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Rotterdam (NL)

LED displays in a northern European smartcity with the purpose of informing travelers about bus arrivals.

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Objective

To transform the city of Rotterdam in a smartcity thanks to displays that show information regarding which buses are next to arrive, while maintaining a low volume of data traffic - To assist visually impaired travelers, the project required that there be audio announcements from the displays as well.

Answer

For this project, LED displays were used with a variable number of lines, from 2 to 6, based on the flow of vehicles through the individual stops.

The displays were equipped with GPRS modems for communicating with the Control Center. A communication protocol was used that would allow an exchange of information in real-time but in small amounts for the purpose of reducing both power consumption as well as the costs of data traffic. To assist the visually impaired, each device is equipped with a Text-to-Speech system.

Benefits
  • Very bright
  • Excellent legibility even with direct sunlight
  • Automatic brightness adjustment
  • Model with 2, 4 or 6 lines to satisfy the various requirements
  • Communication via GPRS/HSDPA
  • Legibility at 20 m
  • Coated aluminum housing
  • Elegant and refined design
  • Pole installation
  • Two-sided display which is simultaneously visible from both ends
Case Study Rotterdam (NL)

In the city of Rotterdam, the second-largest city of the Netherlands, which has the largest port in Europe and an important university, 860 LED busstop displays have been installed.

 

The purpose of these devices is to provide information in real-time to assist travelers when moving by keeping them constantly updated regarding bus arrivals at each busstop.

The displays show users information regarding the arrivals of buses as well as estimated waiting times.

 

For this project, LED busstop displays of various sizes, capable of showing from 2 to 6 lines, were chosen to handle both busstops with a small flow of buses as well as those with greater flows.

Furthermore, all devices have an area on the top right for displaying the time.

 

To assist visually impaired travelers, the project also required the use of audio announcements produced by the same devices used for displaying information.

For this purpose, each device is equipped with a Text-to-Speech system capable of enunciating the content shown on the display itself.

This feature can be activated by the user by simply pressing a button on the pole supporting the device.

 

Devices have been equipped with a GPRS modem that connects with the Control Center.

A communication protocol is used that allows the exchange of information in real-time but in small amounts for the purpose of reducing both power consumption as well as the costs of data traffic.

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Products used

LED Display