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Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 2020/12/09 - Thales has been selected by GVB, Amsterdam's public transport company, to replace all card readers in their buses and trams fleet - GVB.nl / ThalesGroup.com. Euronext: HO
• 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.
These new card readers will enable travelers to pay by mobile phone, bank card, credit card or QR code.
GVB (gvb.nl) 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.
Thales (thalesgroup.com) is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers businesses, organisations and states in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process.
With 83,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2019 (on a basis including Gemalto over 12 months).