(Bergen / Markt Schwaben, August 2013) Tide is on of the largest bus companies both in Norway and in Denmark with a total of 1400 buses. This also include "Kystbussen" - the express bus between Bergen and Stavanger and the airport coaches in Bergen - "Flybussen" - to Bergen Airport Flesland.
During this fall, the 40 coaches attached to "Kystbussen" and "Flybussen Bergen" will be equipped with the powerful ATRAON e-ticketing system. In addition to ticketing sale in the buses, two modern ATRON AFA 470 vending machines with eTicketing function will be installed in Bergen in connection with the express buses to and from the airport. The modern background system enables completely new possibilities in marketing. Besides the placement of advertising on screen and on chipcard there is also an option for connecting the eTicketing system to loyalty programs provided by several airline companies.
“We have already good experiences with ATRON on-board computers, and we are also satisfied that the new eTicketing system and the vending machines soon will be in operation in our buses", Roger Harkestad, CEO of Tide Buss said after the system's acceptance inspection July 2013. Senior project manager Arno-Alexander Filbig is already looking forward to forthcoming projects: “We are proud to be allowed, also in the future, to stand as a partner to Tide”.
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 the business premises in Markt Schwaben has become a group over the course of years - the ATRON Group. There are branches in Dortmund, Magdeburg and Zagreb (Croatia) and independent com[-9panies in Switzerland and Sweden.