MELBOURNE, Australia, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vix Technology has been recognised at the 59th World Congress and Exhibition of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), winning the award for Innovation and Technology. The theme at the event, held in Dubai was PTx2 - doubling the usage of public transport by 2025.
The award comes as a result of the 'SISMO' project. A Public Private Partnership (PPP) project carried out by Vix Technology with partner Veolia Cityway in the Oise region, France.
"To achieve the goal of doubling public transport usage by 2025 we must make transport easy to pay for and simple to use. SISMO is a perfect example of this," said Patrick Dumbell, General Manager of Vix Technology's Besancon Development Centre.
The SISMO project in France services train, tram and bus as well as carpooling and taxis.
The wide ranging project is a first for France and initiated in one of the nation's fastest growing regions covers automated fare collection and a comprehensives suite of real time passenger information including vehicle tracking and traffic alerts.
The introduction of a smartcard in September will complete the project.
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About Vix Technology
Vix Technology is an international provider of market-leading products and services to both the public and private sectors. Vix Technology builds market-leading product development and services businesses that develop and operate specialised, mission-critical solutions for the payments, telecommunications and transportation industries.
Vix has developed and supplied world leading AFC systems such as the Hong Kong Octopus Card, Singapore EzLink, Beijing ACC and the Melbourne Metcard and is a leading supplier of Real Time Passenger Information and ITS systems around the world including solutions in London, Cambridge and Wellington New Zealand.
About UITP (International Association of Public Transport)
UITP is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate for public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector.
SOURCE Vix Technology