Transportation Cases

"Bilhete Único" in São Paulo

With a fleet of more than 15,000 buses and minibuses and 5 million passengers per day, the Passenger Transport System of São Paulo is a milestone in the world. More than 7.5 million cards have been issued, with 150,000 daily top-ups.

Bilhete Único - Single Ticket - is the result of the innovation and dedication of Digicon’s staff. Responsible for the Central Processing System, Clearing and the Online Credit Top-Up System, Digicon also provides turnstiles for the terminals, equipment installed in city buses and terminals to top-up credit.

Digicon is participating in the progress of Brazil.


Smart card insurance: Digicon chooses Multos as a platform

Multos is the market leader in security and high performance solutions

Transit market in Brazil:
Public transport in Brazil is well known for its infrastructure and for the reliable use of contactless cards. Digicon, a Brazilian company based in the south, has been providing solutions for this market throughout the country since 1996. With expertise in high-precision measurement systems and aerospace component systems, Digicon brings innovation to its products. It clients include government institutions and transport operators.

At the heart of these high security systems is a small device called SAM (Secure Access Module) - a secure smart card with specific functionality that is responsible for interfacing with the card holder's transit smart card. SAM has several critical system functions, such as storing encryption keys, and executes the algorithms for each transaction. Digicon chose Multos as its platform for SAM smart card devices due to its position as a market leader in security solutions and high performance.


Electronic ticketing system in São Vicente, SP

Public transport gets tickets and electronic GPS monitoring

As of March 14, the fleet of 367 vehicles for municipal public transport in São Vicente will begin to use the GPS electronic ticketing system. Considered the regulatory framework of the transport system of the City, which was implemented 14 years ago, these steps are critical to the system.

These and other details related to system innovations were released early on Friday (25) during the conference of the Municipality of São Vicente. By April, the entire fleet will have the cards.


Slide 500 in São Paulo´s "Linha 4" Subway Line

Digicon installs ticketing system in Linha 4


Digicon is completing the first implementation phase of the Passenger Control System (SCAP) in the "Linha 4" subway of Sao Paulo. The system is already operating in Paulista and Faria Lima stations. By the end of the first quarter, it will be the turn of Pinheiros and Butantã stations. To follow, República and Estação da Luz are expected to be integrated. The second phase of implementation will include five more stations (Higienopolis-Mackenzie, Oscar Freire, Fradique Coutinho, Sao Paulo, Morumbi and Vila Sonia). Digicon won the bid of about US$ 15 million to develop and deploy the Passenger Control System for the entire Linha 4 by 2013.

Sliding door turnstiles are being installed along this line, which run automatically and replace the traditional turnstiles. Each turnstile is composed of a set of electronic systems which detect the speed of movement of the person to make the door open at the right time. This feature inhibits attempted fraud. In all, 112 blocks will be installed in all the Yellow Line stations. Systems for access control to restricted areas will also be provided.