Luminator Technology Group & KeTech sign Strategic Partnership Agreement
Luminator Technology Group
Preston, England (Dec. 12, 2018) — Luminator Technology Group (Luminator) and KeTech Systems Limited (KeTech) are delighted to announce that they have entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement. The Agreement formalises the strong collaboration for industry-leading enhanced, real-time Passenger Information Systems and Connected Driver Advisory Systems (CDAS).
Luminator and KeTech recognize the rapid pace of development in the expectations of the DfT, Train Operators and Passengers regarding the on-train Passenger Information experience.
This collaboration combines Luminator’s proven reputation for supplying and integrating World-Class, state-of-the-art PIS systems with KeTech’s leading edge expertise in the delivery of content-rich and high-accuracy enhanced, real-time passenger information.
The result of this partnership is a flexible and modular solution that provides tailored, purpose-designed solutions for new train builds and upgrades to the full range of existing fleets.
One combined, fully integrated solution has already been deployed on the TransPennine Express Class 185 Siemens Desiro fleet. Work is also underway to supply a similar system for a fleet of Class 350s; this project also includes the collaboration’s launch of an industry first: Connected Driver Advisory System (CDAS). Further projects across a number of Train Operators and fleets are scheduled throughout 2019 and beyond.
KeTech CEO, Mike Tebbutt commented: “I am delighted to have formalised our relationship with LTG. We have been working together for the last two years developing our integrated offering and we have been inspired by the opportunity to work with a partner that shares our vision of the future of this fast-developing sector. We look forward to continuing to deliver joint innovation in the months and years ahead.”
Luminator's Managing Director, Roald Gréboval commented: “I am proud of our team, having worked diligently to design a unique, reliable and long-lasting platform integrating the Real Time Information solution of KeTech and the Passenger Information System of Luminator. We are one step ahead of competition and we are looking forward to extend further our collaboration.”
About Luminator Technology Group
Luminator Technology Group, is a leading manufacturer of passenger communication systems, video surveillance, and lighting solutions for global mass transportation applications. The company, founded in 1928, leverages its extensive engineering resources to develop solutions that increase intelligence, safety and efficiency for bus, rail and aerospace operations worldwide.
KeTech specializes in the provision of enhanced, real-time information, improving rail customer experience and ensuring that both passengers and operators are better informed throughout the end-to-end journey. It is the leading specialist in aggregating real-time data to create innovative solutions to enhance the rail journey. KeTech has 20 years of experience delivering proven systems to the UK Rail market for both on-train and wayside applications.