The Roads and Transport Authority, commonly known as RTA, is the major independent government roads and transportation authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Energy International, a strategic partner of Papercast in the UAE, was selected to incorporate innovative real-time passenger information displays to provide timely and accurate service information to bus riders at various smart bus stations, bus shelters and bus stops.
The project consisted of more than 150 digital displays comprising of Papercast® solar powered 13” e-paper, 46” LCD displays and 75” LCD touchscreens, which are all managed through one system – Papercast’s revolutionary Content Management System designed specifically for transit authorities.
E-paper displays prove their worth as a power efficient and flexible technology for public transportation – entirely solar powered they offer significant reductions in both the Capex and Opex for transport authorities. This project originally formed part of critical infrastructure to facilitate millions of visitors to Expo 2020.
Chadi Farran, Business Development Manager at Energy International: “This was one of the first projects to combine Papercast e-paper displays with third-party LCDs, all managed through Papercast’s revolutionary Content Management System designed specifically for transit authorities. Different display technologies are often deployed to meet diverse content and media requirements across the transit network. Papercast gives our customers the ability to manage the entire estate through a centralised platform, regardless of the display technology or supplier.”