Menu Close


Studierendenwerk Mainz: The Studicard gets competition

Dear readers,

the higher education area Mainz / Bingen comprises approx. 40,000 students. Life around the campus is organized by the Studierendenwerk Mainz. Now the Studierendenwerk Mainz focuses on future technology and protects the environment.

STW Mainz has been one of our loyal customers for eight years. Equipped with our hardware, payments are made in all facilities (cafeteria, cafeteria, washing machines, supply machines). Going to your own apartment in the dormitories, opening the lockers, copying and printing.

Everything is based on the Studicard. A MIFARE ® DESFire card, which we have provided with the corresponding applications. – Around 10,000 plastic cards are created each year and disposed of at some point. Is it still up to date?

The decision is made!

The Studierendenwerk Mainz has commissioned us to enable the introduction of a smartphone payment and is gradually saying goodbye to the plastic card body. This protects the environment and your wallet.

In the first step, the existing hardware is replaced. More than 50 cash desk workstations are equipped with our RS 260 cash register readers. The installed money reloaders are exchanged for our modern RS 56xx card reloaders.

In the second step, we are introducing the smartphone payment function with our myPurse app. The myPurse app is available for both Android and IOS operating systems.

The procedure is very simple: load the app on the smartphone, scan the generated QR code on the certified reader hardware (RS 260, RS 910, RS 56xx) and carry out the desired payment or upgrade. Would you like to learn more? Visit our homepage: or call me.

Sincerely yours

Ralf Schomäcker