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May 1, 2014

OTI brings NFC ticketing to Polish railway network

On Track Innovations (OTI), a provider of near-field communication (NFC) and cashless payment services, has brought NFC ticketing to the Mazovia Railway System in Poland.

By Verdict Staff

On Track Innovations (OTI), a provider of near-field communication (NFC) and cashless payment services, has brought NFC ticketing to the Mazovia Railway System in Poland.

OTI’s electronic ticket systems subsidiary ASEC extended the functionalities of its 84 transit ticket vending machines operating on the railway network by integrating contactless card readers.

Travellers can now use any NFC-enabled credit/debit card or mobile device to recharge their prepaid phone cards issued by T-Mobile, Heyah, Play, Plus, Orange, NJU Mobile and Lycamobile.

"The intuitive touchscreen interface of our ticket-vending machines combined with an NFC reader makes the card reloading process extremely quick, easy and secure," said ASEC’s president Anat Arazi.

Transactions are enabled by epay Poland, a division of payments provider and distributor Euronet Worldwide. The machines also continue to accept traditional credit and debit card and cash payments.

Revenues generated from this new capability are included in the estimated $4.7m transaction fees revenues for the Mazovia Railway System over five years as was announced by OTI in April 2013.

Last year, the ASEC automated ticketing network enabled 62m trips on the Mazovia Railway, according to OTI.

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