Passenger information and infotainment | PIS/PAN 

Visual passenger information (PIS) 

With our system for visual passenger information in rail vehicles, we grant you the latest standard in that field of technology. The PIS-Server, as a central unit in the vehicle, is responsible for data-management and control of intern and extern LED-displays, as well as passenger-information-displays. The layout on the TFT-interior-displays can be designed TSI-conform after your wishes and be rearranged easily at any time. Additionally, the PIS-server provides important interfaces to the vehicle, other subsystems and land-sided modules, for example the PIS-background system InLineWeb.PIS from INTERAUTOMATION. A driver display, that allows the driver necessary actions like manual selection of the journey, skipping of stops or initiating special announcements, is part of the PIS-system. The displays of the visual PIS are always synchronized with the announcements of the passenger announcement system.


  • Integrated, visual PIS (LED-interior and exterior-displays & TFT-interior-displays)
  • Central PIS-server for data management, control of displays and connection to important interfaces
  • Flexible, fast adjustment possibilities of display design and layout
  • Driver-HMI for regulation and appliance of driver

Passenger announcement system (PAN) 

The passenger announcement system in rail vehicles is also designed after the latest standards. All peripheral-end-devices can be connected via digital VoIP-SIP-Interface or, if possible on end-device, analog via UIC-interface. Through that, the system is able to meet certain fire-protection-requirements. We also designed an UIC-VoIP-SIP-converter specifically for refitting-projects with interfaces to existing systems. Through that, speaker, emergency intercoms, as well as operational intercoms can be connected over a huge bandwidth.
Next to the PIS/PAN-Server, as a central unit in the vehicle for PIS/PAN-data management and control of visual end-devices, the “Rail Communication Soft-Switch” (RCSS) is installed to trigger the voice-communication in the vehicle (automatic, manual or special-announcements, as well as communication between driver and train-attendants or connection to passenger-intercoms). The PIS/PAN inheres a drivers-display, which allows the driver to maneuver specific actions regarding the PIS/PAN, for example the manual selection of a journey, the elimination of stops, trigger for special-announcements and communication with passengers and train attendants. The announcements of PAN are always synchronized with displays of the visual PIS.


  • Holistic acoustic PIS (connection of speakers, passenger intercoms and train-communication)
  • Central PIS/PAN-server takes over data-management and, with RCSS, control of audio communication in the vehicle
  • Connection of peripheral-devices via VoIP-SIP and UIC-Interface possible
  • Driver-HMI for control and operating actions of the driver

InLineWeb.PIS - Data supply and management of passenger information 

The heart of a passenger information system is represented by the land-side data management in the module InLineWeb.PIS. Next to the connection to the planning system, for the purpose of journey-timetable- and vehicle-rotation-plan-supply, InLineWeb.PIS takes over management of infrastructure- and network-information, e.g., stop-coordination, stop-intervals, station-configuration and more.
With InLineWeb.PIS you are not only able to ensure optimal data supply of your fleet with actual base- and real-time-data but are also capable of editing data. You determine what is displayed at what time each of the different channels (acoustic and visual).
Which announcement is issued as a reception and what is displayed at the same time on the passenger-information-displays in the vehicle? Build your personal program sequence, send updates via mobile communication in real-time and orchestrate the passenger-information on your vehicle fleet on your own with InLineWeb.PIS.


  • Interfaces for (base-) data supply from planning-systems
  • Determination of individual program sequence for inner- and outer displays as well as speaker
  • Real-time-data supply regarding connection-information and timetable-changes
  • Fast updates over air


The InLineWeb-Infotainment-module realizes the administration and data management of your Infotainment contents for your vehicle fleet. Next to an organized stacking in subject-focused folder structures, you are able to construct campaigns in form of programs and fixed sequential arrangements in form of groupings. To ensure an optimal presentation on the displays in the vehicle, graphic-resolution and width-to-height ratio are tested. The Display-simulator aides you in testing your individual media-packages and process-plans, before they are transmitted to the fleet. For ambitious public transport networks, the module provides extended functionalities, that enable you to present route-, region- or location-dependent Information or advertisement.
Additionally, you are able to differentiate in detail, especially regarding weekday-groupings, journeys, daytimes, in order to realize your individual Infotainment-planning for your public transport network.


  • Structured media management
  • Quality testing of resolution and process control
  • Generation of individual rules regarding the presentation of several media (time-, place- or journey-dependent) from simple to complex
  • Resource-saving data transmission (data volume) through incremental updates