GDS will be exhibiting and demonstrating products from its industry-leading range of display solutions as well as some of its latest innovations in the LED lighting and photovoltaic markets at the 2010 International Trade Fair for Transport Technology (InnoTrans 2010). GDS has accumulated over 30 years’ experience meeting the needs of display applications in the most challenging environments in an increasingly diverse range of transport-related applications. GDS focuses on forming partnerships with its transportation sector customers to help develop product solutions that exceed performance requirements.

Among the LCD display products to be exhibited will be the Sirius range of high-brightness LCDs that offer excellent image quality in outdoor applications and direct sunlight. The robust, fully integrated units incorporate a twin cooling system to enable continuous operation and bonding to protect against condensation. The Sirius 46in (2,000cd/m²) is ideal for applications such as displaying timetables in very bright environments, while the Sirius 65in (4,000cd/m²) perfectly suits outdoor advertising in railway station and metro entrance areas.

The MIDAS range is designed for outdoor and semi-outdoor applications such as next-train indicators and timetables. GDS offers MIDAS in a range of standard sizes including 32in, 46in and 65in. The recently launched stretched 38in version will also be on view at InnoTrans 2010. MIDAS offers a fully sunlight readable, truly integrated solution with no ancillary cooling required. Built-in diagnostics add to the ease of use and an IP65 rating means that the internal electronics are protected from difficult environments including rain, snow, dust and air pollutants.

Completing the comprehensive range of displays for rail and other transport applications will be a selection of the company’s ‘on-board’ LCD displays targeted at both passenger and driver cabin installations for applications such as route map displays, CCTV and driver instrumentation.

GDS will also be exhibiting some of its latest innovative LED products for street lighting applications at InnoTrans 2010. LED street lighting offers energy savings of up to 60% versus conventional lighting, plus no light pollution and low CO2 emissions. Further benefits include long life of more than 100,000 hours and low maintenance. GDS capabilities and products allow the retrofit replacement of traditional mercury and sodium lamps with new LED light sources, giving artistic street-lamps a new ‘green’ life.

The need for energy efficiency has made photovoltaic technology increasingly important. GDS has developed high-efficiency photovoltaic systems that include features such as ‘liquid cooling’ and ‘sun tracking’ that improve overall efficiency by 30% versus traditional systems, reduce maintenance and give longer life. Visitors to the GDS booth at InnoTrans 2010 will be able to see examples of these products and receive an explanation of the technology behind them.

InnoTrans 2010 will take place 21-24 September in Berlin, Germany. GDS will exhibit in hall 2.1B at booth 108.