Simpleway with our partners implemented a new Public Address System, providing Passenger Information Management features to the Operations Control Centres (OCC) staff within 47 stations (Western, Southern, Eastern and Onehunga Lines) of Auckland Transport Railway network. The system provides information lifecycle management tools for voice announcements, which are distributed to the customers thanks to a seamless integration with the Bosch Praesideo PA system. The voice announcements are provided to Auckland Transport in English, using a voice talent chosen by the customer.
As a data input, the Simpleway system reads data feeds from the signalling system, which provides data over the JMS queue protocol, and triggers automated voice announcements. Manual announcements can also be played by the OCC operator from the Operation's User Interface.