On-board Information Systems

It is important to be able to inform passengers on-board a vehicle of their current position along the route. Providing “This Stop” and “Next Stop” information helps to ensure that passengers know where they are at all times, so that they do not miss their stop and makes their journeys stress-free.

 

Hanover supplies a number of different units to provide a comprehensive solution for on-board passengers:

  • Audio Announcement Systems
  • Interior LED Signs
  • Multimedia Screens

 

These units are controlled by a powerful on-board computer, the HTC (Hanover Transport Computer).

As well as helping operators to provide their passengers with accurate location information, these systems also offer the additional benefits of allowing operators to broadcast promotional announcements and advertising on a location-specific basis.

Interior LED signs

 

Copy of OBNSS Long Hanover Displays WHanover supplies a wide range of interior signs in different sizes with options available in both 1 line & 2 line and single-sided or double-sided variants.

 

These signs are typically used to display the stop names along a route, thus regularly informing the passengers of their current location. These messages can be triggered by GPS co-ordinates and other inputs, such as door status signals or a passenger “Stop Request” button.

 

As with Hanover’s destination signs and controllers, all options come with an extended warranty as standard.

 

Key Features:

  • Over 30 different sign and case sizes, with both single-sided and double-sided options.
  • Available in monochrome (amber) and tri-colour (amber, red, green) options in a variety of different resolutions.
  • Extended warranty offered as standard.
  • Wide viewing angle to optimise legibility from any position inside the vehicle.
  • Low power consumption due to efficient design.
  • Lightweight, robust aluminum casing with both side and top installation options.
  • 12V options available for smaller vehicles.

 

 

Multimedia screens

 

Website TFT9Hanover’s multimedia screens use high resolution TFT panels, which are fitted inside robust, vandal resistant cases, specially designed for the public transport environment. The screens can display still images, animated graphics and high definition video.

 

The sophistication of this technology allows the bus operator to present more information to passengers, such as complete vehicle routes, places of interest, connection points with other routes on the network, timetables, promotional information and advertising messages.

 

Key Features:

  • Standard screen size of 19” is available in single-sided and double-sided formats.
  • Additional screen sizes available, including stretched TFTs and dual screens fitted side by side to display different content simultaneously (e.g. route information on one screen and advertising messages on another).
  • Multiple screens can be connected in a single system.
  • Both VGA and Ethernet communications options available.

SoundAudio Announcement Systems

 

Audio announcements are a very effective way of keeping passengers informed of journey progress and upcoming stops.

 

Hanover offers two options:

1. The HTC on-board computer

2. A Hanvox unit, used in conjunction with an ERIC or EG3 controller (fitted with GPS antenna and appropriate AVL software)

 

Both options enable broadcast of location-specific audio messages, which are pre-programmed to play at specific GPS co-ordinates.

 

Key Features:

  • Separate programmable zones for audio announcements (internal, external, driver’s cab).
  • In-built amplification for direct connection to on-bus speakers.
  • Automatic volume adjustment via ambient microphone.
  • Additional inputs allow announcements to be triggered by, for example, door opening / closing signals.
  • Configuration data and MP3 audio files are held on secure SD card.
  • TTS (text-to-speech) also available (HTC only).

 

Hanover - HTC 016Hanover Transport Computer (HTC)

 

The HTC is a robust on-board computer built specifically for the public transport environment. The HTC is equipped with a tri-band GPS antenna and can control complex, multi-unit passenger information systems, triggering specific messages at predefined GPS locations.

 

The HTC drives audio announcements, internal LED signs and multimedia screens and can manage secure and quick data transfer via both WiFi and GPRS.

 

Key Features:

  • Location-specific announcements (e.g. approaching stop, at stop, leaving stop).
  • 8GB flash memory (SD card storage).
  • Composite video input / VGA video output.
  • Integrated audio amplifiers for vehicles with no existing PA system.
  • Ambient microphone inputs for automatic volume adjustment of audio announcements.
  • Driver’s microphone input.
  • Multiple digital inputs and communications ports for connection with third party equipment.
  • Ethernet port.
  • USB ports x 2.

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