Messagemaker launches two new portable temporary Traffic Sign solutions
Messagemaker Displays Ltd. has launched two new temporary traffic sign solutions – the Tower Unit and the Mini Unit – to expand its existing range of Mobile Variable Message Sign (VMS) Trailers.
Both are quick and easy to deploy, have a small footprint and are available with multiple screen-based display options for communicating roadside information.
The larger of the two products, the Tower Unit offers a robust yet portable solution for a variety of quick-deployment applications where space is limited. With a footprint of 1500mm x1500mm and a lightweight total mass of 280kg, multiple units can be easily transported and set up at one time. An eye-catching yellow design ensures it is visible in busy urban environments.
The unit is fitted and configured with a large, energy efficient and full colour VMS screen capable of displaying five lines of eight characters and conforming to the EN12966 standard for LED signage. Text can also be substituted for full screen traffic symbols to advise motorists of temporary hazards such as road works.
The Tower Unit also comes with full GPS Tracking and a 4G modem as standard to enable instant messaging updates in the event of power failure.
The Mini Unit offers a solution with an even smaller footprint, measuring just 1150mm x 560mm and is available with a range of signage options for multiple applications. Several Mini Units can be transported in a single vehicle and its size makes it ideal for smaller roadwork locations or for signage on private sites.
Two sizes of VMS can be mounted on the Mini Unit base – 640mm x 640mm or 640mm x 768mm – and include technologies for email or SMS alert, in the event of power failure or communication error, and an auto-dim facility to optimise power consumption.
Alternatively, Vehicle Activated Speed Signs (VAS) can be mounted on the Mini Unit including Speed Indicator, Speed Limit Reminder or Smiley Activated Signs. These options enable signs to respond to traffic conditions and behaviour, targeting motorists as required rather than being permanently illuminated.
The Mini Unit can also be configured with a camera, GPS Tracker, handheld controller or radar with data capture as optional extras.
Both the Tower Unit and Mini Unit can house a maximum of four leisure batteries and a solar panel is also available as an additional option.
Danny Adamson, Managing Director at Messagemaker Displays concluded: “The combination of portability, technological innovation and customisation make these units the ideal solution for a wide variety of temporary roadside applications, in both busy and small-scale environments.”