Displays

Durability and precision for bus stop displays

6th March 2020
Alex Lynn

Making something look effortless can take a lot of effort. DataINFOMOBILITY, an Italian engineering company with established international experience, develops innovative digital signage systems for the display of information at bus stops. All their digital display systems offer easy, fast installation and are internationally recognised for being long-lasting, low-maintenance and reliable.

Current installations can be seen in smart cities in Israel, all over New York City, and places beyond. You have probably seen them, but you probably didn’t take much notice of them because they effortlessly deliver the information you need. Here’s a look into some of the challenges they overcame in order to become so successful.

DataINFOMOBILITY was trying to develop a real-time data passenger information system for bus stops that was readable from distance and able to endure extremes in temperature and environmental conditions, including rain, sea salt and dust. And since the displays would be on the mean city streets, being tamper-proof was a must.

There are many challenges to creating systems such as these - temperature control for one, and protection from elements such as salty ocean air. In New York City, for example, temperatures can easily range from -18 in January to 35°C in July. The product would not only have to endure long hours in extreme heat and ice, it would also have to be legible to viewers from a distance – no blurry or foggy displays. Resolution had to be taken into consideration as well as product configuration for robustness. 

As they worked together towards a solution, all of these factors had to be taken into consideration by both DataINFOMOBILITY and Anders. To start, Anders engineering presented various options to ensure the font was clear, crisp and easy to read. The display developed was a large form factor FSTN transflective display, a technology combining the benefits of reflective and transmissive LCD capabilities enabling the display to be read in either bright sunlight or dark conditions.

The display featured high grade polarisers on the front and rear LCD glass, and a backlight with very low power consumption, as DataINFOMOBILITY products are solar-powered, thus environmentally friendly, something the company is passionate about - a growing market for off-grid clean energy systems for environmentally friendly, smart cities around the world.

The end product is an information display with exceptionally high readability in any light and weather condition. Exceptionally low power consumption - thus energy efficient, easy and fast installation, and designed to ensure the best protection against vandalism and extreme temperature ranges.

The team at DataINFOMOBILITY were thrilled with the end product, a representative said: “There was a lot of work involved in developing this particular display and it wouldn't have been possible without joint cooperation between our engineers and Anders engineers.”

With Anders as their technical engineering partner, DataINFOMOBILITY have been able to enter a new market with an innovative, durable product. The product is incredibly visible across big cities and people rely on the real-time information it presents. In working with Anders, the DataINFOMOBILITY team are confident to place their logo onto a robust solution for the world to use to plan their journey ahead, putting the company on the road to becoming the smart solution for smart cities.

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