Technoframe News & Events

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London Science Museum Lates Session

September 2016

Our Digital Bus Stops were recently on show at the Science Museum Lates Session, demonstrating what future bus stops will look like and how they will operate. These new bus stops aim to keep Transport for London's customers informed of the latest bus routes and times by displaying data in real-time, hopefully ensuring that they have a quick and efficient journey.

Digital Bus Stop
Please check out the Science Museum's Twitter for coverage of the Lates Session and take a look at the photo above to see a Digital Bus Stop in action.


 

 

In the Press: London adopts E-paper signs

January 2016

It has been an exciting start to the New Year, with media coverage of our innovative E-paper Bus Stop. Please take a look at the press coverage our E-paper Bus Stop Technology has recieved;

BBC: London bus stops embrace e-paper

"Transport for London is trialling e-paper bus stops that can display real-time travel information." Read More...

 

Electronics Weekly: London bus stops get interactive with e-paper displays

"Bus travellers in London can now access bus arrival times and interactive bus route maps on solar powered electronic paper bus stops installed in the UK capital." Read More...

 

Trusted Reviews: London bus stops trial e-paper technology

"Transport for London is testing out new e-paper displays for its bus stops, providing real time travel information for Londoners." Read More...

 

Tech Times: Transport For London Testing E-Paper Bus Stop Signs, Providing Real-Time Scheduling Updates

"Waiting at a bus stop and glancing at its sign's schedule of dates and arrival times, only to realize that they're completely outdated, can be pretty annoying." Read More...

 

Mirror: London bus stops experimenting with Kindle-style e-paper timetables that update in real-time

"Four bus stops around the capital have been fitted with the new technology so far. Transport for London (TfL) is experimenting with e-paper timetables at various bus stops in London." Read More...

 

Evening Standard: TfL trials Kindle-style electronic ink bus stop displays

"Kindle-style “electronic paper” information displays could be rolled out on bus stops across London after a trial was launched." Read More...

 

Engadget: London adopts e-paper signs for real-time bus schedules

"Know when your bus will actually turn up. Picture the scene: it's raining and you're waiting for a night bus in London, with very little charge on your phone. Wouldn't it be great if the bus stop had some up-to-date arrival times? " Read More...

 

Gizmag: Transport for London tries out e-ink signage

"E-readers are already prolific on London's public transport – and now the same tech is being built into the transport infrastructure itself." Read More...

 

The Digital Reader: London Trials E-ink Bus Signs

"E-ink screen have low power requirements and are sunlight readable, making them idea for use as smart street signs. Now the tech is getting put to the test at scale." Read More...

 

Techspot: London experimenting with e-paper technology in bus schedule displays

"The big problem with timetables that are displayed at bus stops is that they are printed on paper. This means vandals can graffiti on them, they can fade, and they are often wrong due to unforeseen factors such as traffic jams and accidents." Read More...

 

T3: London bus stops trade paper timetables for digital alternative

"TfL is rolling out its new e-timetables at a select number of bus stops across the capital." Read More...

 

If you would like more information about E-Paper Displays and its use as an interactive and informative Bus Timetable, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

For more information;

e-Paper Displays
- Bus Timetables and Destination Blinds
- Public Information Screens
- Technology & Development

Smart City Displays Website.


 

 

First Innovative E-paper London Bus Stop Deployed

November 2015

The first ever E-paper real-time bus stop was deployed on the streets of London (Waterloo bridge) yesterday, the display allows customers to view arrival times and interactive route maps using a solar powered set of E-paper displays.

E-paper uses no power once the image is displayed and changes are powered via solar, which means this is the greenest and clearest information interface that can be produced giving the consumer up to date information in high resolution, the electronic displays also vastly reduces the cost of ownership as there is no need to physically visit the site with remote updates being used to change content.  

Technoframe have and will continue to deploy more stops helping London to become one of the greenest and technologically advance cities in the world.

 

 

E-paper Bus Stop Gallery

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For more information;

e-Paper Displays
- Bus Timetables and Destination Blinds
- Public Information Screens
- Technology & Development

Smart City Displays Website.


 

E-paper, driving evolution in London public transportation

October 2015

Digital signage is an important driver of enhancing the experience of living and commute in a Smart City. The new electronic paper displays for London bus stops and buses have been presented at the Coach and bus live exhibition in Birmingham, showcasing how this disrupting screen technology helps translate information and communication technologies into better public transportation services. But just as e-signage presents an opportunity for development of London’s transportation services, it is not without its challenges.

To enable a truly smart, and therefore sustainable and green urban living space, digital signs should support energy saving features, be implementable even at the most demanding of locations, power grid or no, and feature superb visibility in all light conditions. Ticking all of these boxes are smart signs developed on electronic paper technology.

Technoframe exhibited London’s first e-paper bus stop displays and world’s first application of e-paper bus destination shields, using the reflective E Ink® displays, powered by Visionect’s technology.

The new electronic paper displays for London bus stops and buses have been presented at the Coach and bus live exhibition in Birmingham, showcasing how this disrupting screen technology helps translate information and communication technologies into better public transportation services. But just as e-signage presents an opportunity for development of London’s transportation services, it is not without its challenges.

When building a sustainable and green urban living space, digital signs should support energy saving features, powering by alternative sources and superb visibility in all light conditions. Signs developed on electronic paper technology are ticking all of these boxes.

 

Electronic paper on London buses and bus stops

Thanks to Transport for London, being open for the most innovative technology, the UK capital can now boast the most advanced and green of display technologies at several bus stops, also first buses have already been equipped with the destination blinds, build on the shatterproof electronic paper displays.

Technoframe developed London’s first e-paper bus stop displays and world’s first application of e-paper bus destination shields, using the E Ink® reflective displays that are powered by Visionect’s technology.

 

Endless applications for Smart Cities

Since the e-ink displays feature extremely low energy consumption and therefore minimal impact on the environment; they can be powered by solar energy enabling green digitalisation of city services and solutions for the smart cities. The cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity options enable central management and provide up to date public transport information for the passengers, just as for the users of other city services.

 

For more information;

e-Paper Displays
- Bus Timetables and Destination Blinds
- Public Information Screens
- Technology & Development

Smart City Displays Website.


 

TfL Innovations Day - Technoframe display the next innovation of the bus destination blind

March 2015

Working in partnership with Transport for London, Technoframe were tasked with the project of digitising bus destination blinds to provide a high level of additional and automated information for the passenger. The TfL Innovations Day was an opportunity for us demonstrate our Smart City Displays e-Paper System and show how it could be used in the application as an electronic bus destination blind.

For over 100 years destination blinds have been a printed roller blind system, that are specific to each bus/route. To update a roller blind requires a new one to be printed then taken to the bus to be installed. Smart City Displays e-Paper System will allow the destination blind to be integrated with the iBus Passenger Information System and existing on-by systems to provide additional and automated information.

The key benefits of a Electronic bus destination blind are;

  1. Improved level of accuracy of the destination shown.
  2. Additional automated information.
  3. Quick and simple updating of destination information.
  4. Integration with existing on board systems.
  5. Potential to reduce costs through reduction of weight and power consumption.

In April a trial is due to commence on three in service buses. These will be the first buses ever to have digital destination blinds.

 

For more information;

e-Paper Displays
- Bus Timetables and Destination Blinds
- Public Information Screens
- Technology & Development

Smart City Displays Website.


 

 

CBS Northern Island - Illuminated T-Side

July 2012

Technoframe are pleased to announce the use of their Illuminated T-Side framing and advertising solution for the CocaCola 'Celebrate the Beat' bus advertising campaign'.

We would like to thank CBS Outdoor Northern Ireland for their support on this project.

The use of Illuminated bus sides allow your advertising message to continue to reach potential clients day and night. These evenly backlit adverts create additional opportunities to be seen and can increase your ability to target new customer sectors who would not normally see your advertising throughout the day.

 

Click here to find out more


 

 

DKNY Continue the trend....

March 2012

DKNY are continuing the trend in their use of llluminated T-Side Bus Advertising Solutions

Illuminated bus sides guarantee that your advertising will continue to reach potential clients day and night. These evenly backlit adverts create additional opportunities to be seen and can increase your ability to target new customer sectors who would not normally see your advertising throughout the day.

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GAP Use Technoframe's Illuminated T-Sides for 'Be Bright' Campaign

February 2012

Technoframe are pleased to announce the use of their Illuminated T-Side framing and advertising solution for the up-coming GAP 'Be Bright' Campaign.

Gap, the clothing brand, has become the first advertiser to use a new illuminated bus format, as part of its 'Be Bright' campaign that promotes its "young, fresh and vibrant feel".

The 10 special illuminated bus T-side ads will run on the side of 10 buses that travel on "gold" routes through central London. They will be supported by a further 140 central London buses displaying the ad on traditional formats.

CBS Outdoor UK has launched a new bus advertising medium with clothing retailer Gap announced as the launch sponsor. The campaign makes use of illuminated T-sides on London buses, which will travel around the city's busy Gold routes over the next four weeks.

Here are some comments and links to what people have been saying about the campaign;

"We're excited about this campaign and it's the first time the bus format has been used in this way," and "It's a great example of the versatility and flexibility of the bus format and how it can be used to really communicate a brand message."
Jason Cotterrell, UK country director at CBS Outdoor UK

 ‘“PHD has a long heritage of media innovation and we’re delighted to make Gap the first brand to use the illuminated T-side format.  It is the perfect medium for Gap to communicate its ‘Be Bright’ message to a targeted shopping audience, particularly with the dark evenings throughout February.”
Dee Levison, Media Manager at PHD

"Technoframe continue to find advances in technology that offer our partners continuous improvement or additional advertising solutions that add to their existing portfolio. We are proud to work with CBS Outdoor UK on this and other projects"
Simon Johnson, Partner at Technoframe


 

 

LED Bus Screen Trial in Manchester

October 2011

LED Bus Screen ManchesterTechnoframe has successfully undertaken a trial of our latest LED Bus Screen. The trial ran for 6 weeks and during that time we fully tested the full system for reliability and faults.

To see a video of our LED Bus Screen in action, please take a look at the link below;
LED Bus Screen Manchester Video

More videos can be found on our YouTube Channel; Technoframe YouTube Channel

For more information about our LED Bus Screen, please take a look at the links below;
LED Bus Screen
LED Bus Screen Software

Technoframe would like to thank FirstGroup Manchester for their help during the trial.

 

 


 

Gibraltar Airport - Premium Static Units

October 2011

Technoframe have arrived back in the UK after installing a range of Premium Static Units into Gibraltar Airport.

The project consisted of a mix of LED back-lit static advertising billboard and custom animated screen units controlled via a central server. The units were custom designed and the material was specified to match the materials around them.

For more information about our Premium Static Units, please see the link below;
Premium Static Advertising Units

Technoframe offer bespoke options for the inside and outside of our advertising units.