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ONE OF THE LARGEST FAIR COLLECTION SYSTEM WITH i-BUTTON IN THE WORLD : ISTANBUL AKBIL SYSTEM

Mass Transit in Istanbul, Turkey
††† AKB›L is the first and biggest integrated††††† electronic ticket in the world that provides integration in the mass transportation.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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††† The iButton's single largest installation is AKBIL, the City of Istanbul's small change purse. Prior to 1994, five million Turkish mass transit riders daily purchased 45 different kinds of tickets, tokens, passes and cards to board some part of a public transport system, world-class in its diversity. City planners needed an electronic system for handling point-of-sale, micro-cash exchange. The engineers wanted a technology they could program and set up themselves, to their own specifications, but that would also be efficiently implemented, easy-to-use, and economical or cost-free to maintain.

†††† Dallas Semiconductor's iButton delivered it all. Turkish engineers programmed the iButton chip to handle the micro-cash transactions for transit passes and developed iButton refill stations and pass readers. When AKBIL went into operation, 1.4 million riders added plastic key fobs to their key rings, each studded with an iButton, and headed for the turnstiles. Since the iButton itself is practically indestructible and infallibly touch-connects to its reader over many years, the city does not have to keep reinvesting in hardware.

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ASKOM Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Sti.
Libadiye Cad. Bulgurlu Mah . No:34 Kat:2 Daire:3†
Uskudar† / ISTANBUL
info@askomel.com