FWT Joins Forces with Papercast to Transform Real-Time Passenger Information

Papercast Ltd, leaders in solar powered e-paper RTPI display systems, is delighted to announce a partnership with FWT, the transport information design specialists. The collaboration will see FWT offering Papercast’s next generation real-time passenger information platform to bus operators across the UK.

Papercast’s distinctive combination of features makes their platform the most advanced solution of its kind available on the market today. It provides passengers with real-time bus arrival predictions, timetables and other relevant passenger information delivered wirelessly to solar powered e-paper displays at bus stops. The displays are controlled by a cloud-based management system which offers instant GTFS integration and optional AVL data normalization to improve the accuracy of bus arrival predictions.

With the leading design principle of exceptionally low energy consumption, the e-paper display has been developed to deliver a far superior experience in a stand-alone solar-powered unit that can be installed literally anywhere, in hours. It offers an extremely economical replacement for legacy electronic systems and traditional paper timetables, while providing the ideal technology platform for smart city public transport information solutions.

Robert Bicket, Co-Founder & Director at Papercast:  “We are committed to improving the passenger experience and the attractiveness of public transport, by helping as many service providers as possible to transition to next generation technologies. That’s why we have chosen to work with FWT, who are market leaders in high quality passenger transport information and well positioned to support their established customer base to meet public demand for accurate user-friendly information, using Papercast’s intelligent dynamic digital platform”.

Paul Treadwell, Group Sales and Marketing Director at FWT: “Having witnessed increasing demand for more sophisticated service information delivered with a lower total cost of ownership, we are delighted to launch Papercast’s platform in the UK. Leveraging FWT’s experience in bus timetable usage and Papercast’s technology, we can target exciting new opportunities and further satisfy our customer needs. Interest is already strong and we have a number of trials lined up with major participants in the sector”.

Papercast comprises solar powered bus stop display screen units, a comprehensive control and content management system, and an optional enhanced analytics solution to improve ETA data.

Papercast was launched in March 2016 after comprehensive field testing and is currently deployed under trial in 8 cities across Europe, the Americas and Asia.


Papercast’s next generation bus stop passenger information solution uses self-sustainable standalone 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.

Posted January 11, 2017 By

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