OSG acquires longtime Spanish partner, Vental

Daniel Cohen, CEO of OSG, a world leader in smart glazing solutions, is proud to announce the company’s acquisition of Manufacturas Vental S.A. (www.vental.es), Spanish designers and manufacturers of windows and other advanced aluminum systems for railway, automotive and marine applications, headed by CEO CarlosMaiso.  Longtime partners, OSG and Vental mutually benefit from the acquisition and are excited to embark upon future developments together: OSG will now be able to expand its reach and services into the European market, while Vental, still under the same management, will be able to offer their customers complete glazing solutions and enjoy faster, more seamless and uninterrupted product manufacturing processes. Vental customers can expect the same great products and services, elevated by OSG’s cutting-edge experience and expertise.

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OSG introduces onboard ScreeneX embedded glass screens

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/technology/single-view/view/osg-introduces-onboard-screenex-embedded-glass-screens.html

USA: Currently being trialled on light rail vehicles in New Jersey and suburban trains Germany, ScreeneX embedded glass screen technology was launched in the North American market by supplier Oran Safety Glass at the APTA trade show in Atlanta.

ScreeneX has already been deployed in numerous station and outdoor applications, but Israeli firm OSG sees significant potential for onboard use in the rail sector, particularly for provision of real-time information. The embedded screens would use all of the existing elements of a window or internal screen, and can be powered from the vehicle’s existing auxiliary supply.

One application being trialled is the use of screens by doorways to highlight the train’s destinations and stopping patterns. ‘This could really help to reduce dwell time in suburban and metro operations, giving people immediately visible information, whether from inside the saloon or from the platform’, says Chris Grilliot, Vice-President of Sales, Rail & Transit. ‘Advertising and entertainment services could also be added, meaning the window delivers a return on investment.’