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Portsmouth City Council provides audio key fobs to visually impaired residents helping them travel around the city with real time bus information. The audio system is provided in 210 Real Time Bus Information units across Portsmouth. The system provides audio announcements on the following bus timetable information:
Switching On: On the upper face of the key fob you will find two buttons – one on the left and one on the right. To switch the key fob on – press both buttons at the same time. You’ll hear a double ‘bleep’ from the key fob and the blue LED light will flash twice.
Using: When in the vicinity of an audio enabled display, pressing the button on the left will deliver a location message. Pressing the button on the right hand side will announce real-time bus information.
Switching Off: The key fob is switched off by pressing both the left and right buttons at the same time. You’ll hear a single ‘bleep’ from the key fob and the LED light will flash once.
When the key fob is switched on (activated) and brought in close proximity (within 3 to 5 meters) of a bus stop that is fitted with an audio enabled Real Time Information screen (pictured above), this will automatically initiate a chime sound from the screen. This chime will be followed by a summary description of where the bus stop is located and which direction of travel the stop serves.
To preserved battery life, please ensure that the fob is switched off when not in use.