It’s absolutely critical that information is displayed clearly at locations where the wrong move could potentially cause major injury or worse. That’s why ski resorts invest heavily in ensuring that its signage is clear and concise, with many now opting for digital displays. Patscherkofelbahn Betriebs GmbH is no different, with it equipping its newly-opened mountain cable car with outdoor displays from Peerless-AV.
Located near Innsbruck, Austria, the Patscherkofelbahn cable car leads 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. To ensure that those using the cable car are well informed of both safety procedure, opening times, current events, and pricing, an array of Xtreme Outdoor Displays have been installed by Kapsch BusinessCom AG, an Innsbruck-based installation firm.
The Xtreme Outdoor Displays are positioned at the station’s ticket counters and are fully-sealed, weatherproof and extreme temperature tolerant, ideal for the bottom of a mountain. Speaking regarding the installation, Kamra Kiafar, account manager for Mountain Railways and Industry at Kapsch BusinessCom AG, notes, “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.”
More than 2,000 people per hour are transported up the mountain by the Patscherkofelbahn cable car throughout the summer and winter months, with a total of three 49in Xtreme Outdoor Displays from Peerless-AV ensuring that those guests get moving efficiently and safely.
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 unique 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, making it dust-proof, waterproof and resistant to dirt, ice or insects.
Due to the positive experience with Xtreme at Patscherkofelbahn, the displays have also been installed at the cable car stations in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region in Tyrol with plans to equip further locations in the near future.