Multifunctional employee badge for Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB)

Multifunctional employee badge for Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB)

With around 65,000 staff worldwide, Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) is now one of the 100 largest banks in the world.

Zurich, December 17, 2009–Despite the company’s huge success and fast growth, RZB makes efforts not to lose sight of the original idea behind the company–striking a balance between a market-economy approach and exercising social and ecological responsibility. The Energie Raiffeisen Leasing sustainable company therefore specialises in financing assets to generate alternative and renewable forms of energy.

RZB’s main building in the heart of Vienna which was recently extended by adding a modern extension referred to as the “Wave” is a textbook example of environmental protection in action and a solar photovoltaic system was installed on its roof in 2007.

But a company is only as good as its employees. RZB are aware of this and are therefore firmly committed to ensuring maximum possible employee satisfaction. True to the company’s mission statement, it has successfully used the SYMBIO HOTELDATA accounting system since 1997. This uses a multifunctional LEGIC card which, among other things, combines functions such as time & attendance, access control, ID badges, use of a garage and an electronic wallet. The card can be topped up at the top-up station either by using cash or a cheque account credit which can then be redeemed in any of the company’s catering facilities. Forgetful guests who do not always remember to top up their LEGIC ID with sufficient credit are assisted by an electronic wallet which allows a personal credit to be exceeded by up to a defined negative balance.

SYMBIO operates at high-speed and there is no queuing at tills even when the restaurant is really busy. Because the works restaurant and in-house cafeteria proved to be so popular, another internal expansion project is set to start in the near future. Construction work which will involve installing a third line of tills in the dining room and a second line of tills in the cafeteria is scheduled to be completed by March 2010.


Marcel Brand
Manager Marketing Communications
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd
Tel: +41 44 933 6464

About LEGIC® Identsystems Ltd

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. The LEGIC product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard, ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, security modules and transponder chips.

LEGIC Identsystems currently works with over 200 external co-operation partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multiapplications. More than 2 million readers and over 100 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 60,000 work and leisure places worldwide.