Rambus Ecebs signs two year contract extension to provide its Paragon HOPS system in Capital
HOPS system could handle over 10 million transactions per day, paving the way for future commercial ticketing schemes to connect to Oyster in London
Cubic Transportation Systems and Rambus Ecebs have extended their commercial agreement to supply ITSO-based smart ticketing functionality in the London transport network by a further two years.
Rambus Ecebs, the UK’s leading smart transport technology company, provides its Paragon HOPS to the largest single ITSO scheme in the UK following a competitive tender process. The first live transactions have already taken place following a system upgrade, and the system has been tested to handle over 10 million transactions per day.
The contract with Cubic underlines Rambus Ecebs reputation for quality, reliability and scalability and is an extension of an initial arrangement signed in 2010. That original deal paved the way for the installation of 20,000 ITSO Secure Application Modules (ISAMs) in London Underground and London Bus readers to enable ITSO ticket acceptance on the TfL network alongside Oyster.
The new extension will run until 2015.
The Rambus Ecebs HOPS system with proven operational reliability, functionality, service delivery and support is ideally placed to be integrated into other ITSO ticketing schemes across the country.
Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of Rambus Ecebs, said: “We are delighted by the contract extension with Cubic. As London moves towards a comprehensive interoperable ticketing system, we are proud to be providing the HOPS for all of TfL’s ITSO functionality.
“Paragon HOPS is the only operating system in the UK to have proven its reliability at managing such a high volume of transactions on a regular basis. It should give other transport operators confidence that they too can benefit from the infrastructure that is now in place to enable smart ticketing, and more, across the country.”
“We’re glad to be working with Rambus Ecebs for the next two years,” says Roger Crow, Managing Director, Europe, Cubic Transportation Systems. “We’ve had a good relationship to date and we look forward to bringing the benefits of ITSO to more passengers in the UK. We’re very confident that our partnership will help bring truly interoperable ticketing even closer.”