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All-weather information systems upgrade for Patscherkofel resort

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The Patscherkofel ski resort near Innsbruck, Austria, has installed a weatherproof and extreme temperature tolerant information system at its newly opened mountain cable car.

The outdoor displays, designed by British firm Peerless-AV, are located at the station’s ticket counters and offer real-time passenger information. Kapsch BusinessCom AG, an Austrian firm based in Innsbruck, installed the displays.

The Patscherkofelbahn cable car can transport over 2000 people per hour from the village of Igls up onto the Patscherkofel mountain, a popular hiking and mountain biking destination, and local ski resort in the Tux Alps. During the opening of the new mountain cable car in December 2017, Patscherkofelbahn updated its station passenger information system with the weatherproof digital technology.

Kamran Kiafar, Account Manager for Mountain Railways and Industry at Kapsch BusinessCom AG said: “The main requirements for the new information system were that it needed to work reliably and as maintenance free as possible, even under extreme conditions in rain, snow and freezing temperatures. In addition, the outdoor displays had to match the corporate design of the cable car stations."

Three 49-in. Xtreme Outdoor Displays from Peerless AV have been installed in the cable car stations. The fully-sealed displays are impact resistant, offer optimum readability in direct sunlight and have the widest operating temperature range in the industry (-40°C to +60°C). The Ventless Dynamic Thermal Transfer™ system makes Xtreme the industry's first outdoor display without ventilation openings, filters or exhaust fans. It complies with protection class IP68 and NEMA 6: this means it is dust-proof, waterproof and resistant to dirt, ice or insects.

Following the success of the installation, the displays have also been installed at the cable car stations in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region in the Austrian Tyrol with plans to equip more locations in the near future.

Read the article online at: https://www.mountaintechnologymagazine.com/communications/15052018/all-weather-information-systems-upgrade-for-patscherkofel-resort/

 

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