Berner & Mattner supports the Implementation of Model-based Software Development at Scheidt & Bachmann

Fare collection systems division develops new E-Ticketing solution
(PresseBox) (Munich, ) Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH supported the fare collection systems division of Scheidt & Bachmann in implementing a modelbased software development process for a modern E-Ticketing solution. In order to react to future market needs, Scheidt & Bachmann had decided to redevelop a Smartcard reader. By means of the new modelbased process both the quality of the Smartcard software and the productivity during development were significantly improved.

Scheidt & Bachmann ranks among the market leaders in systems for parking and leisure centres, signalling equipment, fare collection and petrol stations. For some years now the company based in Moenchengladbach has successfully applied card readers in the form of Smartcards both in Germany and abroad. In order to be well prepared for future market needs, Scheidt & Bachmann had been looking for an experienced partner for implementing a modelbased development process and appropriate development tools. "We opted for Berner & Matter Systemtechnik, who had convinced us by its expertise of many years in the field of modelbased development", states Roland Nennen, project manager at Scheidt & Bachmann.

For the first time ever Scheidt & Bachmann's fare collection systems division has applied modelbased methods on the basis of UML during the development of software components for Smartcards. The tool that was applied was Rhapsody in C by IBM. "We have benefited in every way from the cooperation with Berner & Mattner", says Roland Nennen. "The new process has increased both software quality through good testability and traceability and productivity in software development". In addition, the modular software architecture enables the flexible adjustment and extension of the card reader functionality for its application in various E-Ticketing solutions that are tailored to local markets.

About Scheidt & Bachmann

Founded in 1872, Scheidt & Bachmann with its long tradition nowadays presents itself as an innovative system house. The four divisions, which are to a large extend independent, develop, manufacture and sell systems for parking and leisure centres, signalling systems as well as fare collection and petrol station systems. Scheidt & Bachmann systematically pursues its strengths and introduces innovation processes. Not least due to this, Scheidt & Bachmann ranks among the worldwide market leaders with about 1,950 employees in all its divisions.

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