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Manufacturing company clinches Canadian contract

Trueform Ferrograph have been awarded a significant contract to supply RTPI signs for the seventh largest city in Canada. As part of its BUSwatch project (http://myride.winnipegtransit.com/en/route-schedule-info/buswatch/), Winnipeg Transit has procured 100 electronic displays to provide real-time departure information to passengers at major bus stops and stations throughout Winnipeg. Bill Menzies, Service Development Manager at Winnipeg Transit explained:?Our goal is to provide Transit riders with accurate real-time bus departure information by telephone, on our website, on mobile devices, and on bright and easy-to-read electronic displays at our busiest stops and stations. For the BUSwatch component, it was particularly vital to partner with a company that had the experience to deliver attractive high-quality display signs that perform reliably in all kinds of weather and in a variety of streetscapes.? The initial project called for the supply and development of two specific new designs unique to Winnipeg and for placement on two different types of illuminated sign structures already installed at major bus stops. The full matrix LED products include a double-sided 36x256 pixel sign and a double-sided 128x128 pixel sign. Alan Bell, Managing Director at Ferrograph commented:? As the Winnipeg climate ranges from very warm summers to harsh cold winters, it was vital to develop signs which could tolerate the extremes in temperature. Both the prototypes have been designed to withstand temperatures between +50 and -50 degrees celsius.? Following successful field-testing, Ferrograph has been authorized to provide volume quantities of each prototype. The displays will be housed in specially designed illuminated sign structures previously supplied by Ferrograph’s parent company Trueform.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jackie Watson .

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