|Author: Luke Upton | Publication: Smartrailworld.com|

Up stepped Transit Wireless, a majority owned BAI Communications company, who solved the problem of delivering countdown clocks to the rest of the subway system. Nathan Cornish, Product Development Director at BAI Communications (@BAIComms), told us how; “The new clocks rely on technology that is straightforward, cost effective to deploy, and does not require large infrastructure. The system uses the existing Transit Wireless network in the stations and the MTA’s cloud computing, and involves Bluetooth receivers placed in every station Transit Wireless worked in. These receivers communicate with devices that have been installed in the train set running on the line. As the train enters and leaves a station the system uses its arrival and departure time to estimate the time at which the train will reach the next stop in the line, displaying the arrival times on the LCD display screens installed at each station.”

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