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Combined with PIM’s full suite of onboard and offboard systems, including GPS, Next Stop Callout, Automatic Passenger Counters, and more, the Hybrid Payment System provides operators with a dynamic and powerful set of tools which are not only ready to meet the needs of today, but will continue to meet the needs and demands of the transit industry well into the future.

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Combined with PIM’s full suite of onboard and offboard systems, including GPS, Next Stop Callout, Automatic Passenger Counters, and more, the Hybrid Payment System provides operators with a dynamic and powerful set of tools which are not only ready to meet the needs of today, but will continue to meet the needs and demands of the transit industry well into the future.

Aries 5 Farebox

The Aries 5 is Payment In Motion’s flagship farebox. Developed and built in Canada, the Aries 5 is the perfect platform to take full advantage of PIM’s Hybrid system. Combining the traditional farebox’s ability to accept and securely store coin and paper currency, with the capability to read and validate Contactless Smart Cards, QR and barcodes, as well as NFC enabled smartphones, and paired with PIM’s innovative Hybrid system, the Aries 5 can give users full control of their fare collection.

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Featuring a durable, highly robust construction, integrating a 7” high resolution display, and optical 1D/2D scanner, a thermal printer, and sound and voice indicators, the Aries 5 can do it all. Coupled with the powerful PIM Dashboard, the Aries 5 can give live information about a certain bus’s location, passenger count, and more.

Acting as the central hub of a buses on boards systems, the Aries 5 can implement and control a passenger counter, a GPS locater, and Next Stop callout, without the need for separate systems or control screens.

Taurus 5 Mechanical Farebox

The Taurus 5 is a fully mechanical unit, with no electronics or electrical components, and is designed to be used in situations were there is no need to validate or register the cash deposited.

Coins are deposited the top, through a single slot, and falls into a viewing area or escrow, where the driver can see the coins deposited.  The Taurus 5 has large windows, on three sides, that allows the driver to easily verify visually the amount deposited, and with an ergonomic level that activate a flap that dumps the coins into the Coin Box located on the bottom.

The top of the Taurus 5 is made in injected polycarbonate plastic, making very robust, at the same time viewing windows are made of 1/8 clear polycarbonate, making it resistant to scratches, and vandalism. The viewing is, or escrow, illuminated to facilitate the driver to verify the amount deposited, but at the same time, the slot on the top glows allowing passengers easy location of where to insert the coins.

The Taurus 5 is a two-section unit. The top part where the viewing escrow is located, and which can be accesses from the top, and a lower portion, which holds the Coin Box, and which its access is secured by a high security lock.

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The Taurus 5 was designed considering its maintenance and reliability, and at same time to be robust and secure. The unit is manufactured in stainless steel and is an all-mechanical device, with very few moving parts, which makes it robust, of very low maintenance and design for a long life of trouble-free operation.

The Taurus 5 can be mounted directly on a handrail or by using a PIM’s supplied pedestal, allowing a wide flexibility of where to installed.

The Taurus 5 has a removable Coin Box which will hold the deposited coins.  The Cash Box is locked in place inside the Farebox and is fabricated from stainless steel. The Coin Box has approximately 200 cubic inches of usable volume. When full, the Coin Box has an approximate weight of eight kilograms.

The Coin Box is a secure box, in which its lid can not be opened unless the box is fully inserted in either the Farebox or the Vault Receiver, where the revenue personnel do not have direct access to its contents.

An important feature of the Taurus 5 is that its Cash Box is compatible and interchangeable with other Cash Boxes used in other of the PIM’s family of Farebox, making it possible to use the current units without the need to acquire new ones.

Add Value Machines

A dedicated network of Merchant Add-Value Machines (MAVM) terminals, located at third party locations is an efficient way of providing re-loads facilities for the Customer.  These units will Customers to purchase new smart cards and add value to existing smart cards.

Our MAVMs are built around a familiar POS machine, reducing training time, and creating a more user friendly experience.

The MAVM has several built-in security features designed to prevent unlawful usage of the device, especially in terms of reloading the smart cards.  These features, configurable independently for each unit, are designed to either prevent access to the device or to prevent its operation.

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Futura F3B

The Futura F3B is the newest PIM stand-alone validator: components, materials and construction techniques have been carefully selected, involving the suppliers in the project, to make the Futura 3B the most innovative product on the market, while complying with all international standards. Its exceptional style was created by Giugiaro Design and is definitely the most beautiful ever seen on an onboard equipment. The Futura F3B interacts with the user by means of words, sounds, music, touches and lights, more effectively than any written message, for an exceptional user experience. The robust and bright 7’’ touch screen can display AVI or MP3 videos. The Futura 3B can process all types of smart cards, such as Calypso, DESFire, MIFARE, PayPass or PayWave, and NFC phones, it can also validate a QR-code, even from the screen of a smartphone.

Virgo 5 Handheld Validator

PIM’s Virgo 5 Handheld Validator is a full functional Bus Fare Transaction Processor. The Virgo 5 is equipped with not only a smartcard, but also a thermal printer, allowing the unit to print QR-coded transfers, or receipts is needed, as well as a optical scanner that allows to read both bar-code or QR-code tickets, decode and validate transfers issued by the Farebox, other Virgo 5, and validate the optional transfers/cards.

The Virgo 5 can be used as a portable reader, an inspector unit, or be used on the Mobility Service Vehicle to accept payments either on-board when the unit is docked to the cradle or off the vehicle when carried by the Operator.

While the Virgo 5 does not accept or validate cash payment, the unit has the functionality to allow the Operator to register, manually through the touchscreen, cash payments as well.

PIM’s Virgo 5 is implemented using AEP’s CDB-4 Plus Multifunction Portable Terminal Device, a portable unit that is small enough to be easily carried easily by Transit personnel but rough enough to accommodate usage in the normal and harsh transit environment.  It is about the size of a Personal Digital Assistant so the CDB-4 Plus can be carried without the use of a carrying case or hoister, nevertheless, for added protection and convenience a hoister is recommended.

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