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Cubic Transportation Systems Supplies BlackBerry App to RMVBlackBerry Smartphone Users in Germany's Rhein-Main Region Can Now Use Their Mobile to Purchase Tickets and Timetable Enquiries on the Move (October 04, 2011)
FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/11 -- Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) that is the world's leading provider of intelligent travel solutions, has successfully expanded its mobile ticketing system in Germany and delivered to Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund (RMV) a version of the app for BlackBerry.
The RMV network area encompasses the city of Frankfurt, which ranks second only to London as a financial centre in Europe. The launch was marked by a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Frankfurt, Petra Roth.
Along with users of Android and iPhone handsets, BlackBerry owners can now quickly and easily purchase tickets on RMV's public transport system, without looking for change and waiting in queues at a ticket machine. Once registered via the RMV website at www.rmv.de, passengers can purchase single tickets, day tickets and group day tickets for adults. Predefined routes can be saved to 'Favourites' to speed up purchases and transactions are conveniently filed in a 'Ticketsaver' folder for repeat purchases.
The mobile ticketing app also provides access to a comprehensive, real-time information timetable and a tool to track GPS positions and the next available stop.
RMV CEO, Knut Ringat, said: "The mobile app has become an additional and simplified distribution channel for passengers to purchase their tickets -- essentially creating a mobile ticket machine in their pocket. Its availability across all common smartphone platforms underlines RMV's commitment to deploying the latest technology to serve our customers better."
Marcus Platts, Cubic Transportation Systems managing director for mainland Europe, commented: "Cubic has been supplying mobile phone ticketing using Java-based applications to RMV for a number of years, and after launching the app to iPhone and Android users last year we are pleased to supply a version of the app suitable for BlackBerry. All Smartphone users can now purchase their tickets quickly and conveniently and make better informed travel decisions on the move."
The free RMV app can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World website.
About Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV or Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association) is one of the biggest transport associations in Germany and is at the forefront of innovation in mobility issues. It coordinates and organises regional bus and rail transport services across an area of around 14,000 square kilometres. Since the association was set up in 1995, more and more people have chosen to travel by RMV. Today, RMV transports a total of 660 million passengers a year. It therefore carries around 2 million passengers a day and is a key contributor to the development of the Rhine/Main area as a pulsating metropolitan region.
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services.
Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc. is the world's leading turnkey solution provider of automated fare collection systems for public transport including bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, heavy rail, ferry and parking. Cubic's solutions and services include system design, central computer systems, equipment design and manufacturing, device-level software, integration, test, installation, warranty, maintenance, computer hosting services, call centre services, card management and distribution services, financial clearing and settlement, multi-application support and outsourcing services.
Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic fare collection systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, visit www.cubic.com
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