Major New York transit sign order for Daktronics

Daktronics is to supply the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit with 630 digital rail platform displays, to be installed by the July 2017.

The multi-coloured LED displays, part of the subway system’s Public Address Customer Information System (PACIS), will feature next train arrival and destination information as well as graphical information. A text to speech function aids visually impaired transit riders with clear and easy to access messaging.

According to Daktronics, the US$3.2 million order marks the largest mass transit digital display purchase in the company’s history.

“Daktronics has made its mark as a leader in the mass transit industry. We are proud to supply such a sizeable order for one of the nation’s busiest transit systems,” said Dale Storhaug, Daktronics’ mass transit manager. Installation of the 630 displays will complete by July of 2017.