Connectpoint™ Wins Technical Advances and Innovation Award at the Global 2021 Digital Signage Awards

Santa Barbara, CA (April 26, 2021) Connectpoint™, the leading provider of solar-powered ePaper Digital Signage to the U.S. transit industry took the top prize for its Connectpoint Digital Bus Stop® in the Technical Advances and Innovation category (Display and Other Devices) at the 2021 global Digital Signage Awards.

The Digital Signage Awards are held annually, attracting entries from hundreds of leading technology companies around the world, including Intel, Four Winds Interactive, Gable Signs, Gensler, NanoLumens, Nanovo, NEC Display Solutions, Sharp Electronics, and more.  The awards are impartial, independent, and objective, and aim to find the world’s best digital signage projects, creativity, content, innovation, and technology. Entries are evaluated by an independent panel of industry professionals. The winners were announced via a virtual presentation on April 23, 2021.

The Connectpoint Digital Bus Stop® is the most advanced solar-powered (or A/C) wireless ePaper digital signage, providing real-time public transportation information 24/7, at the bus stop level.  Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop® provided transit agencies the opportunity–for the first time–to deploy digital signage solutions at bus stops without electrical infrastructure.  Digital displays are available in multiple sizes—10”, 13”, 32”, and 42”—and can be installed in about 30 minutes—on poles, at shelters, or as a stand-alone. This revolutionary digital signage features exceptionally low energy consumption and wireless connectivity (cellular, WiFi, ethernet) and provides always-on customer arrival information, alerts and maps at every stop across the network.  Connectpoint® digital signage is an eco-friendly, energy-efficient solution for today’s smart city environment (IP 66 environmental rating), offering reduced light pollution, and is ADA compliant.

Timely and accurate real-time information is delivered seamlessly to passengers across all of an agency’s digital signage with our easy-to-use and powerful Connectpoint® Asset Management system, designed specifically for the transportation industry.

‘Up to date, real-time information improves a passenger’s trust in a transit system and subsequently affects their decision in choosing public transportation,” commented Rick Wood, CEO, Connectpoint. “The Connectpoint Digital Bus Stop can be installed at the bus stop level without electrical infrastructure, and has been widely adopted by leading transit agencies across the U.S. including Pittsburgh’s PAAC, and SE Michigan’s SMART, with Seattle’s King County Metro and Portland’s Tri-Met most recently deploying our signage.  We are honored to have been recognized as an innovator in technology, judged by peers in the industry, and to have participated alongside other great technology leaders.”

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