintenance issues, as well as to modify the product software of hardware to the customer's needs. The project architecture for the Onboard 3055 is also flexible in that they can form an "on-board network" with one either with or without a Ticket Machine (Driver's Console).

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 is secure. This is evident through the numerous security standards that are supported, such as PKI/AES256/3DES/DESx based on unique hardware or SAM security.

    The machine can be installed at different heights on the pole, and as such is designed for easy access by wheelchair bound passengers.

  • What are the additional options and add-ons? +

  • What are the benefits? +

    By implementing the Voyageur Onboard 3055 you immediately alleviate pressure from the drivers of your vehicle. It allows for faster and easier boarding of passengers with less crowding around the driver.

    The automation of validating passenger trips also allows for a more efficient and optimized use of the transit company's human resources. Implementing the Voyageur Onboard 3055 means that you no longer need to print tickets and that you are more environmentally friendly. You also no longer need to manage the logistics and management of those tickets, while gaining instant reporting in its stead.

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 working in concert with the back office reduces both fraud and maintenance, leading to a more fiscally healthy transit company and a better managed public transport ticketing system.

  • How is it unique? +

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 can be used either in concert with a Ticket Machine (Driver's Console) or as a standalone solution. There is no need for a Ticket Machine for communicating to the back office. The Voyageur Onboard 3055 can be equipped with an optional GPS receiver, which allows it to serve as a means of communicating to the back office in real time.

    There is also flexibility in terms of the timing of updates, as well as the content and types of updates requested. The Voyageur Onboard 3055, equipped with the optional GPS receiver, can transmit and receive updates at regular intervals or by initiating a specific request. This includes monitoring of machine by the back office in order to locate potential problems with the machine, providing travel information to the back office, such as geographical coordinates, travel direction, and speed of the vehicle, or synchronization of the GPS clock.

    The Voyageur Onboard 3055 has an internal memory card (Micro SD), a Data Communications Unit (DCU) and NAND Flash. Furthermore, it can communication through cellular communications. This means triple redundancy and freedom of choice as to how the transit authority decides to receive the data from its fleet, including RS485, local RF or BT. An internal UPS allows for continued usage of 40 minutes during a sudden power outage.

    The flexibility and freedom extends to the user interface terminology files, where updates and changes from the database can be managed and executed in-house, or by a third party integrator, with no need to involve Transway's development team.

    Passengers are able to execute simple and automatic validation, as well as more complex and complicated activities, such as validating two or more people or choosing between different and conflicting travel plans or contracts.

    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.

  • Technical Data +



    3.5” Color TFT data image, QVGA (320X240)

    Operational Keys

    3mm capacitance touch screen control

    Contactless Card Reader

    Supports the following standards: ISO-14443 A /B, Calypso®, Mifare, Desfire®, NFC

    SAM slots


    Acoustic Indicators

    1W speaker

    Illumination Indicators

    The unit contains an RGY light bar ele

    Location Service

    GPS receiver SIRF IV with 48 tracking channels, 15s fast location acquisition (optional)


    Freescale ARM Cortex M4 120 Mhz


    16 MB RAM and 8 MB Flash

    Extra Communications Options

    RS-232, RS-485, Bluetooth 2.1 (optional), LAN 10/100 (optional)

    Communication Method to Central Office

    On board cellular modem (2G option), SEcure disk-on key / Data Communications Unit (DCU) for backup purposes

    Cellular Communication

    Internal Cellular Modem (Optionial)

    Communication Interfaces

    RS-485 or LAN 10/100 (RJ45)

    Internal Battery

    Up to 120 minutes of work, used to maintain the integrity of transactions (optional)


    Operating Temperature: (-20°C) – (+70°C)

    Storage Temperature: (-40°C) – (+85°C)


    95% at 38°C non condensing


    IEC-721-2-5M4, ; Military Standard MIL-STD-810G


    Full Compliance: EM6100-4-2,4,5

    Dust/Water Protection

    IP 64, IK08


    Reinforced plastic and metal


    (W) 120, (H) 150, (D) 80 mm

    OS and CPU

    RTXS, ARM cortex

    Operating Voltage

    9-36 VDC ±10%, Reverse Polarity and Transient Protection

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The Voyageur Onboard 3055 provides entry control

The Voyageur Onboard 3055 provides full entry control, check in and check out capabilities and has a quick reaction time with both visual and audio feedback for the passenger, indicating success or failure for the validation. The Voyageur Onboard 3055 can work as a stand-alone or in concert with a Driver’s Console.

Voyageur Onboard 3055



Transway develops, manufactures and assembles hardware for automated ticketing solutions. These machines and devices are designed to be sturdy and strong, and to withstand a wide array of weather conditions – heat, cold, rain, humidity, dust and snow. They need to withstand the entire gamut of road conditions as well. Even though they are tough and durable, they are also aesthetically appealing and intuitive to use, so that both drivers and passengers have an effortless experience during the boarding and alighting of the vehicle.

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