Sounds Like Success: AV Hardware and Network Needs in the Transportation Industry

August 12, 2020

The technology solutions for the transportation industry are hyper-specialized. AV needs for public transit can differ from other markets. AtlasIED’s Chris Deatrick, Product Manager, and Justin Young, General Manager, lent their expertise in software engineering and industry focus to help unpack the needs, and provide solutions for various transportation sectors.

When the focus is on AV solutions for the public transit sector, there are a couple of key considerations.

“First and foremost, with this market,” Young said, “intelligibility of the provided audio is king. Everything starts with that. The technology requirements to meet that is a mix of audio reproduction of the speakers, the system design of the acoustical spaces, the ability to control where the audio routes to, and if it is synchronized audio [are all key] to maximize the intelligibility.”

The second thing is the system needs to be reliable.

“When you are dealing with emergency mass notification systems,” Young said, “you have to have a system installed that has credibility. The end customer has to believe the system is going to work.”

Due to the complex nature of some transportation settings (airport terminals and train stations), the AV networking solutions need to be adaptable and agile, allowing for specific communication control, messaging in various areas and unique job requirements.

Deatrick pointed out that, while a good 90-95% of the AV needs of, say, an airport terminal, are standard, it’s the 5-10% of custom work that can make the difference.

“This is an area where AtlasIED shines, logistically,” Deatrick said. “We have a good granularity of pieces and parts and components where we can put together and make a 100% solution for a customer.”

And AtlasIED’s custom team can help resolve special customer needs where a standard solution won’t work.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook –
LinkedIn –

Recent Episodes

Marine Corps
View episode

  Amid the chaos of the battlefield, the mastery of radio communication can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Marine Corps Veteran Jacob Dent provides a comprehensive look at the pivotal role of single-channel radios in ensuring operational success and safety for Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton and in global operations. The video delves […]

Architectural Specifications
View episode

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper, Inc., has announced the addition of an Architectural Specifications Manager for the south-central United States. Jay Linville joins Draper after more than 30 years of experience working with the architectural community—including major players in the commercial window shading industry. “Jay’s experience working with architects specifying solar control solutions for major commercial […]

supply chain visibility and efficiency
View episode

  While the logistics industry often gravitates toward cutting-edge technology, Wesley Boyce, an Assistant Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, brings to light the enduring significance of radio communication. In a world enthralled by digital innovation, he argues that the simplicity of radios could be their greatest […]