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APICOM – Traveler information

APICOM is an innovative solution that makes it easy to install, on all types of existing street furniture, visual and sound information signs for public transport users..

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APICOM is based on a regular radio transmission of bus arrival times at stops. Wait times and messages are displayed in different formats. Standard radio remote controls for visually impaired people trigger the voice announcement of the displayed information.

  • Readability
    • Anti-reflective glass and permanent night lighting or on presence detection, which offer a very high contrast even in full sun, as well as excellent readability with viewing angle of +/- 80 °.
    • Different fonts available to compose the information to display.
    • Flashing LEDs to signal the imminent arrival of buses.
    • Possibility to display service messages and contextual QR codes.
  • At bus stops
    • Installation on isolated poles, totems or bus shelters
    • Multiple lines and display capabilities
    • Ultra low power consumption
    • Innovative visual impact for bus and coach lines
    • Voice messages triggered with radio remote controls for visually impaired people

A complete product range

APICOM information signs come in several formats depending on the type of stop to be equipped.

Borne APICOM une ligne - information visuelle et sonore des voyageurs aux arrêts de bus
Borne APICOM trois lignes - information visuelle et sonore des voyageurs aux arrêts de bus
Borne APICOM deux lignes - information visuelle et sonore des voyageurs aux arrêts de bus
Borne APICOM quatre lignes - information visuelle et sonore des voyageurs aux arrêts de bus

Power supply

Two power modes are offered:

Signs with integrated solar panel and rechargeable batteries

Autonomy : 10 years

Borne APICOM avec panneau solaire intégré

Signs with non rechargeable batteries

Autonomy: See table below

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Display technology

Monochrome blue and white
Anti-graffiti and anti-reflective glass
Transparency better than 98%

Readability

Character size from 10 to 30 mm for a reading distance of 1 to 5 m
Viewing angle +/- 80 °

Display resolution

396 x 64 pixels – pixel size 0.5 / 0.5 mm

Power supply

Batteries and solar panel, non-rechargeable batteries

Autonomy with batteries + solar panel

Unlimited solar panels life
Life of batteries: 10 years

Autonomy with non-rechargeable batteries

From 2 to 7 years

Dimensions

Signs with 1, 2, 3 or 4 lines
Width 408 mm, thickness 60 mm
Height: from 138 mm (1 line) to 253 cm (4 lines)

Data source

Dynamic messages and arrival time: SIRI, SIRI Lite, or OpenData interfaces
Transport repository: import of data in GTFS, NEPTUNE or equivalent format

Supervision

Real-time WYSIWYG rendering of the content displayed by the signs.
Permanent remote monitoring of operating status, remaining battery life, battery voltages, panel charging current, temperature, etc.
Remote programming, downloading of messages, software update ….

Temperature range

-15 °C to + 55 °C

Sealing

IP64 (humidity 10% – 95%)

Voice messages

Triggered with standard radio remote controls for visually impaired people (NF 32 – 002)

Backlighting

Permanent at night, configurable according a schedule or triggered by a night sensor

Communication

Radio access point or mobile network