21st Century launches low-power bus stop display range

21st Century Passenger Systems – part of the Journeo technology group – has launched a range of low-power, off-grid bus stop displays that it says can be used at “any location”.

The displays present real time and scheduled data as well as emergency messages and are powered by a batteries or a combination of batteries and solar cells.

The displays are use e-paper technology to draw power only when information is updated, unlike LCD and LED signage which draws power constantly. The signs connect to 21st Century’s EPI content management system.

The display is even “almost entirely recyclable” at end of life, further adding to its environmentally friendly credentials, and can be attached to existing poles, keeping installation costs low.

“There is a genuine and strong demand for transport networks to make sure that all communities can access real-time passenger information, regardless of their location,” says Chief Executive of Journeo Russ Singleton. “Indeed, the National Bus Strategy for England identifies the provision of at-stop information as key to giving passengers and potential bus users the confidence to choose public transport time and time again.

“We are very proud of these new displays, which give local transport authorities a way
to provide accurate travel information while minimising their environmental impact. There isn’t anything else available to local transport authorities that provides these levels of flexibility and sustainability, and we see a great future for these solutions.”

21st Century claims the technology can operate between three and seven years (depending on the model) before needing maintenance.