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Subtitle: - Development of a multi mode reader unit for e-Tickets
- First extension tool for handhelds on trains worldwide

Hannover / Germany, 29/11/2011. (euro adhoc) - 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.

Media section with photos: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/12945/hoeft_wessel_ag/

The Company
The Hoeft & Wessel Group is the leading IT hardware and software technology
specialist for ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and the
United Kingdom. Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the
company its name, the enterprise has grown into a group of companies generating
sales of just under EUR 100 million and employing a workforce of 500 employees.
Its main locations are Hannover and Swindon, west of London.

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

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company:     Höft & Wessel AG
             Rotenburger Str.  20
             D-30659 Hannover
phone:       +49-511-6102-0
FAX:         +49-511-6102-411
mail:     ir@hoeft-wessel.com
WWW:      http://www.hoeft-wessel.com
sector:      Technology
ISIN:        DE0006011000
indexes:     Prime All Share, Technology All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Hannover, München 
language:   English

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