Friday, March 19, 2010

Eta Phi Systems lands Amtrak contract

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As part of a two-year service agreement, Amtrak has awarded Eta Phi Systems a project to upgrade the Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) on the Capitol and San Joaquin Corridors, Surfliner Service, and Altamont Commuter Express Line. The project includes upgrades to allow ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) for announcements, informational messages, and special-event advertising on Amtrak’s newly purchased Daktronics signs.

“We rely on the PIDS to convey Capitol Corridor serviceupdates to our riders,” Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Managing Director David Kutrosky said. “The PIDS has proven to be an effective communications tool. We are pleased to benefit from Amtrak’s latest PIDS improvement initiative in California and look forward to having new state-of-the-art displays along our corridor.”

Formed in 2003, Eta Phi Systems is a systems consulting and software development firm specializing in automatic vehicle location, passenger information, and communications systems throughout North America.