Ticketing Software Development for a Solutions Provider in Public Transportation Sector

Edvantis helped ATRON create a ticketing system, based on the standard introduced by the joint venture of the public transport authorities (PTAs) in Sweden.

The Challenge

ATRON Systems Sweden AB is a branch of the ATRON Group headquartered in Germany.
The company is a European market leader in software and hardware solutions for the public
transport industry.

ATRON Systems Sweden AB previously used the ticketing solution developed by ATRON
electronic GmbH. However, in recent years Samtrafiken – a joint venture of the public
transport authorities in Sweden – introduced a new ticketing and payment standard called BoB (Biljett- och Betalstandard).

ATRON Systems Sweden required a new solution to rapidly achieve compliance with the
changes. However, they needed a hand on the technical parts to implement the BoB
standard. ATRON contacted Edvantis because we had engineers, familiar with the standard,
and available to immediately get started on the project.

Edvantis is currently supporting ATRON Systems Sweden AB in the area of public transport with the integration of the Swedish ticketing standard BoB. Within the current cooperation, Edvantis has distinguished itself through professionalism, reliability and adherence to schedules.

Juergen Goldmann, Director Business Operations at ATRON Systems Sweden AB

Solutions Delivered by Edvantis

After doing a project discovery to estimate the scope of the project, Edvantis provided the Client with 4 backend developers and 1 tech lead. The team was assigned to create BoB-compatible backend architecture, using an existing engine.

The project is still in progress. However, Edvantis can already report on some stellar results:

  • Created a backend engine following Mobile Ticket Specifications (MTS) and Schemas introduced by the BoB standard
  • Wrote integration tests to conduct comprehensive quality assurance of all ticketing features
  • Adapted the Client s previous CI/CD pipeline to better support the development of a new backend solution
  • Integrated a number of APIs

We Achieved Great Results Together!

BoB standard is an innovative concept in the public transport market. The standard
continues to evolve in terms of requirements, as we speak.

By rapidly setting up the project, Edvantis enabled ATRON Systems Sweden AB to become
the front-runner among other PTAs of Sweden. The Client has the potential to sell the
application on the Swedish market. The solution can be re-used by any Swedish PTA with
only a few changes to parameters.

The backend engine we developed can also be used for interfaces of any ticketing device in
public transport, whether we talk about purchasing tickets through unattended terminals,
conductor-attended handheld devices, mobile apps, or websites.

Technologies Used

Java 11 / Quarkus / Hibernate / PostgreSQL / Kafka

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