TriMet awards Connectpoint five-year digital signage contract

Connectpoint will install hundreds of smart city digital signs to enhance customer experience and improve communication.

Connectpoint's Digital Bus Stop 13-inch display was installed in Washington, D.C.
Connectpoint's Digital Bus Stop 13-inch display was installed in Washington, D.C.

TriMet has awarded Connectpoint® a five-year contract to provide hundreds of smart city digital signs for the agency’s fixed-route bus and light-rail transit services.

Connectpoint’s cloud-based management system, CPAM™, a device agnostic content management system, will be implemented across all new digital arrival information displays.

Connectpoint’s solar-powered Digital Bus Stop® will enhance TriMet’s current static passenger information across the agency’s 85 bus lines, installed at highly trafficked bus stops, transit centers and corridors across the city. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stops feature high-resolution E Ink based screens, and offer real-time departure and schedule information, as well as service alerts delivered using battery power and solar power. The viewing angle provides clarity from any angle, with edge lighting for readability.

Connectpoint’s LED signage will be installed as part of TriMet’s Division Transit Project, an enhanced 15-mile high-capacity bus system that will provide an improved connection between downtown Portland and the city of Gresham via Division Street with faster and more reliable service; and Connectpoint’s LCD digital signage will be installed along TriMet’s MAX Light Rail network that extends across 60 miles. Connectpoint’s LED and LCD signage offer full-color solutions, high brightness and daylight readability, as well as high image-quality resolution.

System health, power and content across digital signage is managed by a single cloud-based content management system, Connectpoint’s CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management), which can be accessed from any mobile device for on-the-go changes and performance visibility, and can be converted into an emergency message system.

“TriMet is recognized industry-wide for its leadership in promoting broad usage of public transit – interestingly, 82 percent of their riders have cars but instead choose TriMet to get to work, school, medical appointments, shopping, going to special events or the airport, visiting friends, etc,” said Rick Wood, CEO, Connectpoint.  “We are delighted to have been selected in a competitive bid process to contribute to TriMet’s ongoing mission to improve the experience for its customers.”

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