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Passenger Information Displays & Digital Signage

Graham Gallagher

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Passenger information displays uses.

Passenger information displays are used for providing commuter information such as delays, transportation that is on time and the correct terminal or platform for departures. Passenger information displays are essential in providing an accurate update for the commuters.

What are passenger information displays?

Passenger information displays come in various sizes and are usually a commercial grade display, these provide a much longer life span than a domestic display and they can be mounted in either landscape or portrait – this is something that a domestic display can't do. These screens display information on connections, departures and arrivals and are deployed in transportation hubs such as airports, tube stations and railway stations. Now due to the high foot fall, advertisers have realized that they can maximise on the foot fall and this is why adverts are displayed on these passenger information displays. If you ever visit London and go to Kings Cross railway station you will see several large screens in the concourse, these are advertising local restaurants and activities that people can do if and when their train connection is delayed. Then if you go to Victoria railway station you will be met with large 55” digital posters that are used to promote hotels availability, ideal when your train has been cancelled and there are no other connections until tomorrow morning. Then when you are on the tube, and go up the escalators, you will pass a bank of PIDs, these Passenger Information Displays provide data on current shows in the West End of London.

Passenger Information Displays – the options Now for any type of passenger information displays, the solution and hardware has to be updated using an Internet connection, this is necessary as the information needs to be updated in real time and an Internet connection is much faster and convenient than human intervention. So the LCD screens need to be of a commercial grade, here you get brands such as LG, Panasonic and Samsung, however there is another option and that is using a network enabled digital poster or digital menu board. These provide the same functionality of a commercial display but have the media player built into the unit, these media players are network enabled so all you have to do is connect the media player to either a hard wired Internet connection or a wireless network using an adapter, this allows for fast deployment of passenger information displays and is brilliant when transportation hubs are being refurbished.

Passenger information displays – informative and entertaining

One thing any installer wants is for the passenger information displays to be informative and at the same time entertaining, this will mean that the advertisers will get a good return on their advertising budget.

LCD Enclosure Global Limited have a wide knowledge of digital signage solutions from their LCD enclosures to passenger information displays .


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