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Evolis printers selected by public transport systems in Belgium to personalize their Mobib season passes

 

Evolis, France, June 11, 2012. STIB & SNCB, leading public transport operators in Belgium, have selected Evolis card printers to personalize millions of MOBIB contactless passes in a decentralized, customer-facing way.

 

To obtain a MOBIB pass, the doorway to flexibility and freedom in public transportation in Belgium (metro, tramways, trains and buses), commuters can visit the sales counters manned by the operators STIB & SNCB, and receive their personalized MOBIB cards that are issued instantly, thanks to the Evolis Zenius Expert card printer.

With Zenius Expert, the MOBIB pass is personalized within seconds . Zenius prints the picture and personal data of the card holder on the MOBIB card surface and the integrated Crazy Writer Calypso module encodes all data related to the subscribed travel plan onto the contactless  chip. This virtual embedded subscription can be renewed and updated very simply and in a jiffy, via the Web, or at counters and vending machines available throughout the various stations. This contactless technology is compliant with Calypso2, a standard specific to public transportation systems, thus granting all public transport operators with a proven level of security and interoperability.

To reliably deploy this new and extensive solution for the benefit and convenience of commuters, the transport operators have collaborated with several systems integrators to design cutting-edge IT solutions, along with GMP Belgium Bibliofilm, Evolis’ distributor for Belgium and Luxembourg.

“With this new infrastructure, the goals for traffic optimization, time saving and comfort have all been achieved” , said Henry Everard, President, GMP Belgium Bibliofilm.“MOBIB allows for additional flexibility when commuting, and the Zenius printer is key in adding comfort to the user’s experience. We really appreciated Pebble, the previous generation of Evolis printers, and we can only foresee an even greater achievement from Zenius. We like its compact footprint and the way it easily finds its place on any sales counter, to provide fast personalization. The card printer is also easy to operate, thanks to its card-feeding module conveniently located at the printer’s front. All these benefits are crucial to successful operations”.


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