What is it….?
Ticketer’s optional QR code reader offers the opportunity to validate and record QR Codes from either printed period tickets (for example, daily, weekly or even monthly paper ones) or Mobile Applications (mTickets), providing a quicker and more effective means of authentication and validation.
Beyond the means to validate these tickets and removing that burden from the driver, the ability to read these tickets means operators can now access a much richer set of data regarding the use of these tickets so that operators can not only see how many times each type of ticket is used, but where these tickets are used.
However, up until now it has only been possible to print QR codes for period tickets where the ticket expires after a set period. This has led to many operators asking if it could be possible for QR codes to be printed on return tickets, amongst others.
Ticketer is now pleased to announce that it can meet that requirement meaning single use QR codes can be employed which allows operators to capture usage data on return tickets as they can with period tickets.
This feature makes use of Ticketer’s QR Hotlisting feature, where operators could manually add any QR codes which they would like to be blocked by the ETM, but such tickets are automatically hotlisted as soon as they are used, thereby meeting the requirement for only allowing a QR code to be used once. The QR hotlist shows which QR codes have been added manually or automatically and any QR codes added automatically are also pruned automatically from the list once they have expired to avoid the list becoming too long.
Operators interested in this feature may also find value in another recent development which reports on any failed attempts using QR codes, for example should a QR code be expired, invalid or even blocked for being hotlisted.