Papercast has successfully trialled solar powered e-paper bus stop displays at bus stops on Lower Sloane Street (Stop M) and Waterloo Bridge (Stop P) in central London. The initiative is part of a longer-term strategy to improve customer experience by using innovative technology to deliver real-time information.
“We have been evaluating e-paper technology for some time now and are very impressed by the advancements made, both in terms of performance and functionality,” comments Simon Reed, TfL’s Head of Tech & Data – Surface Transport. “We are continuously exploring new ways to deliver information to our customers using the most cost-effective technology available that meets our challenging operating environment that works effectively, is a future-proof solution and will keep London moving.”
This second-generation advancement in e-paper technology, available exclusively from Papercast, is helping to overcome the physical challenges of keeping customers informed at bus stops. The trial has helped identify a viable digital display technology that can operate continuously at locations without mains power.
Engineered with energy efficiency at the forefront, Papercast e-paper bus stop displays deliver unbeatably low power consumption, which means they are perpetually solar powered. With wireless connectivity as standard, the displays can be easily installed completely ‘off-the-grid’ within TfL bus stop timetable frames.
Launched in 2016, Papercast e-paper bus stop displays experienced significant innovative enhancements during 2017 to elevate its position as the most advanced solution on the market. With increasing adoption around the world, e-paper is becoming the technology of choice in keeping customers better informed at the bus stop.
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