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Press Releases from HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (36 total)

TK Telekom Navigator wins the Ernest Malinowski Award

HAFAS Mobil Professional proves convincing in Poland Hannover/Danzig – 20 December 2011. HAFAS Mobile Professional comes out on top as the Ernest Malinowski Award is presented at this year’s international TRAKO Railway fair. Awarded every two years for the most interesting products and technical innovations in the railway industry, the prize in the IT section went to TK Telekom, a subsidiary of the Polish State Railways (PKP), for their Navigator based

Rhine-Main Transport Association (RMV) relaunches its journey planner with HAFAS …

Hannover. April showers bring May flowers at RMV: The Rhine-Main Transport Association presents itself on with a visually completely new created journey planner. Basis is the timetable information system HAFAS from the software expert HaCon which is on active service since 2005. The association and HaCon have completely redesigned the previous journey planner and provided it with new features. The result is a new, modern appearance which is clearly-structured

Turning clients into friends: HaCon goes Facebook

Hannover (2011-05-30). A few weeks ago the fan page of the software specialist went online and now is multiplying the number of those pushing the “like” button. With being present on Facebook clients and friends are offered the possibility to become a fan of the software developer and get in active exchange with the HaCon team. HaCon regularly posts news from the company and on the subject of journey planning and

HaCon renews Samtrafiken’s online journey planner for entire Sweden

Hannover (2011-05-26). Samtrafiken links up all trips by train, bus, underground, tram, ferry and airplane of about 50 different transport companies in a compact manner for entire Sweden. In addition, Samtrafiken provides passengers information to all those connections, among other things on the online journey planner ResRobot. This one has now been switched to the timetable information system HAFAS of the software house HaCon and even been arranged more modern

Major Deal between Deutsche Bahn and HaCon: New integration tool for timetable d …

HaCon has won the contract for EVAplus, a large-scale project of Deutsche Bahn (DB). Within the tendering procedure, consisting of several steps, the software company from Hannover has qualified for a complete remodelling of the integration of DB’s timetable data. Over the two-year project period, the Train Planning System TPS will develop the data hub further, which contains and validates the timetable data of all transport companies in Germany and

Fresh, clear and green – HaCon launches new website in the spring

Hannover. In time for spring the web-presence of the software company HaCon got a facelift: With its fresh design, it offers visitors a clear structure with lots of information on timetables and transport solutions. HaCon is divided into three business segments which are also reflected in the structure of the page: The timetable information system HAFAS, the timetable construction and management system TPS and Consulting. This clear organisation allows for

Tracing trends in passenger information: 14th HAFAS User Conference in Hannover

Hannover. The HAFAS User Conference 2011 set a new record: About 180 participants from 82 companies and 13 countries followed the invitation of the software company HaCon to the 14th HAFAS Conference in Hannover. On 29 and 30 March the latest product developments related to the timetable information system HAFAS were in the centre of attention of participants from transport companies and networks as well as technology and logistics companies.

Clever co-driver secures connections for buses: ÖBB-Postbus relies on Smart-ITC …

In some regions of Austria, ÖBB-Postbuses are already on their way with Smart-ITCS-Systems from HaCon. The primary task of these systems is to generate real-time data and to enable secure connections between trains and buses. What has been tested successfully as a pilot in recent months will be realised in regular operation in the future: at the end of 2010, the ÖBB Personenverkehr AG and ÖBB-Postbus GmbH commissioned HaCon with

HAFAS for the iPad is going strong: Deutsche Bahn (DB) presents the DB Navigator …

Hannover (01-03-2011). Since February, commuting fans of the iPad may welcome a newbie of Deutsche Bahn (DB, German Rail) in Apple's iTunes Store: The DB Navigator is now available for the tablet PC by Apple and has made it to the top of the download charts right after its initial publication. The iPhone app, which has jointly been developed by the software specialist HaCon, has been downloaded more than one

HAFAS Print provides the right information in trains of Deutsche Bahn

Hannover (22-02-2011). For over 70 years, leaflets in the trains of Deutsche Bahn (DB) provide passengers with important information about their journey. Today, the leaflet "Your Travel Guide" is distributed in long-distance trains of Deutsche Bahn. It provides information on stops, connections and all the important services on the train and at the station. For creating the leaflets, it is essential to filter relevant information for the passenger from a

First HAFAS customer launches reachability search from HaCon

Hannover (2011-02-15). Since February, travellers in Norrland, the northernmost part of Sweden, benefit from the new timetable information system for public transport. The Internet information service Norrlandresan – Swedish for travel in Norrland – offers passengers many top features of HAFAS, the timetable information system from the software specialist HaCon. Practically used for the first time is the reachability search. As a 1:n-search Norrlandresan displays connections to all final destinations

German Railways (DB) opt for HAFAS Information Manager HIM from

Hannover. In order to inform passengers about problems on their journey without delay, German Railways (DB) deploy – at first in pilot operation – the HAFAS Information Manager HIM from the software specialist HaCon. Since the timetable change in December 2010, rail customers not only know whether their train will be on time. Thanks to HIM, they now also recognise at a glance whether their journey will be impaired by

Belgian National Railways provide intermodal “Train Info Services for Business …

Hannover (2011-02-08). Belgians always know the way. And this is quite simple: The Belgian Railways (SNCB / NMBS) offer a new free business service to public institutions and companies called “Train Info Services for Business”. Behind this is an intermodal routing that informs about the location of the company or institution and shows how to reach them by public transport. For this service HaCon has developed a solution based on

In the middle of Europe: Luxembourg timetable information plans across borders

CFL mobile as an iPhone App with RSS functionality based on HAFAS Hannover (2011-02-03). Luxembourg is mobile. With the new HAFAS Mobile for the iPhone, the national railway company of Luxembourg, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL), offers its customer information on the go. The iPhone application CFL mobile keeps passengers up to date about the latest timetable information for all trains and connections in Europe. With the application,

Live Map by HaCon shows Belgium’s rail traffic at a glance

Smart map services of Belgian Railways visualise information on punctuality of trains Hannover (2011-01-20). The dispatchers in the control centre of the Belgian Railways (SNCB / NMBS) had a good start into the New Year with new map services of the software specialist HaCon. The focus of the so-called Live Map is real-time information on all the trains of SNCB. The aim of the SNCB was to provide their employees with an

HAFAS app for the iPhone comes in first in Belgium: Train Info from HaCon convin …

The journey planner HAFAS Mobile for the iPhone has taken the Belgians by storm. Just the day after the release for download in the App Store from Apple, the application has reached the top of the download charts. With HAFAS Mobile for Smartphones passengers in Belgium get all relevant information for short and long distance connections for public transport. The intermodal trip planner of the Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS) calculates either

HaCon expands its activities in Scandinavia

Hannover. Samtrafiken links all trips by train, bus, subway, tram, ferry and plane of about 50 different carriers in a compact transport network for the whole of Sweden. In addition, the company, which is jointly owned by more than 30 public transport operators, supplies passengers with information on all these connections. Samtrafiken now converts the necessary information systems to HAFAS, the timetable information system developed by HaCon. This will be

Short-term train planning above and beyond mountains and fjords

Norway's railway infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket is betting on the planning tool TPS from HaCon Hannover. Jernbaneverket, the Norwegian rail infrastructure manager, will be using the software TPS from HaCon for its short-notice timetable planning in the future. Jernbaneverket is going to use the planning tool for the entire Norwegian rail network. Jernbaneverket was separated from the Norges Statsbaner (the state-run railway company in Norway) in 1996 and has been run as an

EU-Project CREAM: European Commission impressed by the technological development …

Hannover/Berlin. CREAM has paved the way to revitalise the rail freight transport on the European corridor from Benelux to Turkey. Especially the technological developments presented at the InnoTrans 2010 are a big step forward to access new markets for rail transport. That was the general feedback from a delegation of the European Commission visiting the CREAM stand at the InnoTrans. CREAM stands for Customer-driven Rail-freight services on a European mega-corridor

Managing vehicles and documents with ease: new software by HaCon makes it possib …

Hannover (2010-08-24). In future, certification that calls for the introduction of an independent maintenance management system will be required for owners of freight waggons. The owners are obliged to ensure that the freight waggons are maintained and to document their maintenance– which brings about extensive administration work. The new software P-Waggon-Manager from the Hanover-based software company HaCon makes this work much easier. For the first time, HaCon will present the

HaCon presents first-class transport solutions: Project CREAM on display at Inno …

Hanover/Berlin (2010-08-19). From September 21 to 24, the Hanover-based software and consulting company HaCon will again participate at the InnoTrans 2010 at a joint stand with PTV AG. A novelty this year: HaCon devotes a separate stand (102, hall 4.1a) to the latest technological developments within the EU research project CREAM. CREAM stands for Customer-driven Rail-freight services on a European mega-corridor based on Advanced business and operating Models. Since 2007, project

HaCon presents TPS Realtime for the first time at the InnoTrans 2010

Hannover/Berlin (2010-08-17). From September 21 to 24 Berlin is the meeting place for IT-solutions in public transport: with its contribution to the InnoTrans 2010 the software company HaCon continues its successful participation at the fair since 2006. At the joint stand (hall 4.1a, stand 126) with PTV AG from Karlsruhe, HaCon will present its innovations around the Train Planning System TPS and timetable information system HAFAS. The software TPS Realtime, as

Up to the mountain – HAFAS for the iPhone crests Switzerland

Hanover 2010-08-05). The journey planner for the iPhone developed by the German software specialist HaCon has just won over the heart of Europe – the region of Zurich. HAFAS Mobile for the iPhone provides travellers of the Zurich transport association (ZVV) with all the relevant timetables for long- and short-distance connections. These comprise individual timetable information, departure boards and area maps as well as information about the nearest stations. Travellers

HaCon and IBS combine expertise in railway operation

Hanover (2010-07-06). Two Hanoverian companies now combine their expertise in questions of railway operations: With effect from 1 July 2010, the HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, took over the engineering firm for railway operating systems (Ingenieurbüro für Bahnbetriebssysteme GmbH – IBS). This way HaCon expanded its services to include the areas operation simulation, vehicle and personnel planning and construction operations planning. This also includes consulting services concerning railway systems issues, such as travel

Train Planning System TPS is building bridges over the Pyrenees: TPS by HaCon co …

Hannover (2010-06-16). For future planning and coordinating its train paths, TP Ferro will utilise software supplied by HaCon. The bi-national Spanish and French rail infrastructure manager will use the planning tool on the 44 kilometres long new line through the Pyrenees from Perpignan in France to Figueres in Spain. TP Ferro was founded by the Spanish group ACS and the French construction company Eiffage, each holding 50 percent of the stakes

Västtrafik and HaCon travel together: HAFAS scores at second largest public tra …

Hanover/Skövde (2010-06-09). The future route planner for public transport in the southwest of Sweden will stem from Hanover. In May, the choice of Västtrafik, the second largest public transport network in Sweden, fell on the software company HaCon. Their leading timetable information system HAFAS will be employed by an additional customer in Sweden. Västtrafik will completely convert its passenger information system to HAFAS. To replace the current system, the transport network

HAFAS app for the iPhone cracks the one million download mark

Hanover (2010-06-03) . End of May was the time: HAFAS mobile as an application for the iPhone reached a seven-digit number of downloads. Via the App Store from Apple passengers have downloaded HaCon’s mobile journey planner for the popular Smartphone more than a million times. Most downloads recorded the “DB Navigator” for the iPhone by Deutsche Bahn AG (DB). Their passengers have transferred the application about 700,000 times on their Smartphones.

HAFAS User Conference sets the course for the future of travel by bus and train

176 participants, 87 companies, 14 countries – these are the facts and figures of the HAFAS User Conference 2010. All these customers of the Hanover-based software company HaCon followed this year's invitation to the 13th HAFAS User Conference on April 13th and 14th in Hanover. There they have learned about the latest product developments around the leading timetable information HAFAS. The so far unmatched statistics reflect the high status of

HaCon realises HAFAS timetable information for Google Android™

Hanover – 2010-04-08. With HAFAS for Google Android™ Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) gets the travel planner DB Railnavigator going for all the Smartphones that use the new operating system by Google for mobile devices. As from now the application is available for free download in the Android Market. Android runs on mobile devices from different manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Motorola. HAFAS Mobile for Android is much

IT-TRANS: HaCon presents timetable information for Google Android

Hanover/Karlsruhe. Android is Google's new operating system for mobile devices, which also offers new possibilities concerning the timetable information system HAFAS by HaCon. Although the number of devices currently on the market is still manageable, soaring numbers are expected: Finally, the features are not less comfortable than those of the iPhone. In addition, Android will provide a good opportunity for software. Through the open operating system other applications can easily

Swiss Federal Railways SBB give Supplier Award 2009 to software house HaCon

Hanover/Bern. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has now awarded the Hanover-based software company HaCon with the SBB Best Supplier Award 2009 in the category "information technologies”. On the first corporate group wide supplier day HaCon managing director Peter Talke, representative for the entire team, received the prize of SBB CIO Peter Kummer. The supplier day on November 12th was held in the framework of the Trade Fair for the Public

CREAM partners call for a capable container terminal for the Sofia region

Hanover/Sofia. The operating partners of the EU project CREAM (Customer-driven Rail-freight services on a European mega-corridor based on Advanced business and operating models) and further stakeholder from the transport sector have executed a declaration to support the development of intermodal transport in Bulgaria. They underline the need to strengthen the position of rail in South East Europe. Now the declaration has been handed over to the Bulgarian government. Due to

HAFAS for the iPhone successfully launched into the British market

Hanover. The journey planner for the iPhone developed by the German software specialist HaCon has just been launched successfully into the British market through their sales and support partner in the UK, Kadfire Ltd. With the mobile timetable information of the transport operator CrossCountry Trains even more passengers reach their destinations more comfortably than before. After HaCon’s iPhone applications have already been introduced to the national timetable information of Austria

Nordic Rail 2009: SMA and HaCon on target for Northern Europe

Hanover. Railway issues are often complex and require co-operation between politicians, the business community and industry experts. All of them meet at the leading fair for the railway sector in Northern Europe, Nordic Rail, in Jönköping in the south of Sweden. SMA AG, the Swiss specialist for transportation, traffic and operation, and HaCon take advantage of this forum to present their latest innovations on a joint stand from October 6th

HAFAS at ITS World Congress Stockholm

HaCon solutions for comfortably planned journeys from door to door Hanover. As ITS stands for intelligent transport systems and services, HAFAS must not be missing at the 16th World Congress which is to be hold in Stockholm this year from September 21st to 25th. The software specialist HaCon will present its leading timetable information system in the Congress Center of the Swedish Capital. There, HaCon will show its solutions on

Seamless rail traffic for Europe - HaCon at the transport logistic fair 2009

Hanover, Munich 2009-04-03 - HaCon is - as partner of logistic network consulting (LNC) from Hanover – among the 1.600 exhibitors of the exhibitors at the transport logistic in Munich. At Europe's largest logistics fair from May 12th to 15th 2009 HaCon presents its train planning system TPS and the results of the latest projects from the Transport Consulting department. With TPS, HaCon has launched an innovative train planning and

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