Ideal for attended on-board and point of sale applications

Versatile ergonomic design with open systems architecture

Very long product life span, up to 10 years

Easy-to-use driver interface

High performance processor


Wayfarer6 is a new generation driver console developed by Parkeon as part of its Smart Transport programme to support the emergence of Smart Cities.

The platform integrates ticketing and validation in one holistic design, offering multi-read capability – including contactless EMV bank cards and ITSO – barcode reading, 4G connectivity, location-aware SatNav/route learning and a touchscreen option.

Wayfarer6 which includes a high performance 32 bit processor, supports automatic destination updating, 2-way driver messaging, Real Time Information and fleet management, along with sophisticated third party integration covering scheduling systems, vehicle telematics, voice radio systems, CCTV, and passenger Wi-Fi. It utilises many of the existing Wayfarer data sets and configuration files, and is backwards compatible with the successful Wayfarer200 series.

The console, ideal for buses, trams, trains and metros – and integrated multi-modal networks – communicates with Parkeon’s newly-developed TMS 2 back office solution, offering web-based reporting and system configuration, with options for hosting and managing operator systems. It can also function as a static point of sale terminal.

In addition, Wayfarer6 provides key management data and reports, including customer buying patterns, that help to enhance efficiency, optimise services, reduce fraud, improve revenue management and monitor performance by driver, operator and route.

Wayfarer6 can interface with remote smart card validators, such as the Parkeon Axio Touch, to provide a fully integrated system aligned to today’s modern ticketing requirements.

Versatile design and future-proof architecture

Based on Microsoft Windows or the open source Android Operating System makes development of additional features, advanced services and applications easy and fast

Adaptable to provide either a basic or a fully integrated ticketing system capable of development as necessary to keep pace with evolving customer requirements

Can be used as a standalone bus driver console only, or as part of a comprehensive vehicle AFC and RTPI System

Ticket issuing and validation in one integrated device

Fast secure processing to speed up boarding time without detracting from operational efficiency and management planning

Provides an interface for smart card operation as well as an interface for Real Time Passenger Information systems

Handles all contactless smart cards/tags and types including passes, multi-journey and stored value

Contactless EMV bank card handling ready

Multiple anti-fraud features including remote deactivation of validators during inspection

Always-on information

Clearly advise passengers of the status of smart card validity, number of journeys remaining, season ticket status and balance

Local Intelligent System and Real Time passenger information providing the progress of travel on the route using the integrated vehicle location system (GPS) and wireless communications infrastructure (GPRS, 3G/4G)

Distributes real time and local information to passengers through high speed Ethernet connections to Axio Touch validators

Robust, reliable, proven

Widely deployed worldwide

Qualified and well-proven components

Optimised to meet all the requirements of the mobile world of bus and tram travel

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Dimensions (HxDxW): 217 x 263 x 226 mm

High speed CPU – choice of Android or Windows OS

GPS and GLONASS positioning systems

LCD colour screen and 32 buttons backlit keypad

Audio messages and tones

ISO 14443 type A, B, B’, C, C' and Felica contactless smart card interface

Green / Amber / Red operations lights

18-48 V DC full operation

High speed thermal printing