OTI has announced that
its wholly owned subsidiary InterCard has equipped the Hanover university and
Hanover technical college with OTI’s CampusOne, contactless smart card program
for the higher education market. The first application is a new cash register
system for the Campus Catering Services of Hanover`s student union with
contactless OTI Products. The whole system covers 13 cafeterias and canteens.
The first part of the project has an overall volume of 20,000 contactless
smart cards. The system also includes 24 checkouts and 12 loading
which cash can be credited to cards. In this first stage, sales revenue from
the project totals roughly US$ 230,000.
The student union provides facilities for approximately 60,000 students and
staff at Hanover university, as well as the technical college and the college
of veterinary medicine. Between them they register about 6,000 students each
semester. The new campus solution based on OTI smart cards is focusing
initially on the card’s payment function. Future applications on the
microprocessor card can be extended to access control, time and attendance
recording, as well as payment at slot machines and copiers, etc. Users receive
their smart cards in return for a cash deposit. The student union is using
advertisements on the reverse side of the card to finance the investment into
the new payment system.
‘One main reason why Hanover’s student union awarded us is the extensive
experience our company has gained over many years in the campus solutions
sector, which has remained our core business for many years’, said Gerson
Riesle, Managing Director of InterCard. ‘The OTI Campus solution easily allows
us to extend the system into additional applications at any time. In the
year InterCard is expecting further orders from student facilities all over
Germany, based upon the official recommendation made by the Standing
of German University Principals, which has expressly endorsed the smart card
‘This project is a persuasive demonstration for the successful integration of
the OTI Campus solution, which generates benefits for the entire OTI group’,
emphasized Oded Bashan, President and CEO of OTI.
InterCard is a wholly owned subsidiary of OTI and is a worldwide supplier of
innovative and multi-usage card solutions.
Established in 1990, OTI (On Track Innovations) designs and develops
contactless microprocessor-based smart card technology to address the needs of
a wide variety of markets. Applications developed by OTI include product
solutions for mass transit, parking, gas management systems, loyalty schemes,
ID and secure campuses. OTI has regional offices in the US, Europe, Asia
Pacific, and Africa to market and support its products. The company was
the prestigious ESCAT Award for smart card innovation in both 1998 and 2000.
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