Höft & Wessel AG

EANS-News: Hoeft & Wessel set for two premieres at the IT-Trans 2012: (with photo)

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Subtitle: - Left-hand drive version of the new on-board computer with ticket
printer: Fast E and NFC ticketing for bus and rail in Continental Europe
- Presentation of the new mobile control terminal for e-Tickets

Hannover/Germany, 14/02/2012. (euro adhoc) - The company Hoeft & Wessel AG, one
of the leading providers of ticketing solutions in Europe, will be presenting
the left-hand drive version of their new on-board computer with ticket printer
at the IT-Trans in Karlsruhe. With the new unit, transport companies in
Continental Europe will also be able to offer high-speed e-Ticketing, and even
NFC-Ticketing, on their buses and trams. Hoeft & Wessel is currently in the
process of equipping the United Kingdom´s biggest private bus transport
operator, the FirstGroup, with more than 4,000 ticketing systems of the new
almex.optima bl product series.

During the conference, Hoeft & Wessel AG will also be presenting a newly
developed mobile control terminal for electronic tickets. The reader with a
very small and convenient form factor can recognise and read e-Tickets based on
RFID, OCR and barcode technologies. This makes the new almex.motive terminal
suitable for use with the e-Ticketing standards ITSO, Calypso and VDV-KA.
Available options are WLAN and NFC technology. A world-first in this new
development is that the terminal can be connected to a handheld over a secure
Bluetooth connection and can thus function as an external expansion of handheld

The business-line version of the successful on-board computer product series
almex.optima comes with a new multi-functional reader that is able to recognise
credit cards featuring EMV contactless technology (MasterCard PayPassTM and
Visa payWaveTM) as well as e-Tickets conforming to the standards in use
throughout Europe. This facilitates the operation for passengers, since they
only need to present their e-Ticket, credit card, mobile phone or printed
ticket to the reader, which then checks the validity within less than 500
milliseconds. This will speed up boarding and, in combination with the
background system, makes for an efficient ticketing system.

The large 8" touch display provides the driver with an optimally equipped
workstation, while retaining a clear view ahead, thanks to the unit's compact
design. The almex.optima bl can be fitted to all types of buses and tram
systems. Moreover, the unit supports ITCS and telematics applications. An
additional feature of the new almex.optima bl is the slightly angled display
presenting information to passengers. The display is level with the side-
mounted electronic reader, making it easy for passengers to view the
information. Moreover, persons with mobility restrictions can also reach and
view this integrated operating panel quite easily.

Over recent years Hoeft & Wessel AG has supplied more than 25,000 electronic on-
board computers with ticket printer throughout Europe and to South Africa.
Customers have a choice between the business-line model almex.optima bl and the
comfort-line model almex.optima cl with a vertically adjustable driver display
and a separate module aligned so as to allow passengers boarding the vehicle to
select ticket functions.

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

XXX Hoeft & Wessel at the IT-Trans, Karlsruhe: Hall 1 / Booth D8 XXX

The Company
Hoeft & Wessel is the leading IT and engineering technology Group for
ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Great Britain and Germany.
Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the company its name,
the enterprise has developed into a group of companies with sales revenues of
approx. EUR 90 million and a workforce of 500 employees. Its main locations
are Hannover, Germany, and Swindon, west of London.

Pictures with Announcement:

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

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Pictures with Announcement:

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: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf,
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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