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Optidev Awarded SEK 20 Million Contract for Västtrafik
Optidev, a hardware and software company headquartered in Borås of Sweden has been selected to deliver a mobile ticketing solution to manage ticket sales and ticket inspection on board trains, trams and ferries operated by Västtrafik. The contract spans over five years.
– Train managers, inspectors, and ferry service personnel will receive a durable and user-friendly mobile device that will keep them connected to the new generation ticketing system that supports the national ticket and payment standard (BoB) governed by Samtrafiken. The national standard was developed for use by all Swedish travel companies, says Fredrik Logenius, CEO at Optidev.
– Another advantage is that Optidev can offer consumer products with cutting-edge technology as an option to rugged enterprise products. The mobile consumer device can be protected by a rugged case, which provides great durability at a significantly lower cost than other rugged solutions, says Björn Larsson, solution architect and responsible for the project at Optidev.
–The solution from Optidev simplifies ticket sales and ticket inspection on board our vehicles. Our train managers and ticket inspectors are testing the new system in October. In the spring of 2019, we will roll out approximately 380 handheld devices, says Maria Björner Brauer, sales and marketing director at Västtrafik.