transportme™ is a patented and patent pending GPS/Ticketing/Reporting system founded, designed and owned by Nigel Tooth and his family. As well as equity shareholder 'Appster', they have built a truly innovative and adaptable system used around Australia and New Zealand.
Both Nigel and their family business ‘Ryans Bus Service’, have been heavily involved in the transport industry for the past 7 decades. From this experience and knowledge, came the start up company, transportme Pty Ltd.
Nigel is the current Operations Manager of Ryans Bus Service, and has been since 1998. He is also the Chairperson of the BusNSW North Coast Branch.
Nigel and his family realised the pain points that bus operators were experiencing with current ticketing, GPS and reporting. So, rather than continue to watch this, they decided to do something about it.
In 2013, transportme™ was born.
How Does transportme™ work?
transportme™ uses our patented and patent pending iOS app, allowing an iPad Mini to be used as a ticketing machine. The information such as driver login, routes, ticket types, fares, buses and so forth are all generated in your Content Management System (CMS)
Therefore, every ticket machine will have every piece of information sent over the cloud each time the transportme™ app is opened. This ensures all information is completely up to date at all times.
Do I Have To Download Information From the iPads?
No. Each and every time your drivers close their route, the information is sent over the cloud to your CMS. You never have to go to the bus or the iPad to download the information. Simple as that! This means your reports can be generated quickly and will always be current.
Why Use an iPad and not an Android Tablet?
transportme™ opted to use Apple iPads to ensure there can only be 1 type of tablet used as a ticket machine. This will reduce any bug issues, confusion with systems, and to ensure the team at transportme™ knows exactly what every contracted operator is using.
How Do I Print Tickets With An iPad?
transportme™ uses our exclusively distributed thermal printer that connects to the iPad via bluetooth. This will then print tickets for your passengers, and also doubles as a smartcard reader! Hence, if you ever decided to upgrade to the patented and patent pending transportme™ smartcards, you do not need to buy any further equipment.
So...What Benefits Will transportme™ Give Me? Why Should I Invest in This System?
transportme™ can cover your reporting needs – at the press of a button. You do not need to spend hours generating reports. Multiple depots and buses are all linked into the one CMS – meaning you never have to download information from a specific bus in another location hundreds of kilometres away. It all happens automatically, every day.
Our GPS location system is in real-time....all the time. Not every 10 minutes, not every 5 minutes, not every minute. We can tell you where your vehicle is within 7 seconds of its location – at all times! Try and find a system that can beat that.
Oh...and by the way, we can also give this GPS information to your Passengers/Parents/School Children/Customers. They can download the free ‘Transportme Passenger’ app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and track your vehicle in real-time, all for free!
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