Entries for December 2012
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Today saw the publication in London of Her Majesty the Queen's traditional New Year’s Honours List for 2013. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), who has been honoured with a knighthood for his services to transport and the community. The knighthood will be officially bestowed in a formal ceremony at Buckingham Palace later in 2013.
We are very excited to announce that the world’s largest open payment system for transportation is now live! This is the first major step in our ambitious project to enable London’s entire transportation network to accept payment via contactless credit and debit cards.
Tags: Transportation, Nextcity, London, NFC, Open Payment, Account-based Payment, Ticketing, TfL (London)
Cubic Corporation has acquired a Special Operation Forces training business from NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. The acquisition consists of more than 200 highly skilled and experienced operational and technical experts that will become employees of Cubic and significantly expand the company’s current knowledge base in advanced tactical training, surveillance /counter surveillance, mission planning, and personnel recovery. NEK has been a leading provider of advanced and specialized courses for the United States Special Operations Command.
Tags: Special Operation Forces, NEK, advanced tactical training, surveillance, counter surveillance, mission planning, personnel recovery
One piece of our Nextcity vision is the ability to pay for all modes of transportation with one form of media. This includes paying for train, ferry and bus fare, parking, tolls and even bike and car shares. There are some cities that are taking steps in the right direction to make payment integration seamless between modes.
Today for the first time ever, London transit users can use a “wave & pay” contactless bank card to pay for their bus fares in London. It costs the same as using an Oyster Card. The “wave & pay” card is a solution to the frequent problem of users running to board a bus only to find that their contactless, preloaded “Oyster Card” has run out of credit.
Tags: Transport for London, Wave & Pay, contactless, contactless bank card, oyster crad
Our financial system is dramatically changing, and cash is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. We live in a digital world where we are beginning to see a shift away from paper currency and coins towards electronic methods of payment.
Tags: Cashless society
Federal budget cuts have many contractors rethinking their business plans, shifting the focus towards determining customer needs in these changing times. Cubic Defense Applications has consistently taken a proactive approach to changing market realities in three notable ways...
Tags: sequestration, budget cuts
Cubic radio spot airs during KFMB-AM's telethon to aid the Wounded Warrior Project®.
Tags: wounded warrior, KFMB
Reduced military budgets have driven military leaders to seek less expensive ways to train their troops. The solution leaders are coming to realize is simulated training, which is proving to be more efficient than its live training counterpart...
Tags: Live Virtual and Constructive, LVC, reduced military budget, sequestration, training, low cost, low cost training
The long awaited and much anticipated trial of the New South Wales Government’s smartcard, electronic ticketing system will commence on Friday Dec. 7, 2012 with the first customer trial on the Neutral Bay Ferry Service.
The opal card is a new, reloadable credit card style system that enables commuters and tourists to tap on the electronic reader at the start of the journey and tap off at the end of the journey, provided by Cubic Transportation Systems.
Tags: Cubic Transportation Systems, Opal Card, New South Wales, Ferry, Train, Sydney, the Hunter, Central Coast, Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains