PROJECT: Collaborative Transport Ecosystems on the Cloud (C-TEC) & T-Smart app
COMPANY: Sparta Technologies Ltd
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Developed by Sparta Digital, an SME based in Manchester, and specialized in IoT solutions, Buzzin is a “one button click” app that provides an easy to use hop-on ticketing system to pay for public transportation and profit of local deals, with a unique technology to make the boarding process easy, quick and secured.
Buzzin not only reduces the time for ticketing and validation, but it also helps to make public transport more attractive among citizens.
The latest Buzzin app development for its ticketing system follows an update of the open bluetooth beacon format of Google’s Eddystone- Ephemeral IDs (EID). This has enabled Sparta Digital to develop faster and more secure payment options for the Buzzin app, which recognizes when users get on a bus and, based on the destination, deducts the money from a virtual wallet.
The Buzzin’ app will work using over 100 Sensoro beacons, which have already been installed in various places of interest within Manchester, including buses, art galleries, museums, libraries and various local businesses, in order to provide users with real-time information on their location and deliver new digital experiences for customers.
Buzzin is currently deployed along the Transdev buses line running between Manchester and Burnley and the Yorkshire Tiger and has just started a second trial in Manchester with 15 busses involved (August 2016).