The Belgian producer of digital display solutions, Q-lite, will install up to 500 digital bus stop displays for De Lijn throughout Flanders. That is what both companies announced on Thursday.
These new digital information screens will replace the old stop devices that have reached the end of their lifespan. Q-lite will produce and install the transport company’s digital stop displays and maintain them for the next 15 years.
Reliable info in real-time
With the new, uniform information screens, De Lijn wants to meet the need for clear and reliable travel information in real-time. The first new-generation screens will be installed in Antwerp; the other Flemish provinces will follow later. Over a period of eight years, 300 new stop displays will be installed, with a possible expansion to 500 pieces.
Q-lite developed a uniform appearance for the De Lijn screens so travelers will easily recognize the new displays in the street scene. The screens will be full-color to improve readability and user-friendliness.
30 years of expertise
The new stop displays are produced locally at Q-lite in Baarle-Hertog, a company with more than 30 years of expertise in reliable digital mobility solutions in the Benelux. For example, bus passengers in the Netherlands recently gave Q-lite’s digital stop displays a high score of 8.3 on the visual presentation of information.
De Lijn opted for energy-efficient stop displays with modular LED technology. The new screens consume up to 75 percent less energy than the current ones. The amount of the contract has not been disclosed.
Q-lite is the largest full-service organization in digital information systems and associated software. With over 40,000 operational display systems, 100 employees, four strategically located offices, and a local factory in Western Europe, the company has grown into a market leader in the Benelux.