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InnoTrans 2010: latest transportation display solutions plus LED lighting and photovoltaic systems


GDS will be exhibiting and demonstrating products from its industry-leading range of display solutions as well as some of its latest innovations in the LED lighting and photovoltaic markets at the 2010 International Trade Fair for Transport Technology (InnoTrans 2010). GDS has accumulated over 30 years experience meeting the needs of display applications in the most challenging environments in an increasingly diverse range of transport-related applications. GDS focuses on forming partnerships with its transportation sector customers to help develop product solutions that exceed performance requirements.

Amongst the LCD display products to be exhibited will be the Sirius range. High Brightness LCD that offers excellent image quality in outdoor applications and in direct sunlight. The robust, fully integrated unit incorporates a twin cooling system to enable continuous operation and bonding to protect against condensation. Sirius 46" (2000 cd/m2) is ideal for applications such as displaying timetables in very high bright environments while the Sirius 65" (4000 cd/m2) perfectly suits outdoor advertising in railway station and metro entrances.

The MIDAS range is designed for outdoor and semi-outdoor applications such as next-train indicators and timetables. GDS offers MIDAS in a range of standard sizes including 32 in., 46 in., and 65 in. The recently launched stretched 38in. version will also be on view at InnoTrans 2010. MIDAS offers a fully sunlight readable, truly integrated solution with no ancillary cooling required. Built- in diagnostics add to ease of use and an IP65 rating means that the internal electronics are protected from difficult environments including rain, snow, dust and air pollutants.

Completing the comprehensive range of displays for rail and other transport applications will be a selection of the company's 'on-board' LCD displays targeted at both passenger and driver cabin installations for applications such as route map displays, CCTV and driver instrumentation.

GDS will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2010 some of its latest innovative LED products for street lighting. LED street lighting offers energy savings of up to 60% versus conventional lighting, plus no light pollution and low CO2 emissions. Further benefits include long life of more than 100,000 hours and low maintenance. GDS capability to work with LED components allows the replacement of traditional mercury or sodium lamps with new LED light sources (retrofit), giving artistic street-lamps a new "green" life.

The need for energy efficiency has made PV technology increasingly important. GDS has developed high efficiency PV systems that include features such as 'liquid cooling' and 'sun tracking' that improve overall efficiency of 30%, reduce maintenance and give longer life. Visitors to the GDS booth at InnoTrans 2010 will be able to see examples of these products and receive an explanation of the technology behind them.