Vehicle announcements (AVA)

Close the communication loop with audio and visual messaging.

Communication Loop

Take your on-vehicle messaging to the next level with SPOT’s onboard announcement package.

Designed for 21st-century transit, this powerful, next-generation solution integrates with all your audio and visual equipment to provide bumper-to-bumper alerts to passengers. Complete with GPS-triggered controls, custom playlist creation, and multi-sensory engagement, this messaging solution delivers ADA compliance and an unparalleled amount of control to define and enhance your rider’s transit experience.

While text-to-speech may be a common solution, ETA advocates for the advantages of professionally-recorded audio in announcements. We believe that the experience of infusing regional dialects and multilingual capabilities enhances the passenger experience beyond anything a computer is capable of synthesizing. We’re so convinced that you’ll see the difference, that our onboard announcements include professional voice talent for the life of your contract and you get to choose the artist!

Custom recordings are often turned around in as little as one business day, negating the most common concern for professional audio announcements.


Lifetime professionally recorded audio

Enhance your announcements with crystal clear professional, voice talent—multilingual and dialect support included.

Optional text-to-speech

For on-the-fly messaging, choose to include the latest text-to-speech technology for ‘type and say’ simplicity.

Simple online management

Manage all your announcements and triggers from a single, online interface.

Multimedia support

Onboard announcements support audio, static image, and video messaging.

Driver-initiated ad-hoc announcements

Drivers can convey pre-recorded messages with a single touch through our MDT-based announcements module.

Internal & external announcement support

Play announcements outside the vehicle and at stops with proximity triggered messages.

Ambient noise-sensing speakers

Speaker volume automatically adjusts based on the noise level within the vehicle to ensure that messages can be heard.

Remote headsign configuration

LED headsigns are automatically updated on change of route or service without the need for manual intervention.

Close the communication loop

Engage riders inside and outside the vehicle

SPOT™ onboard announcements can be configured to support both internal and external messages and trigger station-based alerts as the vehicle approaches the stop. Our system supports both audio and visual communications to ensure that all riders are presented with up-to-date and relevant information.

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