Barcode, NFC & RFID Ticket Validator With Contactless Payment Capability
HID VAL100 mass transit ticket validator From HID's acquisition of Access-IS
Key Applications & Features

We designed the VAL100 ticket validator for a variety of onboard public transportation Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems.

The device contains a proven multimedia ticket reader integrated with an open architecture Linux computer to create a mobile ticket validation solution when combined with third party software.

HID's VAL100 has been a valuable asset to Cubic's Umo mobility solution. Its capability to securely validate fare payment for multiple payment options has been instrumental in ensuring the swift and accurate deployment of our platform to transit agencies across North America. Thanks to our collaboration, we've been able to deliver a seamless mobility experience to the communities and agencies we serve. It's been a great partnership!

Brandy Bailey, Head of Programs, Umo, Cubic Transportation Systems

The multimedia ticket validator forms part of HID's ticket reader portfolio for mass transit. The device combines barcode and NFC/RFID reading functionality to provide a single point of presentation for tickets and travel passes – whether presented on a paper ticket, smartcard or mobile phone.

The VAL100, when fitted with the HID TripTick 220, is available with EMV Level 2 certification, allowing for applications where contactless payments are required. It offers PCI and SRED compliance for contactless payments using VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB and Discover payment processors.

VAL100 has also obtained the ITxPT approval label, meaning the unit easily integrates with on-board devices and vehicle computers to help create a plug-and-play AFC environment. The open architecture design of the VAL100 enables it to integrate with any third party software.

The VAL100 has also successfully undergone a robust evaluation process to achieve Calypso standard compliance.

The HID VAL100 ticket validator enables Token Transit to provide the most comprehensive fare payment platform, offering unmatched flexibility for riders, operational ease for transit operators and invaluable data insights for agencies striving to enhance customer experience and boost ridership.

Morgan Kikuchi-Conbere, CEO and Co-Founder, Token Transit

Key Applications:

Key Features:

  • Intuitive: single point of presentation for barcodes, NFC/RFID tickets and contactless payments
  • Outstanding barcode reading performance: rapidly reads barcodes presented at any orientation and multiple angles
  • User feedback: LED and audio feedback to enhance passenger experience
  • Easy read: large, clear 480 x 272 TFT LCD color screen
  • Contactless payments: integrated EMV L2 Payment Kernels with Level 2 Certification (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB, Discover, Interac)
  • Any media: unique, optimized focal distance improves reading performance
  • Simple installation: pole mount kit with quick release mechanism for easy access and option for platform installation available
  • Software integration: Linux computer with a variety of peripheral hardware for integration with a wide range of ticket validation software
  • Robust construction: designed to withstand years of frontline public use
  • Calypso certified: achieved the requirements as stated in the Calypso specifications
  Reading Capabilities
Barcode Symbologies Read Linear: EAN / UPC, Code 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, IATA 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128
2D: PDF417, Aztec, DataMatrix and QR codes
Media types read: smartphone/tablet/smartwatch displays & paper tickets
Contactless Reader Supported media: ISO14443 type A and B cards (Java cards); max baud 424K (extendable to 848K) MIFARE Ultralight (UL-C, UL-EV1), MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Plus, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE SmartMX
Operating frequency: 13.56 MHz
Operating distance: 40 mm
Contactless Payments Integrated EMV L2 Payment Kernels with Level 2 Certification (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB, Discover, Interac) PCI SRED - V5.0


HID VAL100 mass transit ticket validator Access-IS Pole Mount onboard Bus
HID VAL100 mass transit ticket reader and validator Access-IS Contactless Payment

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