The Automated Fare Collection system (AFC) branded as 'Nol' is custom designed to unify the fare collection and e -ticketing systems of different departments of transport. It was implemented for the Road & Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai, U.A.E. The system includes the supply, installation and maintenance of all user-interface devices such as the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), the Electronic Validation Machine (EVD), Fare Collection Gates (FCG) for marine transport as well as the back - end servers and software solution encompassing remote control, software distribution, report generation and transaction monitoring on all connected devices
RTA buses are now equiped with state-of-the-art check-in-check-out terminals that communicate to a central processing hub.These devices have fully independent offline software upgrade capability and upload encrypted transactional data to a secure server placed at the bus depots. Electronic tickets are dispensed from vending machines placed strategically across the city. These machines are equipped with a full color touch screen, advanced currency evaluation systems and ticket encoding systems. They were also customized to withstand the varying climate conditions prevalent the region. Moreover, passengers who are not familiar with how the system works have the option to purchase tickets from an attendant at the ticketing office as well.
Marine transport has also been included in the new fare collection system, making it easier for passengers who use multiple modes of transport on a daily basis. The turnstile gates at the marine stations function as online validation machines on which the same fare media can be used as all other modes of transport except taxis.