HOUSTON, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
ScreeneX®, OSG's innovative LCD screen integrated into the window system of vehicles or in other glass elements, is to be launched in the North American market at the Houston, Texas meeting of the American Public Transport Association, today at booth no. 4761.
Daniel Cohen, CEO of Oran Safety Glass (OSG) said the three-day Houston meeting would offer many American operators the first opportunity to see the revolutionary digital glass screen technology.
"I'm confident that operators, when they see this technology for the first time, will be bowled over by the possibilities it creates," Mr. Cohen said. "It is the future and when they see this particular aspect of the future, they'll love the possibilities."
ScreeneX® (Patent Pending: PCT/IL2013/050245, Registered Utility Model: DE 20 2013 011 808.3), is a digital LCD screen embedded in a double-glazed window, or in an interior glass partition in a train or bus, providing an innovative digital signage solution that displays real-time passenger information (RTPI), infotainment and commercial advertisements.
Embedded in the glass, it takes no cabin space, increasing both vehicle capacity and passenger comfort. With the ability to display high-resolution video, text and graphics fed from dedicated hardware and software, ScreeneX® can display timetables and destinations; safety alerts and announcements; location-sensitive advertisements, or entertainment content.
Mr. Cohen said, "We'll be showing two models of ScreeneX® in Houston so operators can see the opportunity for generating revenues either from advertisements or by enhancing passengers' experience."
As many US vehicle manufacturers must meet 'Buy American' requirements, OSG has a production facility in Emporia, Virginia. "We believe those measures, designed to help US manufacturing, are important and we support them," said Cohen.
OSG will also showcase a range of train windows in Houston, including a locomotive windshield developed recently for high-speed trains in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia.
"The windshield we will exhibit meets the new American FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) Type 1 Tier 2 standard, and is one of the strongest ever made for locomotives," said Cohen.
Another product that will be exhibited in Houston is a highly durable side window and frame unit that can also serve as an emergency exit window. It was designed specifically for high-speed trains - both regional and commuter.
OSG is a veteran in the glass industry, providing complete window systems for major international train manufacturers, including Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom and Kawasaki.
Founded in 1979, OSG (Oran Safety Glass) Ltd. is a leading global developer and manufacturer of customized glass solutions for a broad range of industries, including automotive and rail, architecture, engineering machinery, solar, agriculture, military and defense and others.
Serving an established international client base, OSG Ltd. offers a variety of glass products such as curved, flat, laminated, insulated, and armoured safety glass. Through ongoing research, development and testing, the OSG in-house development and production teams keep on enhancing products, pioneering innovative technologies for diverse sectors, and creating tailored solutions that meet every customer's requirements.
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