Bytemark, Inc., a pioneer in mobile commerce ticketing and integration for the mass transit industry, today announced a strategic North American partnership with HaCon, the leading provider of IT and data management solutions for the travel, mass transit and logistics ecosystem throughout continental Europe. The deal brings together two of the industry’s leading players to deliver fully integrated, market-specific solutions for real-time mass transit planning and mobile ticketing.
“We are pleased to join forces with HaCon, bringing their decades of experience in real-time travel planning and logistics data management to the mass transit agencies here in North America,” said Micah Bergdale, CEO of Bytemark, Inc. “Together with Bytemark’s industry-leading software and mobile solutions for mobile ticketing and payments, this partnership will deliver powerful new IT capabilities for transit agencies and put accurate, real-time transit information in the hands of their riders.”
HaCon’s timetable information system, HAFAS, helps millions of passengers stay up-to-date on their connections each day. Combining different means of public and private transport, HAFAS-based journey planners handle over 90 million requests per day, providing multimodal transport chains in more than 25 countries. Long-time HAFAS customers such as German Railways (DB) and French Railways (SNCF) benefit from ever new, innovative developments for mobile applications, internet journey planners and printed timetables. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently honored HaCon as one of the “50 Smartest Companies” in the world.
“Bytemark is a pioneer in mobile ticketing and is helping make public transit a more seamless and enjoyable experience,” said Michael Frankenberg, CEO of HaCon. “This partnership brings the knowledge, resources, systems and experience needed to take the North American public transit industry to a whole new level of excellent, and we look forward to working with the team at Bytemark to make that happen.”
HaCon creates and develops high-quality software solutions for traffic, transport and logistics. With over 30 years of experience and a dedicated team of 250+ IT and transport planning specialists, HaCon has established itself as a leading European player for planning, scheduling and information solutions. In 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) honored HaCon as one of the “50 Smartest Companies” worldwide. Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, HaCon also has offices in Berlin, Paris and London. www.hacon.de
About Bytemark, Inc.
A New York City startup with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Bytemark, Inc. provides mobile ticketing and payment solutions for transit, attractions, and events. In January 2012, Bytemark, Inc. launched the first mobile ticketing app for a major U.S. transit agency with the release of the NY Waterway app. Bytemark, Inc. is focused on providing its partners with the tools they need to navigate the rapidly evolving mobile ticketing industry. Transit has been underserved by the expansion of mobile technology, and Bytemark, Inc. is working to bridge the gap between the transit industry and the world’s growing technology sector. For more information, visit www.bytemark.co.