Trapeze and Papercast Announce Cooperation Agreement in the Field of E-Paper Displays for Dynamic Passenger Information

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Papercast and Trapeze are treading a new path in providing innovative passenger information solutions with a cooperation in e-paper displays.

"The significantly lower price in purchasing and simple installation are key benefits of this solution”, commented Peter Schneck, CEO of Trapeze Switzerland.

Papercast and Trapeze are treading a new path in providing innovative passenger information solutions with a cooperation in e-paper displays.

As part of the cooperation, Trapeze will seamlessly integrate Papercast's e-paper display technology into their Operations Control System so that dispatchers can use both Trapeze displays and Papercast e-paper displays utilizing their existing Trapeze platform. The cooperation makes it possible to provide passenger information from a single source, which greatly simplifies operational processes.

The aim is to give public transport operators the opportunity to embrace the benefits of e-paper display technology with a seamless, cost-effective and fully integrated solution. Papercast’s forward-looking solar powered technology, which is characterized by ultra-low energy consumption, allows both companies to make a joint contribution to the sustainable use of resources in mobility.

Lean infrastructure, control via mobile radio
In contrast to conventional display systems, solar-powered e-paper displays have virtually no infrastructure requirements. Stops without power supply can easily and cost-effectively receive real-time passenger information via the public mobile 3G/4G network. With fast installation at existing stops, the displays can be easily managed and monitored using the content management platform.

"The significantly lower price in purchasing and simple installation are key benefits of this solution”, commented Peter Schneck, CEO of Trapeze Switzerland. “We are completing herewith our passenger information product portfolio. On top, a seamless integration in Trapeze’s control centre allows operators to work with these novel technologies without changing any of their operational processes."

Wide range of applications
In addition to departure and incident information, content apps are used to show a wide range of information on the displays, such as route network, tariffs, local maps or advertising. The latest e-paper technology offers the customer excellent outdoor readability under different lighting conditions, with nighttime illumination also provided. Accessibility options, such as built-in screen reader and iBeacon, allow display content to be read to blind and visually impaired passengers on request.

“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with Trapeze with this cooperation and we look forward to helping their customers quickly and easily add our innovative e-paper display technology to their passenger information systems,” comments Robert Bicket, CEO at Papercast. “E-paper is the ideal technology for delivering a broad range of detailed content to bus stops that lack grid power and connectivity, and Papercast displays complement Trapeze solutions perfectly.”

Cooperation partners

Papercast
Papercast’s next generation bus stop passenger information solution uses wireless solar powered e-paper displays, with a comprehensive content management system developed exclusively for public transport needs. The platform enables transport providers to effortlessly keep passengers informed on real-time and advance service information at bus stops in a clear and user-friendly format.

Trapeze
Trapeze is a leading global provider of comprehensive solutions for personnel and vehicle scheduling, operations control, passenger information and ticketing. Our solutions for public transport take into account all requirements for modern operations management. In doing so, we are achieving optimum personnel and vehicle deployment, punctuality, modern fare management and efficient fleet management for transport companies. Travelers benefit from precise connections as well as real-time information at stops - on the road and in the bus or train as well as at home and at work.

Trapeze Group
Trapeze is a leading global provider of public urban transport solutions. The companies of the Trapeze Group supply cutting-edge software, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and mobile technologies to passenger transport companies. Hundreds of public and commercial companies in North America, Europe, South Africa and Asia use the products of Trapeze to increase their efficiency, improve the quality and scope of their services and move more people safely at lower cost.

Trapeze Switzerland GmbH in Neuhausen, Switzerland, is the European headquarters of the Trapeze Group. The company offers public transport authorities comprehensive operations control and information systems for higher punctuality, reduced trip times and more precise transfers as well as dynamic passenger information. Internationally present, Trapeze collaborates in close partnership with its customers in developing, producing and integrating high-quality operations control systems, on-board computers, passenger information displays at stops and inside vehicles as well as customised services. For more information, visit http://www.trapezegroup.com. The Trapeze Group is part of Constellation Software Inc.

Contact

Trapeze Switzerland GmbH
Matthias Stahel, Director Marketing and Communications
Phone 0041 58 911 17 39
matthias.stahel@trapezegroup.com
http://www.trapezegroup.eu

Papercast Ltd
Kerry Marchbank, Marketing Manager
Tel. 0044 20 7043 13 55
kmarchbank@papercast.com
http://www.papercast.com

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