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29.10.2010 – 09:04

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EANS-News: Almex showcases unique compact and powerful integrated on-board computer and ticket printer for bus and tram (with photo)

Hanover/Swindon, 29/10/2010. (euro adhoc) -

- almex.optima bl supports contactless payments with debit cards
- High-speed contactless reader and printer reduces boarding times
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New Products
Subtitle: - almex.optima bl supports contactless payments with debit 
cards - High-speed contactless reader and printer reduces boarding 
times
The Almex division of the
Hoeft & Wessel Group showcases a new generation of highly compact, 
fast on-board computers with integrated ticket printer for use on 
buses and trams at the Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham. The new 
almex.optima bl model comes with a clear interface that is easy to 
operate even for passengers with disabilities. The driver is 
presented with an optimally equipped workplace with easy-to-operate 
functions via a keyboard with selective illumination of keys and a 
brilliant VGA colour display. A large scale 8" touch display is an 
optional alternative. The on-board unit's compact design ensures a 
clear view for the driver and is easy to install in all types of 
buses and trams.
The technical specification of the almex.optima bl supports 
e-ticketing in accordance with the ITSO standards for the United 
Kingdom, Calypso and 3DES hardware encryption for southern Europe, 
and VDV-KA for Germany. The integration of a high-speed ticket 
printer speeds up the processing of passengers and therefore cuts the
time standing at stops. The new almex.optima bl supports contactless 
payments using debit cards like payWaveTM and PayPassTM. This process
becomes more and more important. Moreover, the on- board computer 
supports ITCS and telematics applications.
With its new on-board unit, Almex enlarges its range of 
state-of-the-art on- board computers with ticket printers. The new 
business line model almex.optima bl can easily be customised to meet 
the requirements of public transport operators. Completing the range 
is the comfort line model almex.optima cl with additional integrated 
features, a height-adjustable driver display and extended interface 
options to meet the toughest requirements.
In recent years, Almex has sold over 20,000 electronic on-board 
computers with ticket printers, mainly in Europe. One of the biggest 
projects to date is the installation of an ITSO-capable ticketing 
solution in half of all the regular buses in Scotland.
The Almex division of the Hoeft & Wessel Group is one of Europe´s 
leading providers of ticketing and telematics systems for public 
transportation as well as communications solutions for railway 
companies.
Media section, with photographs of almex.optima bl:
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Almex at the - Euro Bus Expo, NEC, Birmingham 2-4 Nov. 2010, Hall 5, 
Booth 5/T164 - TranspoQuip Latin America, São Paulo, Brazil 10-12 
Nov. 2010, German Pavilion
The Hoeft & Wessel Group is Germany´s leading IT hardware and 
software specialist for ticketing, parking and mobile solutions. 
Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the company its
name and listed on the stock market since 1998, the enterprise has 
grown into a group of companies generating sales revenues of almost 
EUR 100 million and employing a workforce of 500 employees. The 
headquarters are Hanover, Germany, and Swindon, west of London. The 
annual capex investment volume in the Research & Development 
division, which determines in the company´s technological orientation
and employs about a third of the workforce, amounts to around 10 per 
cent of sales revenues. In line with its internationalisation 
strategy, the group of companies operating in the 
business-to-business segment already generates more than 50 per cent 
of its sales revenues abroad.
Pictures with Announcement:
http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/p14QjpDa
end of announcement                               euro adhoc

Further inquiry note:

Arnd Fritzemeier
Tel.: +49-511-6102-300
E-Mail: PR@hoeft-wessel.com

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WKN: 601100
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