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ACT opens new office and test centre in Cardiff

02 April 2015

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ACT has opened a brand new office in the heart of Cardiff’s thriving city centre. As well as providing an innovative test and research centre, ACT’s Cardiff office provides convenient, local support for its many customers in Wales.


Located in the busy business district of St Andrews Crescent, it offers the ideal location, facilities and space for meetings, training and smart ticketing testing. 


The end-to-end test environment fully replicates the live environment for smartcard schemes deployed across Wales. Local authorities and transport operators in Wales are now able to use the facility, the first of its kind in Wales, to test all aspects of the smart ticketing lifecycle, from card production to customer journey. Previously a costly and time-consuming process due to the disparate locations of in-the-field hardware, testing is now more convenient, quicker and cost effective.


Key benefits for customers:

  • Convenient and cost effective
  • End-to-end testing of all stages of the smart ticketing lifecycle
  • Incubates new ticketing technology, exploring new ticketing and payment models
  • Helps to accelerate the introduction of new technology
  • Interoperability testing between various equipment suppliers
  • Reduces risk by testing outside of live environments
  • Confidence testing following upgrades, product launch and project implementation
  • Test and training consultancy also available

Gary Watts, ACT CEO added: “Implementing a joined-up, smart ticketing programme on a national scale is a challenging brief; it demands the latest technological advances in ticketing services and systems and close stakeholder engagement. We now look forward to welcoming customers to our new Cardiff Test and Research Centre where they can take advantage of the end-to-end smart ticketing test facility.”




For more information, please contact: Joanne Hutchinson, Marketing Manager, Applied Card Technologies Limited.

T: 01249 751200
F: 01249 751201