Axion Technologies

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Rue du Parc-de-l'Innovation 151

QC G0R 1Z0

La Pocatière

Postal address

Rue du Parc-de-l'Innovation 151

La Pocatière , QC G0R 1Z0

Canada

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Tel +1 418 856 1454

Fax +1 418 856 5978

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Company information

Solving our customers’ problems is what Axion does best.

Axion Technologies

As a technology leader, we recognize that the key to customer satisfaction and our long-term success is to anticipate customer needs, develop new technologies and innovative solutions, and maintain win-win business partnerships for the long run.

Our product development teams follow a systematic approach to developing new products. From the start, we collaborate with customers to better understand their technical challenges and business goals. Backed by extensive, practical research, we generate ideas for new solutions and services and develop the right engineering and business approach to get the job done. And while we are deeply committed to driving technological progress and setting industry standards, our eyes remain focused on our ultimate goal: customer and passenger satisfaction on the road or on rails.

Member of Luminator Technology Group.

Company information

Headquarters location Rue du Parc-de-l'Innovation 151
QC G0R 1Z0 La Pocatière
Canada
Office locations
Lokesvej 7-9
DK-3400 Hillerød
Denmark
Oderstrasse 47
24539 Neumünster
Germany
Chemin Industriel 1074
QC G7A 1B3 Saint-Nicolas
Canada
Some facts
Founded in
1982
Founded by
Company Size
200-500

Solutions

  • Mass Transit Passenger Information Systems

Product information

Rail products

Audio Communication Systems

Audio Communication Systems They’ll be glad to hear your voice.

Axion Technologies - Rail - Audio Communication Systems

Impress passengers with your communications skills. We provide the solutions you need to communicate with passengers on an entirely new level.

Our systems feature sophisticated digital or analog technology to ensure clear and audible message transmissions. With their modular designs, our audio communication systems are compatible with existing equipment and allow for extensions or improvements to be added easily at a later date. In addition, they simplify your network's common interface, reduce the number of required transmission lines, detect problems, and are easy to maintain.

Features include:

  • Passenger messages
  • Identification of attendants
  • Emergency announcements
  • Private communication between crew members
  • Passenger-initiated emergency communication with crew members
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Next stop digitized announcements
  • Positioning on route
  • Control units
  • Buttons for calling attendants
  • Loudspeakers

Display Systems

Electronic Sign Systems

Axion Technologies - Rail - Display Systems

Give your passengers a sign of things to come.

Axion manufactures its own electronic sign systems to ensure a perfect match with our audio architecture. TFT screens offer the best possible readability, along with total ease of maintenance. Our light-emitting diode systems (LED) let you display your messages using dot matrix characters and are best suited for exterior signs. Given their luminous quality, they provide a dynamic, multipurpose visual effects.

Our sign components serve different purposes:

  • Destination signs to inform people outside the vehicle of its itinerary
  • Interior signs, integrated with our audio communication system, indicate station names, service messages, and other information
  • Operator control panels allow attendants to view and select messages to be played
  • Messages above seats inform attendants of passenger departure and arrival points; interactive maps indicate stops along specific routes
  • Signs show when washrooms and telephones are in use
  • Our systems are available for shuttle, high-speed, inter-city, light rail, and monorail trains.

Video Surveillance Systems Security

Video Surveillance Systems Security on-board all the time.

Axion Technologies - Rail - Video Surveillance Systems Security 

This is the perfect companion to our passenger emergency communication system (included in our audio system). This system enables crew members to monitor activity both inside and outside the train.

Our video surveillance system can:

  • Record video information from different cameras (interior and/or exterior)
  • Perform video analytics to detect left behind objects, camera tampering, etc.
  • Allow for remote viewing of on-board video information
  • Enable detailed video analyses at video review stations
  • Our systems are available for shuttle, high-speed, inter-city, light rail, and monorail trains.

Entertainment Systems

Entertainment Systems What a ride! Delight customers with infotainment.

Axion Technologies - Rail - Entertainment Systems

Our digital systems offer passengers the option of selecting music, viewing a video from their seats, or sharing video screens. Interactive games are also available. The main attributes of our transmission technology are minimal wiring, clear signals, and easy upgrading or additions. With entirely integrated units combining audio communication and electronic signalling, our systems are equipped to meet all your passengers' information needs.

Entertainment components include:

  • Screens on 19" stands for DVD
  • CD players on 19" stands
  • Seat-back video screens for individual viewing
  • Fixed video screens for multi-passenger viewing
  • Passenger control units for making selections and adjusting volume
  • Passenger headsets

Bus products

Destination Signs

Thanks to LED technology, Axion is capable of meeting client demands for high performance and reliability.

Axion Technologies - Bus - Destination Signs

You’ll gain peace of mind with our solutions:

  • The great visibility of our signs amazes users
  • Maintenance costs are decreased and reliability is increased with the exceptional performance of LED technology
  • Road calls and labor costs are proportionally reduced

Furthermore, we can accommodate new sign sizes for specific customer requirements because of our modular design approach. Axion signs are robust, easy to use, and above all designed to meet the industry's demanding operating standards.

The system's main features are:

  • Large range of front/side/rear sign sizes (other positions also available)
  • Monochrome, and full-colour signs
  • Compliant with disability legislation in many parts of the world
  • Flexible DataTransit® route editing software
    • Insertion of graphics
    • 1-, 2-, or 3-line destination messages depending on the chosen model
    • Scrolling, flashing, reverse video effects
  • Excellent visibility under all light and weather conditions
  • 100 to 350 feet visibility, depending on the model
  • 120 to 160 degree angle of vision, depending on the model
  • Automatic intensity setting depending on ambient light conditions
  • Light, yet strong, extruded aluminium casings
  • Modular design and minimum wiring
    • Easy to use keypad control console with touch screen option
  • Open interface architecture and protocols
  • Ethernet, J1708, J1939, RS485, and RS232
  • Multiple database updating capabilities
    • Wired (Ethernet, RS232, RS485)
    • Wireless (Wi-Fi, Cellular)
    • Manual (USB)
  • Robust power supply designed to protect against spikes and surges
  • 12 or 24v Vdc supply available
  • Operating temperature range of -30°C to 65°C (-22°F to 149°F)

Automatic Audio/Text announcement System

Axion Technologies - Bus - Automatic Audio/Text Announcement System

Our systems feature sophisticated digital or analog technology to ensure clear and audible message transmissions. With its modular design, our audio and text communication system is compatible with our other on-board equipment and allows for extensions or improvements to be added easily at a later date. In addition, its open interface architecture and protocols makes it easy to interface with other existing equipment.

The system's main features are:

  • Interior LED displays
    • Single and/or double line LED display (double sided also available)
    • Monochrome, and full-colour signs
    • Wide viewing angle
    • Vandal-proof displays
  • Audio system
    • Text to speech in many languages
    • Input for driver microphone
    • Ability to prioritize announcements with other inputs
    • Automatic volume adjustment
  • Compliant with disability legislation in many parts of the world
    • GPS or manually triggered messages
    • Next stop audio/text announcements
    • Passenger messages announcements
    • Emergency announcements
  • Open interface architecture and protocols
    • Ethernet, J1708, J1939, RS485, and RS232
  • Multiple database updating capabilities
    • Wired (Ethernet, RS232, RS485)
    • Wireless (Wi-Fi, Cellular)
    • Manual (USB)
  • Robust power supply designed to protect against spikes and surges
    • 12 or 24v Vdc supply availableOperating temperature range of -30°C to 65°C (-22°F to 149°F)
    • Our systems are customizable for transit, shuttle, regional, long-distance, and charter buses as well as motorcoaches.

Infotainment Sytem

Axion Technologies - Bus - Infotainment System

Impress passengers with your communications skills. We provide the solutions you need to communicate with passengers on an entirely new level.

Our multimedia displays are based on bright high-resolution TFT panels, which bring a new standard in display quality and functionality to on-board passenger information. They also offer significant potential for generating revenue through advertising.

The system's main features are:

  • Supports textual, graphical route maps and multimedia information
  • Can be stand-alone or part of the Automatic Announcement System
  • Easily displays material generated using off-the-shelf media creation packages
  • GPS or manually triggered messages
  • Multiple database update capabilities
    • Wired (Ethernet, RS232, RS485)
    • Wireless (Wi-Fi, Cellular)
    • Manual (USB)
  • Robust power supply designed to protect against spikes and surges
  • 12 or 24v Vdc supply available
  • Operating temperature range of -25°C to 40°C (-13°F to 104°F)

CCTV System

Axion Technologies - Bus - CCTV System

Our CCTV products are setting a new benchmark in permanent recording technology. They stand out due to their high-quality industrial-standard components, outstanding reliability, long life expectancy, low maintenance costs, high degree of flexibility, and an unsurpassed level of security. As a result of these outstanding features, our products will lower your operational costs and extend the lifetime of your investment.

The system's main features are:

  • Fully features “X-View” fleet management software
  • Mpeg4 programmable data compression
  • Critical event detect & record
  • Object left behind detection (optional)
  • Face recognition (optional)
  • Passenger counting (optional)
  • Analog or digital camera (optional)
  • Standard video output (optional memory size & LCD screen)
  • Data transfer
  • SD card

Other options also available.

Bus components

Let your passengers know what they need, when they need it.

Axion Technologies - Bus - Bus Components

Axion is the first manufacturer in the world to have developed, manufactured, and put on the market Light Emitting Diode (LED) electronic destination signs for mass transit. This avant-garde technology was developed in Quebec in 1994 and installed on mass transit buses of many large-scale Canadian cities.

Components of a typical destination sign system are normally found at the front, rear, and side of transit buses and display the vehicle's route in a neat and clear fashion. Moreover, the multiple-functionality of this technology offers a performance and reliability yet to be equalled on the market—all while contributing to minimizing the operating and maintenance costs of a mass transit fleets.

Bus components include:

  • Exterior facing sings for the front/side/rear/dash
  • Inside signs indicating next stops and other information to passengers
  • Operator control panel enabling the driver to view, modify, and select message

Complementary subsystems available:

  • Digitized public address systems
  • Soundtracks that correspond to sign message
  • On route positioning
  • Automatic message selection (depending on bus location)
  • 911 emergency calling
  • Driver-operated outside emergency signal
  • WIFI database downloading

Our systems are available for shuttle, regional, long-distance, and charter buses as well as motorcoaches.

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