New passenger information for S-Bahn Hamburg

Hamburg-Hammerbrook S-Bahn station equipped with modern passenger information

During a pilot installation, the first new type of train inf monitors (ger: ZugInfoMonitor; ZIM) in wide format was installed in the Hamburg-Hammerbrook S-Bahn station. The optical passenger information is now displayed on a double-sided ZIM Wide device (Master + Slave).

Each of these devices consists of a TFT display in wide format, which is mounted in a weatherproof housing. The format now allows the use of the ZIM devices in places where the use of the larger ZIM devices was previously not possible due to the low profile of the station roof.

By integrating a software interface into the application software of the displays, it was possible to supply data provisionally via the existing backend of the Hamburg S-Bahn (IMS). Later a changeover to the IRIS+ backend is planned, which will give more possibilities in the design of the layouts. BLIC supports the DB Station & Service GmbH within the project “Passenger information of the future” in the conceptual design, tendering and procurement as well as in the implementation and acceptance phases. Supplier for the devices installed at the HH-Hammerbrook S-Bahn station is the company Luminator Technology Group.

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