Optima BL

Top performance on a tiny footprint


Ticket Printer


Ticket Validation


Automatic Vehicle Location



Highly ergonomic, DDA compliant, privacy friendly, specifically designed to accommodate driver assault screens


Low profile, reducing blind spot in driver sight


Market leading ITSO performance


Integrated on-board computer with AVL & ITCS functionality


Driver interface supports capacitive touch or keyboard


High-speed RFID & printer, reducing boarding times


Integrated WIFI-antenna cuts down installation effort


Unique paper capacity allowing paper as wide as credit card length and reducing down time and paper handling

Technical Data

  • Main processor: 800 MHz 32 bit RISC CPU PXA320, 1 GB Flash,
    256 MB SDRAM, SDHC slot
  • 32 Bit real-time processor for time critical functions
  • Crypto-processor for card processing operations

True-sound integrated loudspeaker, audio output

  • Compact ergonomic design
  • Designed for right- and left-hand drive
  • Colour RAL 7046
  • IP 54, UL94-V0 5VB
Operating voltage
  • 18–36 V DC, Isleep < 20 mA, Inominal < 2A, reverse polarity protection
  • Self-charging internal back-up battery, battery life 5 years,
Driver interface

8″ SVGA colour display (800 x 600), capacitive touch screen or 5.7″ VGA colour display (640 x 480) with 46 keys (10 softkeys, 12 free programmable function keys)

  • Configurable ticket format, width up to 86 mm, grammage
    60 –120 gm², 110 mm roll diameter (up to 2400 tickets in credit card format)
  • Graphics capable 200 dpi thermal printer
  • Ticket dispenser speed max. 250 mm/s
  • Integrated cutter
Dimensions (in mm)

227 x 255 x 196 [W x D x H]

  • Base plate with vehicle ID tag
  • GPS Receiver
  • GSM/GPRS/3G vehicle modem
  • On-board network switch
  • Hole punch
  • almex.smartfare contactless pole mount validator
  • WIFI depot ground equipment
  • Server PC
Passenger interface

Reflective customer display with white backlighting, graphics capable, 98 mm x 26 mm, i.e. freely configurable character size, traffic light style and progress indicator for card status (ITSO)

  • RS 232, RS 422, RS 485, optional IBIS
  • Ethernet, USB 1.1. Master, USB 1.1 Slave
  • Digitale I/0 (6 x), WLAN 802.11g/n
  • Programmable numeric storage in base plate
  • Connector for almex.smartfare reader
  • Integrated reader for contactless chip cards (RFID)
  • RFID-Kartenstandards: ISO 14443a/b, ISO 15693, VDV-KA,
  • Integrated ISO7816 high-speed SAM reader with 1 or
    optionally 4 slots, 5/3/1.8 V
Base plate

Mechanical raster catch, lockable

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