The SkanTech Vehicle Communication Platform (VCP) provides a high capacity data exchange and management platform, which supports and integrates the many systems available in busses, and is the gateway to the PTA (Public Transport Authority) and the fleet operation center.
As multiple systems can connect to the platform, it allows the operator to add modules as they seem fit and the integration to the existing modules is done via the platform. Via the SkanTech report center the platform provides a full overview of the services and thereby optimizing the monitoring of the fleet.
The platform allows the operator to maintain a full situation awareness and status in real time of the fleet and helps the operator to improve performance and optimize the operation.
The SkanTech VCP is designed for use in new buses and for retrofit purposes in buses in operation, allowing integration with existing systems. A fleet normally consist of a mix of vehicles and onboard systems and the VCP platform can collect and present all the information and present them in a uniform way to maintain the full overview of a mixed fleet.
You do not have to shout aloud to get the right service! SkanTech services
are designed to cause limited interference and require a minimum of intervention to the fleet management
or operation. The service setup minimizes the need for special knowledge at
each depot since our remote diagnostics will provide a swift response with the
right knowledge. This leads to a quicker solution and thereby saves time and
Service System gives early indicators to prevent bigger issues to occur and urgent issues are reported directly to
the operation in real-time. Troubleshooting,
updates and configuration work is
done remotely while the vehicle
is in operation, which minimizes the operational interference. For more
complex issues SkanTech can provide both onsite and replacement services.
sense of security among passengers and drivers is essential in public
transport. A surveillance system is the first step to achieve that, and SkanTech’s
Surveillance System provides high quality and scalable surveillance solutions, that
can fit any vehicle.
surveillance is a key to ensure the safety of the driver and the passengers as
well as to protect against vandalism. Our broad variety of recorders enhances
the on-board surveillance and allows integrating multiple cameras, digital and
analogue, into one network. The monitoring is available in real time in the
vehicle as well as for remote viewing making immediate action possible. At the
same time, the data is stored for reviewing.
screen monitors installed in the driver’s area display the video material in
high quality making it easy for the driver to keep an eye on the passenger area.
- It is
possible for the operator to log on to the systems for live viewing or to
perform wireless downloading of the video data.
Recorder stores video data to enable the operator to view the data at a later
The system can
be either a stand-alone system or an integrated part of SkanTech’s Vehicle Communication
Platform (VCP), which is the generic platform that connects all
The SkanTech Station Announcement System
provides automatic route announcements to the passengers. All announcements are
recorded by a professional voice to make sure no one misses their stop.
In combination with
SkanTech’s Vehicle Communication Platform (VCP) the Station Announcement System
receives route information from the Public Transport Authority (PTA) based on
the current position of the bus and announces information about the next stop and
other relevant information to the passengers through the speaker system on
The Station Announcement
System can be combined with SkanTech’s Infotainment System, and provide
information to the bus internal signs/display and speakers. The driver’s
display will show next stop and other relevant information to the passengers
with audio and visual display.
SkanTech Passenger Internet makes internet access
easy and supports
a better travel experience. Passengers do not have to miss their favorite
Netflix series or the opportunity to work online when travelling on a bus, which
contributes to a better customer satisfaction.
The Passenger Internet is compliant with the internet
security standards but the system
can be set up with
no login or password for an
easy passenger access.
The Passenger Internet connects to the public internet and can
provide service for both passengers and drivers but as two separate
The Passenger Internet can be used in new installations or as a retrofit
solution in the existing fleet.
The SkanTech Infotainment System provides
real-time provision of
traffic information, commercials, tourist information etc. to the passengers in order to enhance the overall travel
system comprises intelligent displays, communication platform and operator interface to plan and edit commercials and passenger information with ease and efficiency.
system can manage
multiple displays in the vehicle. An example is a Dual display system where one display provides commercials/
news, and one display provides up to date traffic information based on the vehicle location.
This will allow the operator to provide relevant information so the passengers
feel well informed and the opportunity to have an extra revenue from
The SkanTech Infotainment
System integrates with the Vehicle Communication Platform (VCP), which is the generic
platform that connects all SkanTech services.
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colleague today? Fleetcom is SkanTech’s advanced communication platform which handles
all communication between the operation, fleet, passengers and drivers.
The operator can provide intelligent communication by dispatching messages based on routes, time, zones and locations which give the drivers and passengers the right information at the right time. As an example, the system can cascade the same message to all drivers on a given route if there is a diversion and thereby optimize the communication between the operation center and the fleet.
The operator can select if
the message should replay through the driver’s speaker, the passenger
announcement system or the external speakers outside the bus. This allows the
operator to help the driver give the right information to the passengers and
provide a better travel experience.
With the ECO Drive system both the driver and the operator
can monitor the actual energy consumption including coasting, breaking time and idle time and calculate
an accumulated energy consumption. The system
helps optimizing the bus operation, which saves
money on energy and gives an environmental
friendly running of the fleet with a more comfortable trip for the
SkanTech’s ECO Drive solution applies to all energy sources including electrical busses, and can compare the consumption across the various bus types. Being able to compare across platforms the operators and drivers can monitor the consumption in a fair and equal way and thereby enhance the optimization of the energy consumption.
The operator can recall all data for the fleet, a specific bus, a group of buses,
for a line or route, a shift or a specific
driver. This enables the operator
to monitor energy consumption per kilometer, per hour spent and distance
for each driver while
the bus is in and out of service. At the same time,
the operator can monitor information like total
mileage, running time and more,
which is useful in terms of obtaining a general status
of the fleet.
Combined with the VCP
(Vehicle Communication Platform) the ECO Drive system provides a valuable insight into the fleet
performance and operation.
flow of people is the key driver of public transport. Today, it is possible to survey
the numbers of passengers online, where they get on and off the vehicle and how
the total flow of passengers is in your fleet.
Counting System provides high accuracy passenger
counting in each vehicle from stop to stop as well as an overview
for the whole fleet. With this system,
it is for instance possible to help passengers find a
bus with available space and manage any sudden capacity issues.
In combination with SkanTech’s cloud based application, it is possible for the operator
to receive and monitor real time and historical data. This provides the means
for adjusting the passenger capacity to match the actual needs on specific
The solution integrates with the Vehicle
Communication Platform (VCP), which is the generic platform that connects all SkanTech
services. Among the many advantages with the system integration is the
possibility to identify potential fraud, because you can use information from
the ticket system to discover any discrepancy between counted passengers and
number of tickets.
Safety for the drivers and passengers is of the highest priority in the daily operation. The SkanTech Alarm system is designed to give the driver an immediate response from the operation center to provide the comfort of safety. All connected operator workstations will receive the alarm and the display will change to a live video feed from the driver’s camera along with information about the vehicle’s position. An indication at the driver’s side (driver display), shows if the alarm has been triggered, acknowledged and closed by an operator so the driver always knows the status of the alarm.