Bus/Tram Stationary 2016-10-21T10:10:20+00:00

Bus/Tram Stationary

For Bus and Tram applications, we have many different display systems, some of which can be integrated into existing systems depending on the size of the stop and the information requirements.

Stand-alone Display Systems

Stand-alone Display Systems

For rural areas or stops without an electricity supply, we have developed stand-alone solutions which are powered by solar panels and receive information via GPRS.

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Timetable Display Systems

Timetable display systems are mostly based on bistable, ChLCD, technology. These require very little energy in stand-by mode and are suitable for applications with little information exchange.

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Stop Displays

Depending on the stop size and requirements, we have a number of installation kits which can be placed in bus shelters, bus stop signs, display cases or flagpoles.

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Abfahrts- und Übersichtstafeln

Departure and Information Boards

Using different technologies, our passenger information systems inform passengers at interchanges, bus and tram stations and bus and tram stops with exact departure times and other travel Information.

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Barrierefreie Anzeigensysteme

Accessible display systems

‘Make passenger information accessible’ this idea is in our minds when we optimise our display systems for the convenience of disabled passengers to help them use buses and trams.

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Stand-alone Display Systems

For rural areas or stops without an electricity supply, we have developed stand-alone solutions which are powered by solar panels and receive information via GPRS.
With the product group “Green Systems” we have developed a new generation of display systems which require very little power to display information. They are based on the bistable ChLCD (Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Display) technology and are reflective display systems in which the display segments are visible by the reflection of incident light. Through the reflective mode, the information on the bistable ChLCDs is perfectly readable in all lighting conditions – whether in direct sunlight or at dusk by the ambient light such as, for example, street lighting.
This product group is distinguished mainly by their low energy consumption and when used in combination with solar technology is an ideal display medium for stops in rural areas.

  • ChLCD display technology
  • Standby mode almost no power consumption
  • Legible in all lighting conditions
  • Suitable for solar operation

Dynamic Infopoint

This display was designed as a total solution for bus and tram stops. Working with a well-known German bus stop manufacturer, a typical design was chosen and a display module from our ‘Green Systems’ was integrated into it. The display has a modem, to allow data communications via GPRS, and an integrated solar panel so that there are no other requirements or costs at the time of installation. Together with two regional bus operators, a project was launched with BMG MIS to specifically design a system for rural areas to enable passengers to be informed of bus real-time departure times.

  • Can be integrated into existing systems
  • Receive data via GPRS
  • No installation costs
  • Solar powered

Magic Sun Display

This stand-alone information system is a solar-powered overall solution for the representation of passenger information especially for rural areas. An integrated GSM modem receives the data, which is transmitted by GPRS and is then displayed very clearly on the bistable display.
So, real-time data, such as departure times, special information and other texts can be presented in an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly manner using a very innovative display medium. The overall concept was awarded, due to its energy efficiency amongst other things, as well as due to the innovative design, with the “Innovation Award 2011” by the Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport, Ms. Tanja Gönner during the Public Transport Innovation Congress in Freiburg.

  • Especially for rural areas
  • Integrated GSM modem
  • No installation costs
  • Solar powered

ChLCD Information Totems

These Information Totems can be operated as stand-alone, using solar power, or be connected to an existing power supply. The integrated display, bistable ChLCD, only uses energy whilst updating the information. This makes the display a very energy efficient and environmentally friendly display medium. Depending on the information required to be displayed, display sizes of 16”, 22”, 27” and 32” are available. The display can be controlled via a cable connection or alternatively wirelessly via a GPRS modem. The information totems are built in a modular way so that the user can select a number of options such as info-call, text-to-speech, loud speaker and other features.

  • Different display sizes 16“, 22“, 27“ and 32“
  • Modular design offering various components
  • Integrated GSM modem
  • Suitable for solar power

Timetable Display Systems

Timetable display systems are mostly based on bistable, ChLCD, technology. These require very little energy in stand-by mode and are suitable for applications with little information Exchange.

Stop Displays

The ‘low power’ LCD display systems are especially suitable for small and medium sized bus, or tram, stations or stops. These systems can be operated by battery or solar power due to their low power consumption. The installation kits are easy to install and can be fitted into existing pillars, columns, shelters or other street furniture.

Depending on the requirements of transport companies, customers can make their individual solutions based on different display resolutions, sizes, colours and technologies. Simple arrival and departure information can be shown on lower resolution displays or higher resolution displays can show graphics and departure schedules. Real-time information can be sent via a mobile network and all systems are equipped with a UMTS/GSM modem.


Departure and Summary Boards

LCD Display Technology

LCD displays are, due to their transflective characteristics, perfectly legible in all weather conditions – even in direct sunlight.

Bistable ChLCD Display Technology

Bistable ChLCD displays are characterised by very low power consumption. Depending on the application you can choose between monochrome and colour display types.

TFT Display Technology

Accessible display systems

BMG MIS has for years regarded the topic of ‘accessible display systems’ as important and has designed and optimised its display systems accordingly. Back in 2004, a study was conducted with the University of Ulm with visually impaired participants looking at the readability of passenger information displays.


The result of the study showed that our display systems are very readable for the visually impaired. The display systems based on LCD technology offer the best readability due to its very high contrast. The blue and white displays, now seen at train stations throughout Europe are an excellent example. Through a print-like typeface and the Transflective properties of the LCDs the information is the easiest to see in all weather conditions – even direct sunlight.

  • High contrast
  • Print-like typeface
  • Readable in sunlight

Conceptual Design

In the conception and the design of the display systems a lot of emphasis is placed on ‘accessibility’. In the totems, for example, displays can be mounted at different heights to make the current departure and timetable information easier to read by wheelchair users.

  • Displays at different heights
  • Info-call


Another feature that can also be found in many of our information kiosks and totems is the “Text-to-Speech” module. In terms of accessibility, this additional function “Text-to-Speech” provides a very useful service for visually impaired passengers. If required, this feature can be activated by pressing a button. The buttons feature a special font with a prismatic cross-section, this characteristic means that visually impaired people can easily feel the “i” for information. The operation is also highlighted by coloured LEDs.


“Text-to-Speech” also known as speech synthesis – is used wherever information is dynamically visualised and updated. In this way, any written text may be converted into speech. An audible text file is created and output via a built-in speaker by operating the button on the display. The data is derived from that currently being displayed and is announced without interruption. In addition to the real-time data, special text such as any diversion information can be passed on. By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can access other functions and retrieve relevant information. The “text-to-speech” function can be implemented in different languages and be multi-lingual.

  • Converts text to speech
  • Further functions
  • Multi-lingual

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