Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems has been providing display systems to the public transport sector for over a decade. During this time our unique approach to the design of such hardware has created systems that have demonstrated both longevity and reliability in the harshest of environments.
Nexus Alpha’s expertise lies in the combination of class leading software allied with innovative hardware.
Systems installed as early as 1996 are still in use today - a testament to the design and construction quality.
Beginning with traditional CRT displays in GRP cases (which were unusual for the inclusion of full environmental management), we have continued to develop our screen systems over the years. We have also added natural speech audio that is capable of rendering not just timetable data, but an extensive range of disruption messages sourced from Tyrell systems (these developed by our sister company, Nexus Alpha).
Since then we have deployed our second generation of systems, the very tough all stainless LCD1 units, built around ultra high bright LCD displays, the brightest and clearest available. Latterly some of these units have been upgraded with REACT compliant speech systems (the Royal National Institute for the Blind protocol for triggering audio announcements) whilst elsewhere they have been migrated from timetable data sources to real-time data feeds.
Whilst there is still demand - and a need - for traditional display solutions, our main focus is now on low power systems which make use of our 0.5 Watt HERMES Lite computer.
Our third generation LCD and LED screens are the latest in a long line of innovation. They feature full remote diagnostics, integrated computers with in-build communications and audio options.
We also design our systems to ensure that components operate within manufacturers’ specified guidelines. This appears to be an afterthought in many other solutions currently being sold in the market place. It’s no wonder that such systems need replacing a few years down the line.
NALPS pays attention to quality to ensure systems function for an extended lifetime. This is primarily achieved through temperature regulation, carried out airflow modelling and through understanding the impact that the orientation of LCD backlights will have on image quality over time... The reality (as can be seen from over a decade of supply) is that our systems work, and continue to work.