KIOSKS BY LGC LTD CHOSEN BY LONDON TRANSPORT
Customers of London Transport are now able to request journey information from interactive touch screen kiosks supplied by multimedia kiosk design and manufacture specialists LGC Associates Ltd. Located in key public locations, the kiosks provide customers with a quick and easy way to access and print information, such as details of times and fares, places of interest and street maps via a touch screen.
The introduction of touch screen kiosks is a further development in London Transport's ROUTES (Rail Omnibus Underground Travel Enquiry System) service which was designed to meet the specific needs of London Transport's Travel Information Service with the emphasis on a system which could provide travel information efficiently and accurately.
The kiosks, which are on trial in key public locations such as bus stations, travel information centres, major newsagents and airports, enable London Transport to extend the ROUTES service to people who require on the spot travel information. London Transport explained that the kiosks make travel information easily accessible at the point where customers are making their decisions about how to travel.
Early trials of the touch screen kiosks proved their popularity with the public. Figures show that '73 per cent of users were impressed by the overall capability of the terminal and 40 per cent were likely to travel more by public transport following its use.' (London Transport fact sheet - Nov 1997).
The kiosks have been manufactured for London Transport by LGC Associates from their range of public access terminals. With over a decade of practical experience in kiosk design, LGC have provided London Transport with a kiosk which is adaptable to outdoor as well as indoor locations and is easy to use irrespective of the height and ability of the user.
In more than a decade of experience with major projects LGC Associates have established a position at the forefront of kiosk design and development in Europe. Working in partnership with computer hardware companies, software developers, systems integrators and multimedia users, LGC Associates provide custom design kiosks or standard products to suit specific audiences and locations. LGC are approved suppliers to a large number of leading companies.
For more information on LGC please contact:
Peter Lowe, LGC Associates Ltd, Ramsden Grange, Hambledon Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1XQ. Tel: 01483 860846, Fax: 01483 860848
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.lgc-kiosk.co.uk
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