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Products at the NAPT trade show

Here are details on some of the new offerings from industry suppliers that were on view and announced during the two-day show in Memphis, Tenn. They include wheelchair lifts, a bus air-conditioning line and an integrated vehicle tracking and routing system.

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Conversion kit enables bus seats to have belts  
C.E. White Co.’s convertible seat kit can convert a standard C.E. White seat into a seat with integrated child inserts (two or three lap-shoulder belt options available), a seat with three-point lap-shoulder belts, or a seat with a special security harness.

Officials said the single-frame construction of the seat will not be compromised, it retains the 15-inch aisle, and no re-testing is required. In addition, the kit meets all FMVSS regulations for school bus seating, no cutting or re-upholstery is needed, and the original seat back assembly can be reused to convert the seat to its starting form.      
C.E. White Co.  

Integrated vehicle tracking, routing solution
Seon Design Inc. has agreed to integrate its vMax Live Plus real-time tracking system with U.S. Computing Inc.’s Compass routing software.

Officials said the integration will enable the two web-based applications to share vehicle positioning and routing data, which will provide school bus operators with greater insight to help streamline operations and improve efficiencies.

The planned integration will involve the sharing of vMax Live Plus AVL data, such as vehicle speed and GPS coordinates, with the Compass web-based routing application. Fleet operators will then have the ability to conduct comparative analysis of planned versus actual routes, leveraging both live vehicle data and routing information.
Seon Design  
U.S. Computing Inc.  

Device keeps oxygen cylinders secure
The GO2 by Sure-Lok is an adaptable oxygen holder designed to safely and quickly transport medical oxygen for personal use in school buses.

Officials said the GO2 prevents cylinders from tipping, falling or becoming a projectile during a sudden stop or maneuver, as it includes two anti-slip straps to hold the oxygen cylinder in place.

The GO2’s other features include a quick release that adjusts to easily secure oxygen cylinders from size M2 to E, and it is made of high-grade aluminum for durability and corrosion resistance. A visual locking indicator helps to ensure that the cylinder is locked in place, and it mounts easily to the existing L Track on the vehicle’s floor, according to the company. It can also be moved from one vehicle to another without the use of tools.  

Ricon launches new wheelchair lifts for school buses
Ricon Corp. unveiled a new line of wheelchair lifts for school buses.

Company officials said that the TITANIUM line of wheelchair lifts is engineered with high-strength steel alloy construction that enables true 1,000-pound capacity.

A new Dura-Touch control pendant features a shock- and water-resistant case.

The Ricon Safety Zone surrounds the passenger with safety features for optimal security during lift operation, according to Ricon officials.

“The TITANIUM combines service-proven, heavy-duty design and new features to deliver superior performance and value,” the company said in an announcement.
Ricon Corp.  

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