On the 4th of August, the company announced receiving an Infrastructure Partner Award from Switzerland's largest travel and transport company, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB). The award marks the successful pilot installation of two LED displays in the city of Neuchâtel performed in October 2014.
The award-winning installation includes two displays, each measuring 1.58 m high by 2.85 m wide and featuring 4-millimeter pixel pitch. Neuchâtel had the oldest visual technology among other locations, its choice as the pilot installation reveals all the advantages of a new system at its best, the company said.
The Neuchâtel installation is part of a large project that has been performed by SBB in conjunction with Daktronics to modernize existing visual solutions at 17 railway stations across Switzerland. Within the project fifty LED video displays with a total area of 475 square meters will replace obsolete flip digit displays that the stations were equipped with previously. The implementation is scheduled between July and November 2015 with the installation of eight additional displays at another two locations in 2018, the company said.
According to Pete Egart, Vice President of EMEA & Latin America, the scope of the Swiss railways’ project makes it the first of its kind for the company in EMEA region.