Berlin/Karlsruhe. “German Countineering” was the theme Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH chose for its display at the IT-TRANS in Karlsruhe, March 1-3, 2016. The fifth edition of the biennial international conference and tradeshow for IT solutions for public transportation gleamed with record attendance. Roughly 5,000 of the most creative minds in the industry gathered in Karlsruhe—an increase of 36 percent over 2014.

For more than 15 years, the name Hella Aglaia has been synonymous with the highest precision, best quality, excellent service, innovation resourcefulness and customized solutions. At company headquarters in Berlin, approximately 30 employees work in the field of passenger counting to create solutions fit for the future of public transportation. The mission of these staffers is clear: “We develop high-quality passenger-counting systems that guarantee maximum performance through the highest degree of accuracy and application flexibility.”

This mission was also conveyed by this year’s “German Countineering” convention theme. For most of the clients and interested attendees, this innovative engineering artistry made in Germany is a decisive factor in their long-term cooperation with the Berlin experts. As a partner dedicated to its public-transportation clients, the firm presented itself in an appropriate setting: a mock subway car provided the visitors with a realistic demonstration of the characteristics and potential applications of the firm’s automatic people-counting sensors, with APC-ECO-RS485 (for buses) as well as APC-R and APC-R-RS485 (for rail) on display.

Thanks to years of experience with the technology and its range of applications, the current generation of sensors set standards for accuracy and user-friendliness in automatic passenger tallying. Above all, the video-based count-comparison feature is of great value to clients and other interested parties alike, as it allows cost-free verification of sensor accuracy.

Another highlight was the announcement of the new Advanced People Sensing (APS) sensor to be launched in late summer. Additional functions of the new product series will make it a trailblazer in passenger-counting technology. Exactly what those functions are will be revealed over the course of the year. There were in-depth discussions on the topic with major clients and partners at the convention.

One week after the international conference and tradeshow for IT solutions for public transportation, the Berlin tech firm views the event as a success. “We are completely satisfied with the way this year’s IT-TRANS went. On the first day of the conference, we celebrated the closing of a big contract. Our sales team welcomed current major clients and partners as well as new contacts on each of the three days of the conference. Many interesting, promising follow-up projects and new projects were discussed in anticipation of the new APS that will be introduced in late summer,” said Matthias Nerling, director of the People Sensing division at Hella Aglaia GmbH.

The company’s participation in the sixth IT-TRANS in Karlsruhe, March 6-8, 2018, has already been planned.