Paper timetables have been replaced with e-paper signage at 175 bus stops in the city’s busiest locations and landmarks, following successful proof of concept in early 2019. The project was implemented by Energy International Papercast’s partner in the UAE, and includes a combination of 100x 13″ single e-paper and 75x 13″ double e-paper displays powered by 20W solar modules.
“Implementing a fast and reliable channel for providing real-time information to the public at bus stops was the next logical step for Abu Dhabi,” comments Mr. Aspi Kapadia, Vice President of Energy International. “The sunlight readable, solar powered e-paper displays from Papercast offered the most effective solution – without the need to pull power and data cables. Wirelessly connected to the Papercast content management system, the DoT is able to easily control the display content.”
Energy International provides SMART parking control systems and automated mass transit systems and has supported the DoT Abu Dhabi Parking Management Program for the last 10 years.
The unique attributes of e-paper make it ideal for outside use, with unbeatable screen visibility, even in direct sunlight. Couple this with wireless connectivity and exceptionally low power consumption, and Papercast displays can be continuously solar powered – no power or connectivity cables are required. This means Papercast is quick to install to an existing pole or shelter, while offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly display technology.
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