Ascom wins contract for Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

The City of Atlanta signed a contract of about CHF 25.8 million (USD 21.7 million) to the joint venture team of Ascom and Carter Brothers for a new Parking and Ground Transportation Solution at the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International.
Thereby, Ascom is responsible for the parking system (USD 13 million) and Carter Brothers for the construction (USD 8.7 million). The system includes advanced features such as failsafe network architecture, dual-redundancy of the central management system, license plate recognition, and parking space guidance system.
Ascom Transport Revenue is the industry leader in USA for major Airport Parking Solutions with installations at over 40% of the US’s busiest 25 airports. The specifications of this particular project required a proven technology track record in parking systems integration along with a strong customer reference base. ”The award of this contract is a testimony to Ascom’s track record regarding sophisticated solutions, the depth of our team and the strength of our customer base” says Ascom’s Managing Director of Parking Systems, Peter Sands.

The contract with the City of Atlanta is worth about CHF 15.5 million (USD 13 million) to Ascom and will roll-out over a 15 month period including over 100 lane terminals, 36 Pay-on-Foot terminals, valet parking solution, way-finding system, 6 servers providing redundancy and 10 workstations with Ascom’s industry leading back-office ”Parking Access Revenue Control Management System” (PARCS).

Ascom has been the incumbent supplier and maintainer of the Parking Control System at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport since 1980.

Ascom closes 2004 with Group net income of CHF 47 million

Ascom closes 2004 with Group net income of CHF 47 million – Board of Directors to propose dividend payment.

The Ascom Group achieved a turnaround in 2004, posting a consolidated Group revenue of CHF 1,220 million and increasing the operating result to CHF 77 million after the loss of CHF 27 million in 2003. At EBIT level, earnings of CHF 63 million were recorded following the previous-year loss of CHF 45 million. Group net income for 2004 amounted to CHF 47 million compared with the loss of CHF 68 million in 2003. Net liquidity also rose year-on-year by 131% to reach CHF 127 million. In view of the good results, the Board of Directors is to propose a dividend payout amounting to 5% of share capital or 21% of the Group net income.

About Ascom

ascom.gifAscom is an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how. In future the company aims to concentrate on the core areas of Wireless Solutions (high-value, customer-specific on-site communications solutions) and Security Solutions (applications for security, communication, automation and control systems for infrastructure operators, public security institutions and the army). The other areas mainly comprise Transport Revenue (fare collection, parking and toll collection systems) and Network Integration (network solutions for the data/voice convergence market). With a wealth of experience in implementing complex projects for discerning customers, Ascom has established itself in important key markets. Offerings range from analysis and consulting to system design and system integration, project management, engineering and implementation, right through to maintenance and support. The company has subsidiaries in 22 countries and a workforce of some 3,800 employees worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

The Transport Revenue Division is a leading, globally active provider of integrated solutions for transport infrastructures. Acknowledged experts with years of technological and branch-specific experience implement tailor-made solutions for the automation of revenue collection – for public transport, for toll collection and for car park operators. A high level of standardisation, flexibility and openness to other components distinguishes the comprehensive solutions delivered by Transport Revenue.
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