GPRS enabled Electronic Ticketing Machine (ETM), made by the company Quantum AEON was implemented at PAMBA Depot and it is running successfully. Chengannoor, Kottyam and Eranakulam depots will get the new ETM within days to enhance the Sabarimala Pilgrimage.
What is new with this GPRS enabled ETM is, all the ETMs (all over kerala) were connected to a “Central Server Computer” through the GPRS connection (GPRS connection was enabled using the BSNL mobile SIM card). Each and every ticket detail from ETM will send to the central server on a real-time basis. So the “Total Cash Collection”, zone wise collection, depot wise collection, bus type wise collection, operated kilometer or earning per kilometer everything can see at the central Server. Bus location also can identify through this ETM.
Anybody having a username and password can access these details through a web browser at any time any were in the world, using a Desktop Computer, Laptop, Tab or even a mobile phone.
Both Front-end and back-end software are developed by the ETM company Quantum AEON. Previously the back end software was developed by the EDP Centre (Computer Centre of KeralaRTC).
For the information of the media idiots who shown the video clip of “ETM-Central Server Computer” at the KSRTC head quarters, in their channel :-
- There is no any Central Server Computer for ETM at KSRTC head quarters till now.
- This ETM installation is not the final and please don’t try to highlight the mistakes. For every beginning, mistakes and confusions are normal. So don’t air the father-less news to tarnish KSRTC.
At present a temporary Central Server Computer is maintaining by the Quantum AEON company at their head quarters, Bangalore. This temporary arrangement was made by the company for 650 ETMs, at their own cost. I appreciate the Quantum AEON MD for doing such a favor for KSRTC. (Why this is a favor, this temporary arrangement was not mentioned in the tender agreement). And I am praying to the GOD for a faster installation of Central Server Computer for ETM at KSRTC head quarters, Chief Office, Thiruvananthapuram.