Stadtwerke Neuss, Germany
Stadtwerke Neuss is the public transport authority in the city Neuss in Germany. In addition to public transport Stadtwerke Neuss is responsible for energy and water supply in the city making environmental thinking a natural aspect of their everyday operations.
The company is committed to the local region and combine innovation and responsibility in their business development.
Neuss is situated in an area where many surrounding cities have invested in Axentia iBus real-time displays. So the responsible team at Stadtwerke Neuss got good references from staff at neighbouring cities and could visit them to see the displays in operation to evaluate what they wanted for their own city.
LCD displays in Wing Easy casing
Axentia delivered 38 iBus LCD displays with 4 rows in 2021. The real-time displays were integrated in our German sub-contractor Mabeg’s stop point infrastructure called Wing Easy and installed throughout the city.
“Real-time information is a key factor for attractive local transport.”
Uwe Koppelmann, Head of the Local Public Transport department
The real-time information displays, called Dynamische Fahrgastinformationssysteme (DFI) in German, are supplied with current data from Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR). Moreover, text messages can be published by Stadtwerke Neuss themselves using the iBus Web Admin.
Solar panels for extended battery life
One of Stadtwerke Neuss’ core topics are solar power. To meet this core focus all displays are equipped with a tiny and high-performing solar panel. The displays are battery-operated with no external cabling needed. This makes the displays operation very reliable and not depending on sunlight. Although, by adding solar panels the battery lifetime is extended from 3 years up to 10 years on iBus displays.
Accessibility for everybody
A wireless button with Braille is supplied on the same pole as the real-time information displays are mounted on. Pushing this button the real-time information and messages are read out making the information accessible to visually impaired citizens.