How it works



System consists of:

SmartGuide - portable end-user device;
Infrastructural equipment, inclusing:
Tranceivers (either stand-alone or mountable inside other objects like traffic lights, tec.):

  • Public transport stops
  • Public transport (buses, trolley-buses, streetcars, subway cars, train cars, ships, tec.
  • Building entrances, including railroad stations, airports, subway stations
  • Overhead pedestrian passes and underpasses
  • Inside buildings, for instance before turns, above entrances and exits, before starewells and corridors, inside subway stations.
  • On exterier walls of buildings.
  • Temporary fences and other barriers related to construction and repair works.
  • Traffic light signal dubbers, either stand-alone, or mounted inside traffic lights or countdown displays.

System server

SmartGuide relays messages transmitted by equipment set up on an object. This message can be played either via built-in speaker or via headphones.

For instance:

  • Lowfloor bus number 33 to the subway station
  • Trolley-bus number 31 to bus terminal
  • Bus stop, buses number 5 and 13
  • Bus terminal
  • Drug store
  • Convenience store
  • Be careful, road repair works are being performed. Please walk around the right side of the building
  • Accountant’s office
  • Room 32 etc.

These messages are relayed to the SmartGuide from the equipment via radio channel. They are inaudible for everyone else.
SmartGuide plays messages in either Russian or English language. Language settings can be easily reset. More languages can be added.
Signal can be reliably received from the equipment at up to 50 ft (15 m).
User can page an object from his/her SmartGuide and the equipment set up on the object will play an intermittant buzz in order for the user to find the object more easily.

  • Public Transport

    On user’s arrival to the stop he with his SmartGuidecan receive information about the upcoming transport, including its type, number, direction and if necessary it’s arrival time.

    Before and during his boarding of the bus, the equipment keeps informing the driver about a disabled person (or one on a wheelchair) boarding the bus.

    There’s a ringer above the bus door, which helps the user to find the bus door at his request.

  • Traffic controlled crosswalks

    The equipment installed on traffic lights can play aloud messages like “you may cross the Mir street”, or “please finish crossing”.
    Those messages are also dubbed by chirping sound in order to make crossing more easy.
    The volume of these messages change according to the time of the day, it can be muted at the night time.
    In this case a special message is relayed to the SmartGuide informing that the traffic light is muted with an option to temporarily turn the traffic light speaker back on in order for the user to cross the street.
    These devices can be either stand-alone or can be mounted into traffic lights themselves or countdown displays.

  • On bus stops

    On public transport stops a user with his SmartGuide can receive information about the name of the stop, types and numbers of public transport serving the stop,, their directions and if necessary their schedule. There’s also a ringer on the stop helping the user to quickly find the stop at his request.

  • On stationary and temporary objects

    A user with his SmartGuide can receive information about objects, from the equipment installed on them. He can also request orientation sound from the ringers installed on the equipment.
    It is important to know, that the ringers must be located right above the doors and entrances to buildings, subway stations, etc.
    In other cases they are installed as close to the object they inform about as possible.

    Inside buildings:
    The system helps a user to navigate inside buildings, for instance find reception desk, elevators, certain rooms, toilets, starewells, etc.

    Temporary objects:
    The system equipment can be installed on construction fences and similar objects.

  • Inside buildings

    The system helps a user to navigate inside buildings, for instance find reception desk, elevators, certain rooms, toilets, starewells, etc.

    In case up to 5 objects can be grouped, a special group transmiter with up to 4 ringers on other objects of the group can be installed. The transmiter sends to SmartGuides data about every object of the group, while the ringers can help easily find one of the objects.

  • In open air areas

    In open air areas between buildings or in parks or similar places stationary transmiters can be installed at several locations creating a path through areas of any complexity. User pages the transmiter, which then tells him/her the direction to the next one, then the user pages that transmiter, finds it, gets directions to the next one and so on.