System Controllers

Hanover supplies four types of sign controller with different levels of sophistication, interface options and feature sets. These controllers cover the wide range of passenger information system requirements from a basic, single sign system (DRS) to a more complex, multi-sign system with additional options such as audio announcements and WiFi data transfer (EG3) The sign controllers house the destination database of messages that are displayed on the signs. This database is programmed using Hanover’s proprietary, Windows based software (HELEN). As with our LED destination signs, all Hanover’s controllers benefit from complete in-house production, excellent reliability and extended warranty terms. Hanover is also able to develop bespoke software solutions to enable the interface of third party equipment to our sign controllers e.g. connection of an existing ticket machine so that the driver only has to set a route code on a single device.

EG3

EG3_controller_website1The most recent addition to Hanover’s range of sign controllers, the EG3 benefits from the latest technology and feature sets and is constructed in radio slot format.

 

 

Key Features:

  • Destination and information messages and additional functions are selected using the backlit, alphanumeric key pad.
  • Quick database browse or unique code input to select destination.
  • High resolution OLED screen with three line, full graphics display and auto-dimming feature.
  • Multiple interface connections, including four communications ports, three digital inputs, two digital outputs and an Ethernet port.
  • Destination database is created using Hanover’s HELEN programming software.
  • 8Mb memory capacity and USB data loading.
  • Installation via front mounting panel screws or side mount clips.
  • Extended warranty offered as standard

Eric

Eric_controller_website1A sophisticated controller, with alphanumeric keypad and multiple communications ports, providing additional equipment interfaces. The ERIC can run automatic GPS location software to manage audio announcements (Hanvox) and internal LED signs which provide This Stop/ Next Stop information for on-board passengers.

 

Key Features:

  • Destination and information messages and additional functions are selected using an alphanumeric key pad.
  • Quick database browse or unique code input to select destination.
  • LCD two line screen allows driver to view selected messages and diagnostic information.
  • Four secondary communications ports for interfacing to other on-board equipment.
  • Additional features include AVL (automatic vehicle location) software to manage location specific passenger information and a real-time clock to enable database updates at predefined times.
  • Destination database is created using Hanover’s HELEN programming software.
  • 4Mb memory capacity – data loading using a Keylo device which is manually connected to the ERIC to initiate data transfer.
  • Installation via side mount clips.
  • Extended warranty offered as standard

DG3

DG3_controller_web1The DG3 is a smaller sized sign controller requiring only a 92mm x 45mm cut out space. It is compact, light-weight and quick and simple to install.

 

Key Features:

  • Destination and information messages are selected using the four button key pad.
  • Buttons are backlit for ease of use in poor light.
  • High resolution OLED screen with three line, full graphics display and auto-dimming feature.
  • The screen allows driver to view selected messages (including sign mimic capability), as well as diagnostic information.
  • Multiple secondary communications options (including Ethernet) allow connection to other on-board equipment.
  • Destination database is created using Hanover’s HELEN programming software.
  • Data loading via USB and an 8Mb memory capacity allows storage of the largest destination databases.
  • Installation via front mounting panel screws or side mount clips.
  • Operational on both 12V and 24V vehicles.
  • Extended warranty offered as standard

DRS

Drs

Hanover’s simplest and most economically priced sign controller is constructed in radio slot format and can be installed on the vehicle dashboard or incorporated into the back of a destination sign (a “sign integrated” controller). It is typically fitted in coaches or mini buses where dashboard space is limited.

 

Key Features:

  • Destination and information messages are selected using the backlit, four button key pad.
  • High definition Oled screen with auto-dimming feature allows driver to view selected messages and diagnostic information.
  • A secondary communications port enables connection to third party equipment.
  • Destination database is created using Hanover’s HELEN programming software.
  • Data loading via USB and 8Mb memory capacity offer quick, simple transfer and storage of large destination databases.
  • Three mounting options available: front panel screws, side clips or sign integrated.
  • 9 – 36VDC operation.
  • Extended warranty offered as standard.

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