Priority bus transport
Bus rapid transport (BRT), sometimes called the Metropolitan Bus (Metrobus), bus or surface metro, is a system of rapid bus or trolleybus transport in urban areas. It features its short service intervals, large-capacity vehicles, and dedicated lanes or even special roads. It usually forms the public transport backbone, like the metro. Its advantage rests in its high capacity and speed comparable to railway or metro, but with much more limited construction requirements.
The transport space confinement and emphasis on rapid and mass check-in require the use of a specific check-in system. Mikroelektronika has its extensive experience with check-in systems for BRT. The requirements for the BRT needs are already taken into account during the development of fare collection devices themselves or equipment specially designed for this type of transport is developed. The main difference from the underground is the fact that the stops are exposed to the weather. All the equipment, such as stationary validators, vending machines, turnstiles, and gates must be; therefore, resistant to rain, sun, dust, and frost. At the same time, emphasis is placed on more compact dimensions than in the case of rail transport.
Furthermore, it is possible to supplement the system with a human-operated workplace, voice assistance functions at vending machines or recharging validators instead of classic kiosks.
Thanks to the possibility of controlling entry and exit from the paid zone, the Check-In / Check-Out principle is often used, which can calculate fares based on one's distance travelled or only check the ticket validity even one leaves a paid zone.
In addition to classic travel documents, such as tickets, cards, and mobile devices, tokens are often used as well.