British information display specialist Infotec today launched a new range of display controller technology at Innotrans, the international trade fair for transport technology, in Berlin.

The new state-of-the-art Tetrus controller, based on an ARM processor, allows Infotec to offer displays to clients who can develop the software to integrate into their own systems using the LINUX operating system and the software tools provided by Infotec.

All the drivers to the hardware interfaces that control and monitor the display and its immediate environment are available.

Tetrus will apply not only to all Infotec’s standard ruggedised and cased displays but also to displays provided at an uncased OEM level, which means that users can integrate the highly dependable display units into their own enclosures and environments.

Tetrus raises Infotec’s TFT display capability to enable full HD movie rendering. Optional text-to-speech libraries are also directly available on the Tetrus platform, thus allowing audio voice outputs to be created from text strings.

It has been launched on the UK Trade and Investment stand at Innotrans with Infotec’s business development director, Jeff Court, in attendance.

Commenting at the end of the first day, Jeff Court said: "I have spent most of the day at this massive and very well attended exhibition talking to potential partners about Infotec and the opportunities we can offer. I have to say it has been very encouraging."

Contracts completed by Infotec in this, the company’s 20th year, include one at London King’s Cross railway station for which it supplied two large main displays each made up of 42 individual boards as well as over 40 platform displays, 20 clocks and all of the support structures required.

Another project was to design and supply passenger information displays that provide both train running information and full colour advertising for a new railway line in the difficult environment of Mexico City.

Other work has involved Infotec providing products and services for light railway, bus stations and stops and underground ticket barriers.

Jeff Court concluded: "Infotec continues to invest and develop products and services to meet the needs of a 21st century market and we are delighted to demonstrate this at Innotrans 2012."