More retailer for QLD Go Card

More retailers will be able to offer Go Card services because of a recent development in technology

Commuters in Brisbane will now be able to buy and top-up Go Cards at more retailers than ever before.

 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, has deployed new technology in Queensland to make it easier for commuters to buy and top up go cards used for public transport.

As a result, up to 50 more 7-Eleven stores are now being added to the existing go card retail distribution network.

Cubic Australasian Managing Director Tom Walker says this example of technology innovation at work is due to the efforts of a team of Cubic specialists in Brisbane, Perth and San Diego who applied state-of-the-art technology developed with Cubic’s NextWave mobile R&D program.

"The Brisbane retail solution is part of a broader platform designed by Cubic’s globally distributed engineering teams that will allow for further growth into a variety of mobile applications and commercial extensions of smart card programs," he says.

Cubic’s technology, branded NextLink, provides a secure internet gateway through which connected contactless readers can leverage cloud services to read and write smart cards without exposing the security and application logic.

Cubic’s development had its origins in a challenge by Queensland’s Transport Minister Scott Emerson to the public transport operator TransLink to find a way to expand the go card distribution system utilizing simpler and cheaper technology. 

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