This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 ("MAR").
2 September 2019
21st Century Technology plc
("21st Century" or "the Group")
Contract award: passenger information systems framework agreement
with East Sussex County Council
21st Century Technology plc (AIM: C21), the specialist provider of integrated IoT systems and software to the passenger transport markets, is pleased to announce the award of contract for East Sussex County Council ("ESCC") in a new framework agreement (the "Agreement"). The Agreement, for the supply, installation and support of real-time passenger information technology and content management software, is initially valued at approximately £0.5m, and work is due to commence in September 2019.
ESCC is working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, West Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council (the "Named Authorities") to introduce a Content Management System ("CMS"). Together, they have chosen 21st Century's new Electronic Passenger Information ("EPI")' software platform, to provide the foundations for their upgrade programme, which will also see 21st Century extend and refresh the passenger information display capabilities throughout the wider region.
The 3-year framework agreement, with a customer option of a further 12-months extension through to July 2023, enables any of the Named Authorities to call-off additional displays, software and services, which may extend the duration and increase the overall value of the agreement.
Russ Singleton, Chief Executive of 21st Century, said: "We are delighted to be working with East Sussex County Council to enhance the capabilities of their passenger information infrastructure throughout the wider region. This award also demonstrates our joint commitments to increasing sustainability through upcycling a number of existing displays from within their legacy estate. Our latest high-performance displays technologies and powerful content management software are all backed-up by our dedicated maintenance teams and on-line support systems."
A digital copy of this announcement will be available on the Groups website: www.21stplc.com
21st Century Technology plc
Russ Singleton/Nick Lowe
Tel: 0844 871 7990
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Scott Mathieson/Teddy Whiley
Tel: 0207 220 0500
Tel: 07785 922 354
Notes to editors:
'Connected Systems for Connected Journeys'
21st Century Technology is the specialist provider of integrated systems and software to the transport community, solving complex operational requirements 'on-board' vehicles and the associated 'in-street' information delivery infrastructure. Comprising a Fleet Systems division and a Passenger Systems division, 21st Century's innovative IoT solutions are 'connecting systems for connected journeys'.
Fleet Systems solutions include CCTV video surveillance to improve passenger & driver safety, vehicle & driver performance monitoring, real-time on-board IT subsystems management and automatic passenger counting.
Passenger Systems solutions include design, manufacture, installation and management of all the hardware and software for electronic passenger information systems, smart-ticketing and wayfinding.
With over 20 years' experience in the passenger transport industry, 21st Century specialises in creating innovative, cost-effective technology-led solutions to safely enhance the passenger travel experience whilst delivering real operational benefits to vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, transport networks and local authorities.
Further information on the company is available on www.21stplc.com or search for 21st Century Technology on LinkedIn and @21stCenturyLtd on Twitter.
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