APTS Technologies
Fare Products (Media)
Fare products or media refer to the different types of transit-specific purchasing tools used by customers to pay for transit services. They may include tickets, tokens, magnetic stripe cards, smart cards and credit cards. Tickets and tokens are low-tech fare solutions that are still used by many agencies. Their technological counterparts are magnetic stripe and smart cards. For more information on these fare types, click on the links below.

Many of the fareboxes available now accept and issues electronic transfers.  Some of them are also equipped in accepting debit/credit cards, processing media cards, validating and accepting coins/tokens, processing electronic fare cards/ passes, issuing change to transit users making excess payments, providing pre recorded audio messages, and displaying transactions and remaining card values. Some of them have a provision for special fares.

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