Over recent years we have developed a range of highly innovative and highly specified LCD displays: the HELIOS display range was designed from the outset to provide our customers with exceptional functionality so that whatever the demand, we can provide a HELIOS display to meet requirements. In fact we offer HELIOS and HELIOS Lite, the former for more challenging environments where thermal management, protection from the weather and resilience against damage are required, the latter for managed internal locations such as the bus interior shown above.
HELIOS Lite (as above) products are configured around client requirements (size, shape, mounting, casework, etc), but always using our display driver computers, providing the client with full access to the capabilities of our software.
HELIOS displays, like the one above, are designed to work just about anywhere. The cases are constructed from custom extrusions, designed to provide the strength and features required whilst being adaptable to almost any screen size and format. The resulting case design is sophisticated, providing for thermal management of the highest brightness (and hottest) panels with tough protective doors (glass or polycarbonate), with a safe working environment for the internal equipment.
HELIOS displays are also designed to operate with as little intervention as possible. Careful thermal management, extensive internal monitoring and a high degree of integration results in displays that are reliable. And when faults do occur, HELIOS hardware features extensive monitoring, so even if you do not have staff around, most faults will be diagnosed rapidly and they can be repaired quickly. We even took care of the problem of no LCD panel being available for long – by the time a panel fails, the original part has long since vanished! The panel support frame is adaptable, so we can more easily swap out an old panel with a new one that doesn’t quite match the original: designed-in flexibility that saves the client money.
Whether HELIOS or HELIOS Lite, these displays can be set up to show any transport information as well as areas for which the content is controlled using our web-based Display Administration Suite (DAS). This allows clients to manage what is shown, when it is shown and how it is shown. It will even handle ‘where it is shown’ for systems installed on-board vehicles such as buses or trains.
HELIOS DISPLAY SCREEN OPTIONS
Our HELIOS Displays are available in landscape and portrait designs as well as in ultra-widescreen (stretch) formats. They can be fitted on vehicles, on street (HELIOS hardware is tough and designed to withstand the weather), or indoors (HELIOS Lite).
Sizes range from 29″ 32:9 ratio up to 65″ 16:9. We designed the frames so we can cope with the vagaries of panel supply which means we can create a case suitable for any display size,
Our backroom software is also able to deliver responsive web pages showing real time departures or arrivals – these pages are automatically optimized for web or mobile phone presentation. In some locations, public displays are simply hooked up to computers which access our server, providing access to core information.
For example, in locations, such as hospitals, where the user also needs to find the right stop, the web display not only shows services, but it also highlights the local stops on a map and shows which routes run from which stop.
In the following graphics, the display is configured to show multiple stops with the route information and map on a single page. This image shows the next six services where two are highlighted because they depart from the stop shown on the map below: the red marker shows where you are, the blue marker shows where the stop is. On the left of the map is a list of the destinations that can be reached from that stop, along with the route numbers.