Open architecture for passenger information displays
An increasing number of clients are benefiting from the “open” approach to electronic information displays provided by Infotec Ltd.---
The British company’s ability to manufacture the entire display enables customers to get the solution they need without extensive time -consuming and costly adaptations. Infotec’s newly-developed T Series range of displays offers customers a tool that can work for them. The Linux/Android platform is open for customisation whilst an optional SSP (Infotec’s Software Support Package) allows programmers to use standard languages such as C/C++. Infotec’s Genius scripting can be used for ultra-low bandwidth applications such as used for passenger information displays whilst the HTML5 compliant browser offers numerous possibilities to today’s programmers. Infotec also offers a monitor-only variant of the product with standard HDMI input.
The entire Infotec range, manufactured at its headquarters in Leicestershire, employs standard components, open protocols and architectures in order to create displays that meet specific client needs. At a recent conference, Infotec demonstrated this open approach with examples including P1124 platform displays (those on view had white LEDs and offered text to speech (TTS) functionality); and full matrix LED on-vehicle displays similar to those recently developed by Infotec for the light rail system serving JFK Airport in New York, USA.
Infotec Managing Director Tim Court says: “We have the capability to manage what clients are looking to achieve but the degree to which they use this is entirely up to them. “We strive to offer completely open and flexible products and approaches.”Over its 23-year history Infotec has a proven track record in manufacturing passenger information displays to meet customers’ needs in the rail, tram, on-vehicle and bus sectors, both in the UK and overseas.
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