Company News • 30.11.2011

Danish State Railway once again selects Hoeft & Wessel

First extension tool for handhelds on trains worldwide and development of a multi mode reader unit for e-Tickets

Hoeft & Wessel AG is in the process of developing a multi mode reader unit for electronic tickets for the Danish State Railway (DSB). As an external module, it enables e-Tickets on the basis of RFID, OCR and barcode technologies to be inspected using all handhelds.

As a first step, DSB plans to deploy about 1,400 devices for use by its train attendants. As a second step all other public transport operators in Denmark will follow suit and use the same device which henceforth per se will be a standard device in Denmark. The new development is the world´s first wireless extension tool for handhelds used for inspecting e-Tickets in long-distance passenger transport.

The background to the contract award is the inspection of e-Tickets for the nationwide e-Ticketing project "Rejsekort". In the process, Denmark has opted for a smartcard that is valid on all modes of transport. Jesper Frederik Gottlieb, project manager for the mobile inspection terminal at DSB, therefore does not only perceive the improved efficiency delivered by the project in daily operation: "Using the E-Ticket, we can offer our roughly 200 million DSB passengers each year a great deal more comfort, transparency and security. In this project Hoeft & Wessel is our partner for simple and efficient inspection of the new ticket by our train attendants." "Our solution is unique worldwide and will increase the acceptance of e-Ticketing systems," adds Thomas Wolf, member of the Board of Management of Hoeft & Wessel AG, responsible for the Ticketing division of the Almex brand.

To this end, Hoeft & Wessel itself has contributed a great deal of modern technology. As external modules, the multi mode reader unit acts as an extension for all handhelds that do not have RFID, OCR and barcode readers of their own. The lightweight system, which is simple and convenient to use, features a secure Bluetooth connection. Its easy operation and long operating life make it an effective module for the inspection of E-Tickets. At its core is a contactless card reader that scans tickets at lightning speed. In principle, the system can be deployed for all E-Ticket standards such as ITSO, VDV-KA and Calypso. What is special about it is that the system can also alternatively be used as a stand-alone solution and can optionally also be equipped with WiFi and NFC.

This is not the first time that DSB relies on the expertise of Hoeft & Wessel as one of the leading specialists for ticketing solutions: The state-owned company had ordered Almex brand ticket vending machines as early as 2004 and in the year 2010. At present, some 300 stationary ticket terminals are in use at DSB. Throughout Europe, there are more than 10,000 units installed. The company´s expertise in the field of mobile terminals speaks for itself: in over 30 years, Hoeft & Wessel has delivered more than 250,000 systems.

 

Supplier
Logo: Höft & Wessel AG

Höft & Wessel AG

Rotenburger Straße 20
30659 Hannover
Germany

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: “Carbon” – The future of payment transactions by InterCard...
18.03.2019   #payment systems #Trade fair special EuroCIS 2019

“Carbon” – The future of payment transactions by InterCard

Customer-oriented processes beyond standard market solutions

Thumbnail-Photo: Improving performance with video training
19.06.2019   #personnel management #video

Improving performance with video training

Video tutorials for inventory management or customer service excellence

Smart Retail Solutions (SRS) has announced their ProfitTrax Platform is now including Best Practice Video Training in its Advanced Analytics Suite. Their team has successfully implemented the update because they believe the key to profit improvement ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Robots in retail: producer and salesperson all-in-one at the fully...
15.03.2019   #artificial intelligence #customer retention

Robots in retail: producer and salesperson all-in-one at the fully automated kiosk

Interview with Matthias Krinke, Managing Director of pi4_robotics GmbH

At Berlin’s shopping mall Bikini Berlin, we meet the robot “Gisela”. The robot’s designer Matthias Krinke sat down with us and explained what she can do and revealed what the retail industry can expect from her and her ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Changing markets: embracing disruption to harvest opportunity...
18.06.2019   #digitization #event

Changing markets: embracing disruption to harvest opportunity

Reporting from the first annual Retail & Brand Experience World Congress in Barcelona

More than 200 industry insiders highlighted the many challenges facing the retail sector today in interesting talks and lectures.Topics included the customer experience, the use of technologies, digital media, omnichannel strategies, personalization ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention...
18.04.2019   #e-commerce #sustainability

Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention

Choosy analyzes fashion trends on Instagram – and redesigns them

The fashion world moves at lightning speed – and more than ever thanks to the rise of social media. In the past, key trends emerged off the runways twice a year during fashion weeks. Now Instagram et al. set the tone daily thanks to feeds of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital Signage Summit Europe - 30 % discount...
07.06.2019   #customer analysis #marketing

Digital Signage Summit Europe - 30 % discount

Many of the world’s foremost digital signage experts, thought leaders and leading technology and service suppliers will come together to present a unique mix of keynotes, conference channels, awards and exhibition showcase.

Now in its 14th year, DSS Europe is the leading European strategy event exploring the business and technology of Digital Signage and DooH - here is a 30% code for our readers – 415839The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Customer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Interactive networking for true sales success...
06.03.2019   #digital signage #pos marketing

Interactive networking for true sales success

Smart distribution of video content at the POS

Modern retail marketing is all about communicating the right offers to the customers at the right time and in the right place. “In order to ensure the greatest possible efficiency and sales speed, for example during campaigns and special ...

Thumbnail-Photo: LANCOM Systems expands its solution portfolio with a range of powerful...
19.03.2019   #security #software developement

LANCOM Systems expands its solution portfolio with a range of powerful firewalls

Machine learning protects against viruses and malware

German network infrastructure supplier LANCOM is expanding its range of solutions with a full lineup of firewalls for small and medium-sized enterprises. The LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls are powerful solutions for effective cybersecurity: ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online inventory management system
06.05.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Online inventory management system

5 things e-commerce retailers should look for

In order to perform online efficiently as an Internet retailer, one needs to choose the most effective inventory management system. Its main features should include centralised user interface, full automation, automated stock checking and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Top 8 supply chain technology trends in 2019...
07.05.2019   #supply chain management (SCM) #artificial intelligence

Top 8 supply chain technology trends in 2019

Technologies that supply chain leaders simply cannot ignore

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 8 supply chain technology trends in 2019.Gartner’s top strategic supply chain technology trends have broad industry impact, but have not yet been widely adopted. They might be experiencing significant ...

Supplier

ROQQIO Commerce Solutions GmbH
ROQQIO Commerce Solutions GmbH
Harburger Schloßstraße 28
21079 Hamburg
APG Cash Drawer
APG Cash Drawer
4 The Drove
BN9 0LA Newhaven
LANCOM Systems GmbH
LANCOM Systems GmbH
Adenauerstraße 20 / B2
52146 Würselen
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Aschmattstr. 8
76532 Baden-Baden
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Landgraben 75
24232 Schönkirchen