Connectpoint, the leading provider of solar-powered ePaper displays for public transportation in the United States is debuting its latest technology product, The Falcon, a revolutionary ADA compliant solar powered text-to-speech real-time messaging system that offers a low-cost solution to providing passenger information 24/7 at the bus-stop level. The announcement was made today by Rick Wood, President and CEO, Connectpoint.
Connectpoint’s Falcon is a text-to-speech device that provides plug and play real-time multi language voice announcements offering a variety of dynamic messaging options, including real-time or scheduled next departure information and alerts. Additionally, introductory messages, such as PSAs, can be delivered. The patented device incorporates an integrated solar film skin, CAT-M1 IoT connectivity, and back-up battery power.
The Falcon uses exceptionally low energy consumption, connects wirelessly and provides always-on customer arrival information and alerts at every stop across the network. This revolutionary product is an eco-friendly, energy-efficient solution for today’s smart city environment (IP 66 environmental rating).
Deployment is as easy as bolting the integrated locking mount to any bus-stop pole or shelter and can be installed at stand-alone device at bus stops, rail stations and transit hubs, and is less expensive than a typical digital display and comes with a 5-year guarantee.
“When we commenced development on The Falcon, our goal was to provide the transit industry with a cost-effective standalone real-time information device that is solar powered and provides accessibility to all customers,” commented Rick Wood, President and CEO, Connectpoint. “The Falcon is an affordable option for tier 2 and 3 stops as well as a system’s heavier stops.”
The Falcon’s power, volume and content are remotely monitored and managed by the Connectpoint Asset Management System (CPAM™) from the convenience of a desktop or mobile device. This cloud-based software is intuitive and customizable, allowing agencies to deliver real time alerts via the agency’s real-time feed, as well as schedule custom messages for their riders, such as holiday schedules and promotions. This tool gives agencies the freedom to remotely control as many products as they please through one integrated backend system.
Connectpoint’s ePaper digital signage, available in 4 sizes–10”, 13”, 32”, and 42”–is the most deployed ePaper digital signage solution within the U.S. transportation industry. Connectpoint also offers LED and LCD digital signage solutions.
Connectpoint designs, builds, and manages product suites through CPAM™, our device and technology-agnostic content management system. Clients have input and control over all signage from desktop or mobile devices. Our diverse and talented team have specific software expertise to deploy ePaper and other digital signage solutions and are able to solve even the most complex issues and deliver on-time, challenging projects. In conjunction with our sister company, CHK America, we have helped power over 2 billion trips annually, allowing transit riders to make informed decisions. Connectpoint’s robust client list includes WMATA, Washington D.C.; PAAC, Pittsburgh, PA; King County Metro, Seattle; Tri-Met, Portland; VIA, San Antonio, TX; DASH, City of Alexandra, Virginia; GCRTA, Greater Cleveland, OH; SMART, SE Michigan; RTCSN, Las Vegas, NV; DART, Dallas, TX; FWTA, Ft. Worth, TX,SMART Wilsonville, OR.