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Another 10 successful installations of e-paper bus stops in London.
Keep up-to-date with all the news and events from Technoframe.
Our Digital Bus Stops were recently on show at the Science Museum Lates Session, demonstrating what future bus stops will look like and how they will operate. These new bus stops aim to keep Transport for London's customers informed of the latest bus routes and times by displaying data in real-time, hopefully ensuring that they have a quick and efficient journey.Science Museum's Twitter for coverage of the Lates Session and take a look at the photo above to see a Digital Bus Stop in action.
It has been an exciting start to the New Year, with media coverage of our innovative E-paper Bus Stop. Please take a look at the press coverage our E-paper Bus Stop Technology has recieved;
BBC: London bus stops embrace e-paper
"Transport for London is trialling e-paper bus stops that can display real-time travel information." Read More...
London bus stops embrace e-paper
Transport for London trials e-paper bus stops that can display travel information in real-time using solar power.
Trusted Reviews: London bus stops trial e-paper technology
"Transport for London is testing out new e-paper displays for its bus stops, providing real time travel information for Londoners." Read More...
Tech Times: Transport For London Testing E-Paper Bus Stop Signs, Providing Real-Time Scheduling Updates
"Waiting at a bus stop and glancing at its sign's schedule of dates and arrival times, only to realize that they're completely outdated, can be pretty annoying." Read More...
Mirror: London bus stops experimenting with Kindle-style e-paper timetables that update in real-time
"Four bus stops around the capital have been fitted with the new technology so far. Transport for London (TfL) is experimenting with e-paper timetables at various bus stops in London." Read More...
Evening Standard: TfL trials Kindle-style electronic ink bus stop displays
"Kindle-style “electronic paper” information displays could be rolled out on bus stops across London after a trial was launched." Read More...
Engadget: London adopts e-paper signs for real-time bus schedules
"Know when your bus will actually turn up. Picture the scene: it's raining and you're waiting for a night bus in London, with very little charge on your phone. Wouldn't it be great if the bus stop had some up-to-date arrival times? " Read More...
Gizmag: Transport for London tries out e-ink signage
"E-readers are already prolific on London's public transport – and now the same tech is being built into the transport infrastructure itself." Read More...
The Digital Reader: London Trials E-ink Bus Signs
"E-ink screen have low power requirements and are sunlight readable, making them idea for use as smart street signs. Now the tech is getting put to the test at scale." Read More...
Techspot: London experimenting with e-paper technology in bus schedule displays
"The big problem with timetables that are displayed at bus stops is that they are printed on paper. This means vandals can graffiti on them, they can fade, and they are often wrong due to unforeseen factors such as traffic jams and accidents." Read More...
T3: London bus stops trade paper timetables for digital alternative
"TfL is rolling out its new e-timetables at a select number of bus stops across the capital." Read More...
If you would like more information about E-Paper Displays and its use as an interactive and informative Bus Timetable, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
The first ever E-paper real-time bus stop was deployed on the streets of London (Waterloo bridge) yesterday, the display allows customers to view arrival times and interactive route maps using a solar powered set of E-paper displays.
E-paper uses no power once the image is displayed and changes are powered via solar, which means this is the greenest and clearest information interface that can be produced giving the consumer up to date information in high resolution, the electronic displays also vastly reduces the cost of ownership as there is no need to physically visit the site with remote updates being used to change content.
Technoframe have and will continue to deploy more stops helping London to become one of the greenest and technologically advance cities in the world.
Digital signage is an important driver of enhancing the experience of living and commute in a Smart City. The new electronic paper displays for London bus stops and buses have been presented at the Coach and bus live exhibition in Birmingham, showcasing how this disrupting screen technology helps translate information and communication technologies into better public transportation services. But just as e-signage presents an opportunity for development of London’s transportation services, it is not without its challenges.
To enable a truly smart, and therefore sustainable and green urban living space, digital signs should support energy saving features, be implementable even at the most demanding of locations, power grid or no, and feature superb visibility in all light conditions. Ticking all of these boxes are smart signs developed on electronic paper technology.
Technoframe exhibited London’s first e-paper bus stop displays and world’s first application of e-paper bus destination shields, using the reflective E Ink® displays, powered by Visionect’s technology.
The new electronic paper displays for London bus stops and buses have been presented at the Coach and bus live exhibition in Birmingham, showcasing how this disrupting screen technology helps translate information and communication technologies into better public transportation services. But just as e-signage presents an opportunity for development of London’s transportation services, it is not without its challenges.
When building a sustainable and green urban living space, digital signs should support energy saving features, powering by alternative sources and superb visibility in all light conditions. Signs developed on electronic paper technology are ticking all of these boxes.
Thanks to Transport for London, being open for the most innovative technology, the UK capital can now boast the most advanced and green of display technologies at several bus stops, also first buses have already been equipped with the destination blinds, build on the shatterproof electronic paper displays.
Technoframe developed London’s first e-paper bus stop displays and world’s first application of e-paper bus destination shields, using the E Ink® reflective displays that are powered by Visionect’s technology.
Since the e-ink displays feature extremely low energy consumption and therefore minimal impact on the environment; they can be powered by solar energy enabling green digitalisation of city services and solutions for the smart cities. The cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity options enable central management and provide up to date public transport information for the passengers, just as for the users of other city services.
Working in partnership with Transport for London, Technoframe were tasked with the project of digitising bus destination blinds to provide a high level of additional and automated information for the passenger. The TfL Innovations Day was an opportunity for us demonstrate our Smart City Displays e-Paper System and show how it could be used in the application as an electronic bus destination blind.
For over 100 years destination blinds have been a printed roller blind system, that are specific to each bus/route. To update a roller blind requires a new one to be printed then taken to the bus to be installed. Smart City Displays e-Paper System will allow the destination blind to be integrated with the iBus Passenger Information System and existing on-by systems to provide additional and automated information.
The key benefits of a Electronic bus destination blind are;
In April a trial is due to commence on three in service buses. These will be the first buses ever to have digital destination blinds.
If you are interested in a Smart City Display please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below or via this short enquiry form.