Chung Chung Tam, Senior VP at Americaneagle.com and specialist in transit and mobile ticketing, recently worked with Star Micronics to create a video about our partnership and the work we have done together.
Tam is part of our Transportation Technology Partners team, a division of Americneagle.com that focuses on creating exceptional and innovative mobile ticketing, smart card and QR code solutions for everything from transit to event entry.
In the video found below Tam shares details about the partnership with Star Micronics.
In the video, Tam explains that we first started working with Star Micronics back in January 2016, when Americaneagle.com was awarded a contract from HMS Ferries Inc., the company managing a project designed to improve ticketing and boarding for Pierce County Ferry, located in Washington State.
For this project, Star Micronics provided us with a reliable cash register and point of sale terminal (the mPOP) that our developers were easily able to write applications for and that would be used to sell the QR code paper tickets at the ticket booth. The mPOP is versatile and has a built-in cash register and printer, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and has the ability to connect to other external devices. Having an all-in-one component is also essential to our system. Because the mPOP is very easy to integrate with our applications, it is an ideal piece of technology for our use.
The mPOP is a supplement of the mobile ticketing system that we developed for Pierce County Ferry – if passengers choose to go to the ticket office to purchase a ticket using cash or credit / debit card, the mPOP will print out a paper QR code ticket that they can use to ride the system. Due to our successful partnership, Pierce County Ferry customers are now able to purchase tickets online, via the mobile app or at the ticket office.
The Transportation Technology Partners division of Americaneagle.com also partnered with Star Micronics on the recent ticketing system project for Cross-Bay Ferry, also operated by HMS Ferries Inc., which runs between St Pete and Tampa, Florida. This project has been hugely successful; on the first day of public sailing, it was almost sold-out.
As we continue to evolve and develop our Transportation Technology Partners division, we look forward to partnering with more companies that complement our own state-of-the-art technology.