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Passenger Information Screens – Value Of Safeguarding Them

Graham Gallagher

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Passenger information screens – protection is needed.

It is essential for all passenger information screens to function correctly and for this to work efficiently the passenger information screens must provide the relevant and correct details at all times. During a regular day at a railway or tube station, keeping passengers updated with scheduled maintenance changes, delays and changes of platform is a constant challenge, gone is the day of the PA system that gives passengers the updates, now passengers need to see for themselves when the train or tube is due in and when it will depart, or if the platform has changed. Now with the advancement of LCD and plasma screens, these are becoming popular at most transportation hubs to update and inform passengers of what is happening at the railway or tube station. One of the main benefits of using a screen network around a railway station is that any updates or changes can be displayed immediately, this is done using the digital signage network infrastructure so within a few minutes of any notification of a delay the displays throughout the railway or tube station are updated with the news of the delay. The ability to provide updated information is essential to improve customer relations and to reduce customer complaints for lack of communication or wrong information.

Passenger information screens

Passenger information screens are increasing in most stations due to the price drop whilst the screen technology increases, we are now seeing passenger information screens appear in local railway stations as well as the regional main stations. Now one of the main challenges to any transportation hub is how to protect them, one of the most cost effective solutions that the railway operators are turning too to protect the passenger information screens is LCD enclosures, these allow for regular LCD and plasma screens to be used making the deployment more cost effective than using commercial grade screens.

Passenger information screens undercover – why protect them?

Some may think why would anyone want to enclosure a passenger information screen when it is undercover in the railway station? Well the fact is that the station is prone to large amounts of dust and carbon dust from the brakes of the train or tube is present in the air and if this was to get inside the passenger information screens they would fail. Something else to consider is that an LCD enclosure is fitted with a thermostatic heater and cooling system that ensures the passenger information screens are kept in the best temperature range possible to protect the TV for years to come, so when the temperature drops in the winter to sub zero without the heater the passenger information screens would freeze and in the height of summer during a heat wave the passenger information overheat.

LCD Enclosures Global manufacture a range of LCD enclosure that are used for protecting outdoor digital signage hardware as well as passenger information screens.


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