Rail Technology iBeacon Charging System

The April/May issue of Rail Technology Magazine mentions a new train passenger phone charging system that uses iBeacon: The system created by EAO, uses iBeacon to automatically open train operators’ apps on the passengers’ smartphones. Passenger apps can provide tailored passenger information such as smart ticketing, trolley service requests and deliver targeted marketing messages. Read … Continue reading “Rail Technology iBeacon Charging System”

Beacon Triggered Rail Passenger Interfaces Entering Service

We previously mentioned EAO’s rail passenger interface. Railstaff has further news that the UK’s South Western Railway will include the system in refurbished Class 444 trains in November. The wireless charging works with an app that can signal the seat is occupied and prompt the user to open the app. “Ticket inspectors can then be … Continue reading “Beacon Triggered Rail Passenger Interfaces Entering Service”

Rail Passenger Interface Using iBeacons

EAO AG, a company specialising in human machine interfaces, has a new train passenger interface that provides phone charging and information services. The information services use iBeacon locating to allow train operating companies to provide added value services such as journey information, ticket validation and refreshments requests. The wireless USB phone charging fits onto seats … Continue reading “Rail Passenger Interface Using iBeacons”