Featured Exhibitor Q&A: Metromatics

Signage and passenger display manufacturer Metromatics will show off three new products at its AusRAIL PLUS 2017 stand. Rail Express spoke with Metromatics marketing manager, Janine Meade, about the business, and what it has planned for the AusRAIL Exhibition.

Rex: Tell us about the business.

Janine Meade (JM): Metromatics is a manufacturer of indoor and outdoor LCD digital signage displays, on board and platform LCD passenger information systems, public information displays and other LCD based display technology branded under our trademark name MetroSpec.

We have been representing quality suppliers of defence products and industrial sub systems and on-selling and supporting these products to our own customer base in Australia and New Zealand, since we were established in 1989.

Rex: Where are you based?

JM: Our Head Office is located in Brisbane, Australia, and we have sales & support offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Auckland.

Rex: What caused the expansion from defence and industrial, into public transport?

JM: In 2005, we were approached by one of our customers who had an interest in using LCD technology to provide public transport information to their customers and couldn’t find the right product on the market. So, we researched and developed our first MetroSpec Fully Sealed IP65 Rated LCD Passenger Information Display and won the project.

Rex: And since then?

JM: Since that time, over 2,500 MetroSpec LCD Passenger Information Displays have been installed in both indoor and outdoor conditions, in most major railway stations in Australia, as well as tramways in Melbourne, light rail stops on the Gold Coast, busways in Brisbane and ferry networks in Sydney.

Rex: What’s made them so successful?

JM: Our LCD displays are chosen because they are reliable, maintenance free, vandal resistant and built and tested to an IP65 standard to meet our public transport operators’ requirements.

We are ISO 9001 accredited, and we continue to be a leader in this industry, constantly researching and developing new technologies to make our LCD Passenger Information Displays more versatile and feature rich. They therefore provide our customers with an excellent return on investment.

Rex: What is Metromatics exhibiting at AusRAIL PLUS 2017?

JM: We will be exhibiting the following NEW products at AusRAIL PLUS 2017:

  • MetroSpec 32” Digital Display Bus Totem
  • Solar Powered, Wireless, E-Paper Bus Stop Passenger Information Display
  • Acorel’s Automatic Passenger Counting System
  • Durabook Rugged Lap Tops and Tablets

We’ll also be showcasing some of our other products:

  • MetroSpec 49” H Series LCD Passenger Information Display
  • MetroSpec Double-sided Slimline Passenger Information Display
  • DEWESoft Ride Comfort System

Rex: Who are the key people representing Metromatics at the stand?

JM: Grant Williams, our General Manager and Mitch Callon, our Technical Sales Engineer will be at our stand and they will be available to talk about our MetroSpec Public Transport Display product range, Durabook Rugged Laptops/Tablets  and the DEWESoft Ride Comfort Testing System.

We are sharing our booth with Acorel, manufacturer of the Automatic Passenger Counting Systems, and Arthur Tete will be able to show visitors how this system operates.

Rex: Can visitors pre-book meetings at your stand?

JM: Yes, visitors can pre-book meetings at our stand. Send us an e-mail and we can schedule a time.

Rex: What is Metromatics looking to achieve at the event?

JM: We are looking forward to catching up with our existing customers, meeting some new potential customers, and showcasing our range of display technologies and systems.

You can visit Metromatics at stand 591 at AusRAIL PLUS 2017, which takes place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from November 21 to 23. for more information.