Passengers using rail stations, including Langley Mill, will soon be able to use new high-tech customer information displays supplied.
New displays are being installed at stations operated by East Midlands Trains, including Langley Mill, Belper, Chesterfield and Derby.
The displays have been developed by Ashby-based Infotec Ltd.
Many of the stations use Infotec’s latest technological developments such as use of a GPRS connection to receive data and ‘text to speech’ (TTS) technology, which speaks the words as well as deliver them visually.
The displays consist of a mixture of LED ‘next train indicators’, a summary of departures, summary of arrivals and special notices displays in a range of sizes determined by the location and purpose which can make journeys that much easier.
Infotec’s text to speech technology is currently being used at more than 200 train stations in the UK to provide up to date train service information and security details as spoken words as well as written ones.
The work in Derbyshire is part of a contract awarded by Linbrooke Services Ltd which is seeing over 135 high-tech displays going to 25 stations in the region.