February Products: Passenger Information

Feb. 7, 2019
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Tolar Manufacturing
Passenger Information at Bus Stops

Passenger information at bus stops has one of the largest impacts on passenger confidence. Tolar Manufacturing Company works tirelessly to ensure our bus shelters are designed to clearly feature passenger information without which customer anxiety escalates and ridership can be negatively impacted.

In Livermore, California Tolar Manufacturing Company helped launch Livermore Amador Transit Authority’s BRT service by creating four unique bus shelters designed around two critical elements – a printed transit map and real-time passenger information. Working in concert to build rider confidence, the oversize map display is centrally located on the rear wall of the shelter in close proximity to the roof-installed real-time digital passenger information.

“Passengers waiting at a bus stop are most at ease when the trip planning information they often obtain in advance from their mobile device is supported at the bus stop,” stated Patrick Merrick, EVP, Tolar Manufacturing Company. “Printed maps visually confirm their trip while digital real-time information confirms their bus is on its way. All of this builds passenger confidence and ridership.”

With 500+ designs and hundreds of customized solutions in its portfolio, Tolar Manufacturing Company has the experience to pair customized bus shelter designs with a combination of printed and digital passenger information to create a Sense of Place that improves passenger confidence and supports increased use of public transportation throughout North America.


Ultra-Compact Digital Signage Player

Advantech's ultra-compact digital signage player, the DS-100 is a “palm-size” signage player is a high-performance, entry-level signage player powered by Dual ARM Cortrex-A72 + Quad ARM Cortex-A53 processor. It can power two dual independent displays, up to 4K by 1x HDMI 2.0 & 1x HDMI 1.4. 

All Advantech digital signage players come pre-loaded with an embedded OS, and at no extra cost, -digital Signage software, Acronis data protection software, and system security software by McAfee. Advantech has the most complete digital signage media players available to provide solutions with varied computing power and cost structures from entry-level, fanless, low power systems supporting dual Full HD displays, to high-end systems providing more advanced features and supporting independent multiple displays.


Smart City Kiosks

Peerless-AV Smart City Kiosks (KOP2549-XHB, KOP2555-XHB) are all weather-rated solutions, ideal for sharing community information, travel, and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment, and more. The included Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display with full HD 1080p resolution provides a bright crisp picture, even in direct sunlight. In addition, an optional 10-point IR touch overlay makes the kiosk interactive for all users. The Smart City Kiosk is designed to be modern, approachable, practical, and endure the rigors of everyday use. Installation is easy without the need for cranes or forklifts, and the locking rear door offers quick access to the display for maintenance.


EQ1 Series 4K Professional Displays

Panasonic’s EQ1 Series 4K Professional Displays include six new models of 4K ultra HD professional displays in 43, 50, 55, 65,75, and 85-inch display sizes. These 4K ultra HD displays offer 350 cd/m2brightness, making them an ideal visual communication solution for public spaces, retail venues, corporate meeting rooms and classrooms.