Cloud Terminals for Ticketing Systems
In this paper, the authors introduce the concept of a thin device implemented on a cloud platform for terminal devices on the front end of ticketing systems. Therefore, they propose the evolution of the traditional architecture of ticketing for a cloud based architecture in which the core processes of ticketing are offered through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, which can be subscribed by transport operators that pay-per-use. Ticketing terminal devices (e.g., gates, validators and vending machines) are integrated in the cloud environment creating the concept for a 'Thin' device. This approach is achieved by moving business logic from terminals to the cloud.