DENMARK: As part of a national multi-modal e-ticketing project, national passenger operator DSB has commissioned Höft & Wessel to develop an external unit which will enable a variety of hand-held devices to read a wide range of electronic ticket formats.

The module will be able to use RFID, OCR and barcode technologies to check e-tickets. DSB plans to deploy about 1 400 devices for on-train use, with other transport operators then following.

The lightweight system will have a secure Bluetooth connection, but it could also be used as a stand-alone unit. In principle, it could also be deployed for other e-ticket standards such as ITSO, VDV-KA and Calypso, and could be equipped with wi-fi and NFC.