CIVIQ Smartscapes launches WayPoint: The next generation in transit customer engagement

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Today, at the American Public Transport Association (APTA) conference in Charlotte, CIVIQ Smartscapes is launching our new WayPoint , a smart city communications device that is designed to greatly enhance the citizen and commuter experience.

WayPoints are equipped with 55” touchscreen displays to provide real-time, up-to-the-minute transit schedules, wayfinding information, advertising and service announcements. Optional features such as Wi-Fi, NFC, USB quick charging ports, and customer informational/emergency intercom, will offer enhanced customer services, safety and security. Additional technology options such as embedded cameras, small cells, beacon technology, sensors and data analytics can provide valuable benefits to the transit agency. The device has both an indoor and an outdoor version. A modular approach provides more than 16 variations to let transit operators tailor the device for their needs.

“With over 138 million U.S. residents visiting public transportation venues each month, the need for improved efficiency and enhanced commuter experience has never been greater.” said Brad Gleeson, Chief Commercial Officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes. “The flexibility of our new WayPoint solution allows municipalities and transit systems to customize the solution to their needs and budgets, while building a platform that can be ready for the future.”

The WayPoint devices draw on the success of the On-The-Go Kiosks that are rolling out across the New York Subway System with the MTA. This project has won recognition by the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York as the ‘Outstanding Project of the Year’ and by the Digital Screenmedia Association as the ‘Best Travel / Hospitality Self Service Interactive Kiosk”.

“Our primary goal is to connect people and their communities,” said CIVIQ Smartscapes President, Erwin Rezelman. “We are continuously investing in innovative technologies that will improve citizen’s quality of life and visitors’ travel experiences, while simultaneously making cities everywhere more secure, efficient, and interconnected.”

The WayPoint will be available in late 2016. Orders for future delivery are now being accepted.

For enquiries, contact us at connect@civiq.com.
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