The SNCF (French National Railway Company) was at the frontier of introducing an advanced automatic announcement system that was first to control the system via computer. For this special application, ATEÏS has developed an audio matrix called SAM 100 & 200. After successful integration at the pilot station of Lyon, it became must-have equipments for many others to follow.
Four years later, the demanding requirements of SNCF has improved the sound quality when their stations have brought ATEÏS to cooperate with a partner called SLVS (Lyon’s association for Video surveillance and PA system), run by Roland Labrosse. SLVS picked up a refurbishment of the PA-systems for the TGV and could use the specialism of ATEÏS, with its experience at the SNCF, to implement their SAM system.
Slowly but surely the company stepped away from the classical 100 Volt distributed sound solutions, creating a whole new standard in the PA/VA industry. Rail companies placed orders at ATEÏS and together with these demanding customers they further developed products for the life safety and voice evacuation market for upper- and underground stations.