INNOVATIVE BUS AND TRAIN PASSENGER DISPLAY TECH AT UITP, 2019

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy OSG


GLASS-EMBEDDED digital displays that turn bus and train windows and partitions – and those at bus stops and train stations – into ultra-slim passenger information interfaces are being shown at this year’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit, it’s reported.

INNOVATIVE BUS AND TRAIN PASSENGER DISPLAY TECH AT UITP, 2019
ScreeneX technology can be used for divided frame windows on buses and trains, OSG confirms.

The massive public transport-shaping event held in Stockhom, Sweden, this June will see specialist glass fabricator OSG showcase a range of bus and train-targeted glass applications with embedded screens that could transform how commuters receive their journey information and multi-media entertainment.

Known as ScreeneX and developed by OSG’s expert in-house R&D team, this "…cutting-edge technology makes the most of valuable, but unutilised, real estate in transport and retail – namely glass windows, doors and partitions," the company states.

The ultra-slim digital displays are embedded into standard glass units transforming these areas into information and signage solutions for communicating with passengers, the company explains. The surface of each side of the screen is as smooth and clear as conventional glass, so it does not impact aesthetics or safety, it adds.

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SOUNDLY TESTED

Among the innovations on display will be the TRN 21-21T dual-sided partition, which combines a digital display on one side and a touchscreen interface on the other. Seamless integration with existing passenger information systems ensures operators and manufacturers can plug-and-play with ease, according to OSG.

The dual-sided partition has already been soundly tested in a successful pilot with Bombardier and Deutche Bahn in Germany, Kinkisharyo in USA - and is set to change the standard in the on-board passenger information world, it claims.

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BUS TECHNOLOGY

Other products on show include the TRN 38-LED. This dual-sided product was created especially for vehicle side windows. The external side features a new slim LED sign, while the internal one has a widescreen LCD for displaying passenger information.

ScreeneX technology can be used for divided frame windows on buses and trains, OSG confirms. A non-opening unit is fitted to the upper part of the window, which gives all the benefits of digital signage without the need to replace the entire window should an issue arise, it says.

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As well as public transportation vehicles themselves, ScreeneX’s "…high-performance displays are also the perfect fit for rail and bus terminals, stations and platforms," it adds.

"Every display is built to the highest quality standards, as well as being highly resilient to vibration, changes in temperature and humidity, and vandalism, to make them the reliable choice for these challenging environments."

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ABOUT OSG

OSG is a world-leading glass fabricator, it states. It develops and supplies glass solutions for a range of demanding industries and specialist applications, it says. This includes heated glass, switchable smart glass and curved and special bends. OSG also delivers glazing systems.

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ScreeneX is the latest breakthrough from OSG’s in-house R&D team. This next-generation technology transforms conventional windows and interior partitions into digital information displays, it explains. These glass-embedded screens are the perfect solution for the transport and retail industries to connect with customers, it claims.

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