Cubic Transportation Systems' e-Ticketing Smart Card System Receives First Standards Certification in Germany by Association of

Cubic Transportation Systems' e-Ticketing Smart Card System Receives First
Standards Certification in Germany by Association of German Transport
Companies

Cubic Transportation Systems announced today it received the industry's first
certification from the Association of German Transport Companies under new
standards for an Internet-based sales office system for the issue and
administration of contactless smart card-based e-tickets using off-the-shelf
hardware.

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cubic
Transportation Systems announced today it received the industry's first
certification from the Association of German Transport Companies under new
standards for an Internet-based sales office system for the issue and
administration of contactless smart card-based e-tickets using off-the-shelf
hardware.

After two years of field use with its client Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV),
the Cubic vHGS solution received certification against the rigorous German
eTicket standards, validating the technical approach and providing a model for
other providers.

Systems meeting the German eTicket standards set a new level of performance
because they enable the secure use of any Internet-connected PC for
contactless smart card e-ticket issuance in a sales office. Until now, systems
required smart card readers that contained an expensive, proprietary security
application module (SAM). With the new lower cost systems pioneered by Cubic,
smaller transportation agencies and partners can provide a wide range of
ticketing services without buying expensive dedicated ticketing systems, all
agencies can improve customer service more affordably by adding additional low
cost workstations, and the risks from stolen systems are reduced.

About the German eTicket Certification

The VDV-Kernapplikation GmbH & Co.KG (Association of German Transport
Companies) (VDV KA), the German eTicket standards body, has issued its first
certification for an e-ticket-based sales office to Cubic Transportation
Systems for the German VDV core application standard. Cubic's sales office
solution for the issue and administration of smart cards is part of the system
called "vHGS," developed and operated for the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV)
by Cubic Transportation Systems (Deutschland) GmbH based in Hamburg.

Elke Fischer, head of application management and certification at VDV KA GmbH,
said, "The first certified KA terminal is a new and important step for the
(((eTicket Deutschland after several proofs of the certification of VDV-KA
media. This should provide a basis for all other providers of KA components."

The system consists of a multi-client-capable central system with sales
offices connected to the back office via a Web interface. The system was put
into operation in December 2011 after two years of development. Today 32
transport operators from the region of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund are
using the Cubic system which replaced RMV's previous paper tickets with the
contactless VDV-KA smart card eTicket RheinMain . Other (((e-Ticket products
include "65plus" for senior citizens school season tickets called CleverCards.
Additional RMV tariff products will be launched soon including weekly and
monthly passes as well as job tickets.

"From the beginning, the KA standard has been a basic requirement in the
eTicket RheinMain concept," said Jörg Puzicha, managing director,
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegessellschaft mbH. "It is the basis for the
smooth integration and cooperation of all the systems operated by the nearly
200 project partners and further promotes the customer-friendly service
concept in the region."

The multi-client capability of the system leverages economies of scale so that
smaller transportation companies too can become part of the distribution
system without having to fund an expensive, separate dedicated ticketing
system. Riders benefit from the broader availability of services such as the
change and return of ticket products and subscriptions, notices of loss or the
issue of replacement smart cards through any participating operator.
Previously, this had only been possible at the sales office of the
transportation company from which the customer had originally purchased the
product.

"We are extremely pleased with the successful completion of what was a very
challenging certification process for the vHGS," said Stefan Jacobs, general
manager of Cubic's Germany-based operations. "To be first to receive the
certification validates our e-ticketing system architecture for future
systems."

About Cubic Corporation

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic
Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense
Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense
Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure
communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of
training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for
U.S. and allied nations.

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and
information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic
delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management,
delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to
travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and
agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in
real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply,
installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by
Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron
support, business support and field services.

Every year, nearly 7 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and
information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets
on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast
Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C.
/Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San
Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South
Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales),
Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.

In Germany Cubic has implemented and is operating the regional,
multi-client-capable central system for electronic fare management for the RMV
as well as the mobile ticketing systems for the Northern Hessen, Rhine-Main,
Rhine-Neckar, and Karlsruhe regions.

For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at
http://www.cubic.com.

Contacts:

Rosemary Alton/Harriet Jamieson
HAMG360
PH: +44 (0) 20 8289 6216
Rosemary.alton(at)HAMG360(dot)com
Harriet.jamieson(at)HAMG360(dot)com

Timothy A. Hill
Director of Corporate Communications
Cubic Corporation
PH: +1 (858) 505-2430
Cell: +1 (858) 232-2927
timothy.hill(at)cubic(dot)com

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