Kolumbus AS, the management company for public transport in Stavanger, has entered into an agreement with Sagasystem for delivery of Information Technology for Public Transport (ITxPT) communication equipment for use onboard their vehicles (bus and ferry).
Through the agreement with Kolumbus, Tenix software technology and components will be first installed inn 150 busses and ferries operated by Kolumbus in 2019.
The supply from Sagasystem entails ITxPT labeled vehicle gateway equipment which provides communication over the mobile network from vehicles to Kolumbus’ cloud-based back-end system. The communication includes passenger counting, antenna for mobile networks, location data and FMS.
The equipment will be used as part of the Kolumbus real-time platform, which consists of different digital surfaces such as web, app and terminal screens with the announcement of 20 million stops per year on digital screens onboard the buses.
An increase in public transport plays an important role in the green shift. In this transition, IT communication equipment from busses is essential to match the ambitions to reduce the use of private vehicles. We are delighted to have been chosen as the supplier of ITxPT components and solutions to Kolumbus and look forward to help implement the latest and state of the art public transport IT systems to Stavanger and the rest of Rogaland.
The delivery is a part of a framework agreement with Kolumbus. Sagasystem was selected out of 6 suppliers participating in the tender, where they all were graded in two different areas; quality of delivery and price. “It makes me proud to see that we achieved the highest total score. It’s a significant recognition for our focused development efforts leading to delivery of reliable IT solutions to the public transport”, states Robert E. Jacobsen, managing director of Sagasystem AS.
Tenix is the collective brand name for Sagasystem`s IT systems and components. The Tenix products are certified according to the European standard ITxPT, which enables communication between different systems independent of vendors.
With our Tenix products and solutions, new opportunities are opened up for bus authorities and operators to operate all applications and services in a safe and controlled manner. The result is increased efficiency and improved passenger information, which in turn makes public transport more attractive as a means of transportation.
The components and solutions are managed via a user-friendly and web-based Tenix software tool. This back-end system enables continuous remote monitoring of each component mounted on board, all solutions and services running, software updating and configurations.
For more information pls. contact: Robert E. Jacobsen, Managing Director, (+47) 936 98 118
Kolumbus AS is a mobility provider responsible for public transport and mobility solutions in Rogaland. We have, among other things, 400 buses, 10 boats and 200 city bikes within our service area.