ATRON successfully completes installation at Norled
Norled AS, one of the largest shipping and touring organizers in Norway, commissioned ATRON electronic GmbH in Markt Schwaben, Germany, with the installation of a new back-end system including the devices for billing and eTicketing. The special challenge was to improve the communication with the 45 car ferries and 17 speed ferries of Norled. Additionally, the ticketing of the Norwegian company was to be simplified. As part of a system solution, more than 200 handhelds of the AMR 140 series including the matching printing units were supplied and installed. Furthermore, vending machines of the series AFA 491 are used for ticket print on location on the route between Stavanger - Tau. Thanks to the latest version of the ATRON background software ATRIES, the online purchase of the eTickets via smart card is also possible within the Norwegian Ferry Association.
The special challenge of the project was the ever growing customer requirements and a tight schedule. With the complete system acceptance in the beginning of 2013, ATRON has been able to complete all services reliably and on time. "The very modern system solution by ATRON has made it significantly easier for Norled to transport millions of customers per year.", says Norled Project Manager Herbjorn Skumsnes during the project acceptance.
ATRON's Senior Project Manager, Arno-Alexander Filbig, was pleased at the project completion in Bergen: "We are very proud to develop new application fields together with Norled AS based on ATRIES and to be able to offer new products in Norway with an even higher customer satisfaction." Within the continuous development of the operation, the cooperation is already entering the next phase. Very soon, an even more modern generation of handhelds by ATRON is to be used in daily operation. The success story in the high North continues.
Norled AS is a fully owned subsidiary of the Norwegian Stavangerske Dampskibselskap AS, which covers a large part of ferry transport on the Norwegian West coast with around 80 ships. Norled itself employs more than 1,400 people and has a turnover of more than 200 million euro. Headquarters are in Bergen and Stavanger.
ATRON electronic GmbH
ATRON can look back on a history of more than 30 years. Since its foundation by the current Managing Director Anton Tomov in 1980, the company has become one of the leading providers of system solutions for public transport. The portfolio includes three main areas of business: fare management / eTicketing, operations control and passenger information. The ATRON electronic GmbH with its headquarters in Munich and business premises in Markt Schwaben is an independent company and operates internationally. There are branches in Dortmund, Magdeburg and Zagreb (Croatia). The ATRON systems AG is present in Bronschofen (Switzerland) and Linköping (Sweden) as an affiliate.