HELEN is a user friendly Windows-based PC programme which allows the creation of message databases for display on Hanover’s Destination Displays. Message databases will typically include the route numbers and route destinations covered by a bus operator. Additional messages such as stop (or “via”) points, advertising, promotional and information messages can also be programmed.


HELEN is available in multiple languages, and allows the creation of different presentation styles including double line, multiple pages and scrolling messages. It features cut, copy and paste functions to allow the efficient creation of a message database and a full preview facility to allow the user to see how each sign in their system will display the messages.

Hanover’s latest sign controllers (the EG3 and DG3) use a USB port to upload a message database or new software.

Most commonly available types of USB device can be used and the data transfer starts automatically once the device is connected to the USB port located on the controller front panel.