Automatic Ticket Issuing Machine
This machine automatically dispenses transit tickets or cards at the entrance of motorways to private cars or heavy goods vehicles. It can feature two dispensers per level enabling continuous operation in case one of dispensing mechanism runs out of stock. Its ergonomic front panel is user friendly with display, lighted arrows, voice synthesizer and intercom at each level. Its central unit controls the lane with all its peripherals (including ETC devices if applicable) and exchange data with the plaza computer system. Easy and separate access is provided for maintenance and operational activities.
Automatic Payment Machines
Automatism and cost optimisation are behind this new concept of Toll. Unmanned device accepting all types of payments in both closed and open systems are declinable in as required presentations (one or two levels, multi-class, coin sorter, recycling, adapted means of payments, ergonomics and climatic conditions ...). The built-in Lane Controller interfaces with all lane peripherals (Pre-Classification System, Traffic Signals, Barriers, ETC …), stores the transaction data and communicates with the plaza computer system Swing-out front panel and internal sub-assemblies mounted on sliding rails makes maintenance and operation easy.
For Toll Collectors GEA has designed an ergonomic custom made Toll Terminal to fit the toll booth. It incorporates specialized Keyboard, Screen, Receipt Printer, ticket/card reader, Payment Terminal, Cash-drawer, … The Lane Controller interfaces with all lane peripherals (classification system, traffic signals, barriers, ETC …), stores the transaction data and communicates with the plaza computer system. The equipment has been carefully designed to prevent risks of fraud, to be easy to use and durable.
Plaza Computer Systems and Central Systems
G.E.A. is at the cutting edge of information technology in this field. Plaza computers are central to toll systems and are considered to be sensitive appliances. Their technology uses the most advanced and complex techniques of data communication: local operating networks at the lane and peripherals level, Ethernet networks at the plaza computer system level and high data rate numerical communication networks between toll plazas. The available functions cover all the requirements of real-time monitoring on graphic screens and video displays, audio-video communication with patrons or collectors, remote lane operation, revenue auditing and data exchange with other host computers or software.
Dynamic Toll Systems
Non-stop Toll Collection Systems : GEA is playing an active
role in this segment in collaboration with major companies such as
SAAB and Thomson. GEA today enjoys a reputation of being experienced
and skilled in this field and has integrated systems for the following:
- Fast non-stop toll system in the Toulouse metropolitan area in
- The whole of the Rhône-Alpes motorway network (AREA) was fitted
with non-stop tolls by GEA in 1995 (40000 subscribers).
- Penang Bridge and Shah Alam Expressway in Malaysia.
- The A29 motorway, the Lyon Northern Ring-road and the A43 motorway
in France (1996).
- “25 de Abril” Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal (1997).
- Vasco de Gama Bridge in Portugal, Storebaelt Bridge in Denmark
Furthermore, GEA was recently retained by the motorway companies
AREA (Société des Autoroutes Rhône et Alpes), SANEF (Société des
Autoroutes du Nord et de l’Est de la France), SAPN (Société des
Autoroutes Paris Normandie), SAPRR (Société des Autoroutes Paris
Rhin Rhône) and SFTRF (Société Française du Tunnel Routier du Fréjus)
for the supply of more than 600 ground equipment sets as part of
the programme “TIS - Télépéage Inter Sociétés” (Interoperable Electronic
Toll Collection System
Moreover, GEA received orders from AREA, ASF (Société des Autoroutes
du Sud de la France), Escota (Société des Autoroutes Esterel Côte
d’Azur Provence Alpes), SANEF, SAPN, SAPRR and SFTRF, to integrate
TIS into their toll systems.