New Members : Welcome Skantech, Norled and Finnish Public Transport Association

2020-03-13

SkanTech – Strategic Member

SkanTech is a Danish company founded in 2004.  They develop technical solutions and optimization tools to the public transport segment. The company is passionate about providing systems and solutions, which improves operation, drivers’ work satisfaction, safety and the passenger experiences.

SkanTech is specialized in on-board systems and operational software for public transport and heavy vehicles. SkanTech Vehicle Center includes vehicle communication, route management, surveillance, infotainment, announcement, passenger counting, phone system, ECO drive and a range of intelligent communication systems. These systems are designed for the automotive industry and have a high level of operational stability to minimize our customer’s risk of incurring unexpected costs due to interruptions in operation. All products fulfil the required automotive authorization.

By becoming a member of ITxPT they want to influence and be a part of the future design of an interoperable IT infrastructure. They see the greatness of opportunities in the strategy that ITxPT has launched and believe that it will bring interesting possibilities to their customers, business and to the market in general.

 

Norled – Associated Member

Norled AS is one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators. The company has 80 vessels and operates ferry and express boat services from the Oslofjord to Troms county. Norled has invested significantly in new types of vessels and eco-friendly technology, and has developed solutions used solely by the company. The company has over 1,000 employees and an annual turnover of NOK 2 billion. The company’s head office is in Stavanger with branch offices in Bergen and Oslo. Norled is owned by the Nordic infrastructure fund CapMan Infra and the Canadian company CBRE Caledon Capital Management.

 

Finnish Public Transport Association – Partner Association

The Finnish Public Transport Assocation is a co-operation organisation for public transport authorities and within the industry. The association was founded in 1970. Their task is to influence important issues concerning public transport by spreading public transport “know how’s” and increasing knowledge. They regularly arrange conferences and meetings on current issues. Their members are 13 finnish Public Transport Authorities; Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL), Meri-Lappi, cities of Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Pori, Salo, Tampere and Turku. Public transport organized by our members served people on 492 million trips on 2018 which is over 80 % of public transport trips on road in Finland.

The Finnish Public Transport Assocation joined ITxPT to support the deployment of open IT architecture and to find a way to enable interoperability between public transport IT systems. They want to learn how the deployment and practises recommended by ITxPT could help their members to enable easier development of interoperable information and ticketing system solutions and devices. It is for instance very common in Finland to work on having ID based ticketing systems and to have a better process and structure for installing devices to vehicles. In other words, the association is looking forward to a Plug-and-Play type of future.

 

If you would like to become an ITxPT Member or upgrade your membership, please contact Secretary General Anders Selling at anders.selling@itxpt.org or ITxPT Communication Assistant Pénélope Restivo at penelope.restivo@itxpt.org. You can also directly apply for membership here.