Wayfarer 6

Affordable ITSO Ticket Machine
Next Generation Driver Console

Wayfarer 6 - Overview

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Wayfarer 6 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 Wayfarer 200 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, Wayfarer 6 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.

Wayfarer 6 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 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

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

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

Web-based back office reporting: Access via any browser.

Fast data transfer: Sends all data via 3G/4G or Wi-Fi.

BSOG up-lift compliant: Supports both ITSO and AVL requirements.

Satellite Tracking: Satellite Tracking with two way driver messaging.

Wayfarer 6 - Specification


• Height : 217 mm/8.53 inches
• Depth (including mounting) : 263 mm/10.53 inches
• Width : 226 mm/8.90 inches

Temperature/ Humidity

• Operational
• Min. -200C. - Max. +550C.
• Min. 0% RH. - Max. 85% non-condensing


• iMX53 ARM processor with cortex A8 core
• Clock speed 1Ghz
• 1 GB RAM
• 64 MB Flash
• 128 KB FRAM

User Interface

• Display : VGA colour landscape mode, 5.7" TFT LCD
• Keypad : Backlit blue with 32 button and touch screen option

Smart Card

• ISO 14443 type A, B, B', C, C' and felica compatible
• maximum reading distance 30mm, 2 SAM slots
• EMV Level 1 & 2 - Pay Pass, Pay Way, Apple Pay


• Green/Amber/Red LEDs
• Spoken messages and tones


• Thermal passive cutter
• Printer dot resolution : 8 Dots/mm
• Print speed : 150 mm/s
• Ticket paper width : 50 mm
• Printer head wear life : 50 KM of printing

Power Consumption

• Max. operating : < 3A at 24 V DC while printing
• Normal operating current : < 700 mA
• Ignition controlled off : < 5 mA

Operating Voltage

• Between 18 V DC and 48 V DC


• Ethernet-USB V.2 part A full speed, RS-485, RS-232
• GPS, GPRS, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi a, b, g, n
• Input/output available for ignition or vault management

Supported OS

• Android
• Windows 7


• Canbus
• Available as driver console only
• Additional 3 SAM slots
• Other specific options available upon customer request by individually specified expansion boards