Infotec Passenger Information Displays
On-station | On-vehicle | On-line
For over 20 years, Infotec has provided highly resilient passenger information displays to a variety of transport sectors that include rail, bus, tram and subway sectors. Recently, Infotec has begun to expand into new markets that include solutions for on-vehicle, urban signage and airport applications.
Through continuous investment, innovation, famous reliability and highly respected customer service, Infotec continues to set the standard for passenger information systems.
By taking responsibility for the design and manufacture of its displays, Infotec effectively manages obsolescence over the lifetime of the product. Many of Infotec’s products have been in service well beyond their life expectancy.
- Original equipment manufacturer
- Common parts / architecture across the range
- Infotec builds its own electronics
- Spares management
On-station: Professional CIS for rail and tram applications
In England, the majority of the capital’s stations, including Euston, King’s Cross, London Bridge, Paddington, St Pancras, Victoria and Waterloo, all use Infotec displays. In Scotland, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Inverness and hundreds more have been choosing Infotec equipment for over 15 years. Most major stations across the UK including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and York have made Infotec their preferred choice for CIS solutions.
Infotec has also supplied hundreds of displays to the tram, light rail and metro sectors. Recent customers include London Underground, Manchester Metrolink, Edinburgh Tram, Glasgow Subway and Sheffield Tram. To ensure customer safety and controlled obsolescence, Infotec designs and manufactures its own sub-surface displays to meet low toxicity / low smoke standards at its UK factory in Leicestershire.
On-vehicle: Solutions for on-board passenger information displays
Infotec is widely acknowledged as a high-quality supplier of LED and TFT displays for trackside and roadside applications. This considerable expertise and experience has now been used to develop a range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) displays and designs for on-vehicle applications. Various projects are already underway in the UK and North America with many longer term contracts in the pipeline
Online: Javelin display maintenance and content delivery software
Javelin is a web-based back office system display content management system for the transport market.
Javelin has been designed from the ground up to provide administrator interfaces to enable easy management of large complex display estates. The Javelin system gives train and transport operators and display system administrators the ability to manage their dynamic customer content quickly and easily.
The customer information assets and their content are managed through Javelin’s unified graphical user interface (GUI).
These assets can be on-station, on-vehicle or even online, and have been categorised as priority or secondary CIS.
Products and Services
F Series LED Displays: Enhanced Full Matrix LED Technology
The F Series range is a comprehensive selection of full-matrix displays that offer the customer a more flexible approach to passenger information. Available in both monochrome (FM) and rich full-colour (FC), the range can be used for a variety of purposes.
Javelin: Web-Based Approach to Display Management and Content Delivery
Incorporated within the user GUI, the Javelin Direct module allows operators to manage and create content for deployment to their assets. The system can create, schedule and distribute playlists from a wide variety of sources, including textual notices, images, videos and announcements. Javelin recognises its connected assets and provides assistance to the operators to ensure content is correctly allocated.
T Series TFT Displays: Enhanced High-Definition TFT Technology
The T Series is Infotec's latest range of TFT displays. Driven using the same Tetrus controller to produce rich full HD images and video with lovely smooth animations and page transitions.
V Series LED and TFT Displays: The Modular Approach to On-Vehicle CIS
The V Series is Infotec's on-vehicle display range. The series consists of both LED and TFT displays tested to vehicle specification EN50155. Using a modular approach, the designs can be scaled to suit the wide variety of mounting methods that are seen on-vehicle. Once again the Tetrus controller ensures that these displays offer a beautifully rendered image for the travelling customer.
Understanding Customer Information Systems
Customer information systems (CIS) or passenger information displays (PID) are designed to deliver clear up-to-date information about train, metro / subway, and bus services.
Tetrus: the Future for Passenger Information Technology
Tetrus is the name given to Infotec's latest version of its passenger information display computer-engine. The Tetrus approach is to drive Infotec's newest PID ranges (LED and TFT displays) using the same computer core. One solution infinite possibilities.
METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau) Light Rail Transit Project, Minneapolis
Ringwood Station and Interchange Upgrade, Victoria
Birmingham New Street Station Redevelopment
Waverly Station Renewal
The first of dozens of innovative TFT rail passenger information displays designed and manufactured by Infotec for installation in shelters at Northern stations are now in use.Read more
A survey carried out by leading passenger information display system manufacturer Infotec has seen dozens of people who work in the rail industry express what they feel is currently missing from displays and what the most important considerations are when they procure new CIS equipment.Read more
The biggest TFT passenger information displays ever designed and manufactured by Infotec are now in use at what Virgin Trains is calling 'the station of the future' - Birmingham International.Read more
Following a successful factory acceptance test, the first new passenger information displays designed and manufactured by Infotec for Manchester Piccadilly station have been installed and commissioned.Read more
On-going investment by passenger information specialist Infotec into in-house manufacturing capabilities has seen the installation of a Fully Anechoic Chamber (FAC), allowing the market-leading company to test its own equipment to internationally accepted noise criteria.Read more
Major improvement work currently taking place on the area of London Paddington known as The Lawn, which houses the retail outlets at the back of the main station building, includes the updating of passenger information display pods by Infotec.Read more
The first passenger information displays created by Infotec Ltd for the Thameslink Programme in London have been installed, providing customers with comprehensive information in high definition and with the smoothest possible scrolling.Read more
A solution developed in partnership with Worldline and Virgin Trains and brought to fruition by passenger information display (PID) specialist Infotec to help prevent passenger surge is generating considerable interest throughout the rail network.Read more
Infotec has designed and manafactured passenger information LED displays for two platforms at Cardiff Queen Street railway station.Read more
Customers at over 130 Northern Rail stations are benefiting from real-time customer information screens (CIS) designed and manufactured by Infotec.Read more
Infotec is introducing its LED, LCD and TFT display product range to Poland and eastern Europe, showcasing its all-new innovative common electronics platform in full matrix LED, TFT and on-vehicle displays at rail industry fair TRAKO in Gdansk.Read more
Following the successful completion of an order for LED / TFT combined passenger information displays for Line 12 in Mexico City in 2012, Infotec has now been asked to create more of the purpose-built displays for the metro system.Read more
Passenger information display specialist Infotec has been awarded the contract to design and manufacture TFT displays for nine stations on the central section of Crossrail, a huge investment project involving 42Km of new tunnels under London, UK, and one of the largest infrastructure ventures in Europe.Read more
Shipment is underway of an order placed with Infotec by Trak Com Wireless for on-vehicle displays to be used on the recently opened light rail system serving JFK Airport in New York, US.Read more
The ability of passenger information display specialist Infotec to provide innovative and flexible solutions has been demonstrated by work recently completed at Newcastle Central Station.Read more
The development of railway stations as appealing places in which to shop, eat and drink, as well as to catch trains is leading to wider use of passenger information displays designed and manufactured by Infotec.Read more
The very latest LED and TFT passenger information displays by Infotec, the leading supplier to the UK rail industry, will be featured at Innotrans 2014.Read more
Electronic information display specialist Infotec has produced a new brochure designed specifically for those in underground and subsurface rail sectors.Read more
Passenger information displays specialist Infotec Limited has been short-listed in the 2013 National Transport Awards in the Transport Supplier of the Year category.Read more
UK rail industry electronic display systems supplier Infotec Ltd. has been named winner of a national award designed to recognise initiative and innovation used to make using the railway as inviting, efficient and customer-focused as possible.Read more
Visitors to the 7th Annual UK Light Rail Conference in Manchester this month will be able to see a real time customer information display and a high-tech information management system in operation that offer a range of benefits to light rail system operators and users.Read more
Completion of displays for Bristol Temple Meads station marks the final piece in a very large project carried out by Infotec for Thales.Read more
Railway station announcements are set to become virtually word-perfect, thanks to significant investment by the British company Infotec whose text-to-speech technology is currently used at over 200 UK stations to provide train service information and security details.Read more
Work to enable hundreds of additional Thameslink trains to travel into London Bridge station every day are now well underway as part of the Government's £6bn Thameslink programme. The customer information displays for the redevelopment of London Bridge station have been provided by Infotec and are a vital part of keeping the UK's third biggest station running smoothly.Read more
A renewal project for the replacement of 18 life-expired CRT displays on the concourse, platforms and waiting areas of Dundee Station has been completed with the help of Ashby-based display technology and communication company Infotec. The £53,000 contract was awarded by Babcock RRead more
The success and popularity of a wireless enabled mobile passenger information unit created for Paddington Station by display specialist Infotec has resulted in orders for a further 12 being placed. Glasgow, Birmingham New Street and several other London stations are among the Network RaRead more
Dozens of stations including Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Northampton, Tamworth and Wolverton have been supplied with new customer information display equipment by Ashby-based display technology and communication company Infotec. Part of a massive project to regenerate London Midland stRead more
As part of the redevelopment of City Thameslink, display specialist Infotec has upgraded customer information displays on the London station's platforms and concourses. This was the first of three Thameslink stations to undergo a complete revamp, with Blackfriars and Farringdon to folloRead more
The development of large format clocks for London Waterloo by Ashby-based display technology and communication company Infotec is helping to make work easy for dispatch staff on the London station. The fact that Infotec also minimised the need for expensive and potentially difficult to install caRead more
A to Z customer information displays created and supplied by technology and communication company Infotec are making train journeys easier for infrequent users of three South West Trains stations. The boards, part of an impressive order for platform displays at various SWT stations, havRead more
As part of the redevelopment of City Thameslink, display specialist Infotec has recently completed work to upgrade customer information displays on the London station’s platforms and concourses. This is the first of three Thameslink stations to undergo a complete revamp, with BlackfriaRead more
A 'moving' solution has been devised by Infotec, the company recognised as the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic displays to the UK rail industry, to keep customers in a major London station informed while a £30m roof renovation project is completed.Read more
Infotec is the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic customer information displays to the UK rail industry. It designs, manufactures, tests and distributes LED and TFT passenger information displays, and customer information systems (CIS), for railways and bus routesRead more