Amsterdam selects Thales’ high tech card readers to equip its buses and trams

Amsterdam selects Thales’ high tech card readers to equip its buses and trams

  • Contactless for a safer sanitary payment
  • Thales’ new card readers enable a payment by mobile phone, bank card, credit card or QR code
  • This new contract concerns approximately the replacement of 4000 card readers.

Thales has been selected by GVB, Amsterdam's public transport company, to replace all card readers in their buses and trams fleet. These new card readers will enable travelers to pay by mobile phone, bank card, credit card or QR code.

GVB choose the latest Thales technology and offers to their passengers to use card reader equipped with built-in barcode and EMV functions.

In total, this new contract concerns approximately 4000 card readers. The replacement will start in the first half of 2021. All card readers are planned to be replaced by the end of 2021.

The digital signing of the contract between Claudia Zuiderwijk, CEO GVB, and Jean-Philippe de Rek, managing director of Thales Revenue Collection Systems in the Netherlands, took place on 9 December.

“Thales is proud to supply Amsterdam with the new contactless card readers, thus contributing to the use of new payment methods in public transport. Travelers will soon be able to check in with a barcode, bank card, credit card or mobile phone. Winning the comprehensive and accurate tender confirms GVB's confidence in Thales and that our card readers are of high quality and future-proof. We look forward to further cooperation.”
Jean-Philippe de Rek, managing director of Thales Revenue Collection Systems in the Netherlands
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Chrystelle Dugimont Media Relations and Social Media, Ground Transportation, Thales Group

 

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Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions. Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.

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