Featured Project: CIVIQ Smartscapes Outfits Inside NYC’s Newest Subway Line

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New York City-based CIVIQ Smartscapes, a builder of smart media infrastructure that’s used in digital out-of-home networks, transit systems and municipal Wi-Fi installations- among other applications- announces that it has installed its “WayPoint” interactive information station network in New York City’s newest subway line, the Second Avenue Subway.

CIVIQ’s WayPoints are installed in each of the Metropolitan Transit Authority‘s four new stations, using interactive touchscreen displays to provide real-time transit information and wayfinding solutions to daily subway riders. According to the company, with the touch of a finger subway riders can glean information such as countdown to a train’s arrival, visual directions based on real-time train status and maps of the neighborhood. The screens will also deliver context-relevant advertising.

The WayPoint solution is modeled after the company’s own successful “On The Go” travel stations. This latest delivery means the company has more than 200 installations throughout the MTA system.

The installations are part of a public-private partnership between CIVIQ Smartscapes, the LinkNYC Project, which is bringing “smart cities” services to New York, and the company managing LinkNYC, Intersection.

The new WayPoints units were designed by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger of Antenna Design, the same pair behind the On The Go and LinkNYC industrial designs, as well as numerous other elements of the NYC subway system.

This is the second wave of CIVIQ WayPoints deployed through the Second Avenue Subway, and more will come in the coming months, the company says.

Another element of the LinkNYC project, which CiVIQ is also involved in, is the city converting thousands of old payphones into high-speed, free public Wi-Fi hubs throughout the five boroughs.

SDG Staff

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