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28.03.2012 – 11:49

Höft & Wessel AG

EANS-News: Hoeft & Wessel delivers first e-Ticket reader to Danish State Railway (with photo)

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Hannover/Germany, 28/03/2012. (euro adhoc) - The first newly developed
inspection devices for e-Tickets developed by Hoeft & Wessel have just been
delivered to the Danish State Railway (DSB). DSB project head Jesper Frederik
Gottlieb and Hoeft & Wessel sales head Torsten Seipelt were delighted with
delivery being made on schedule. With a weight of only about 200 grams, the
small and ergonomically designed device sets new benchmarks. In times of
e-Ticketing, as a result the conductor´s current mechanical validator are
replaced by electronic ones, which can identify and read RFID tags, writing
(OCR) and 2D barcode.

As a first step, 1,400 mobile readers of the new model series with the product
name almex.motive are to be supplied by Hoeft & Wessel to DSB and then used by
train attendants from early 2013. The delivery of the reader is in connection
with the introduction of the "Rejsekort" e-Ticket in Denmark: the card is to be
available both as a personalised smartcard and in the form of an anonymised
card capable of being charged or topped up. Using the new almex.motive, these
cards are to be checked on board of trains in future. This will save money and
improve the level of comfort and convenience to passengers. A special feature
of the almex.motive is the ability to create a wireless connection with a
conventional handheld acting as a host. As a result, this new development
created by Hoeft & Wessel represents a world novelty to be deployed for the
first time in the north of Europe.

Press folder with photograph of delivery of the first unit:

The Company

The Hoeft & Wessel Group is the leading IT and engineering technology Group for
ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and Great Britain.
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, UK, to the west of London.

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Further inquiry note:
Arnd Fritzemeier
Tel.: +49-511-6102-300

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company:     Höft & Wessel AG
             Rotenburger Str.  20
             D-30659 Hannover
phone:       +49-511-6102-0
FAX:         +49-511-6102-411
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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