Variable Message Signs | Traffic Management Technology & Survey

By: Traffic Management Technology & Survey  05/12/2011
Keywords: energy efficiency, solar panels, battery

Variable Message Sign


  • Optional cellular modem
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts
  • Optical lenses and sunshades for increased visibility
  • Displays graphics and text simultaneously
  • Telescoping rotating tower
  • Solar powered charging system
  • New technology lowers maintenance costs and increases energy efficiency
  • Easily centers each line of text
  • Easy to replace interchangeable letter modules
  • Powder coated finish
  • Optional approach-only radar speed package
  • Locking control box and battery box

Matrix Lenses Visors

Matrix Control box

Battery Box

Matrix Control Box

Special Features

  • Characters enhanced with sunshades and lenses
  • Single keystroke messaging
  • Mini message sign with telescoping/rotating tower
  • NTCIP Communications Protocol

Common Standard Features

  • Standard computer control console
  • Easiest programming in industry, laminated manual on door
  • Password protected
  • IBM compatible 104 detachable key board reduces replacement costs
  • Low battery voltage warning frame before system disconnect
  • Console comes standard with internal clock and schedule programming
  • Three point locking device keeps out vandals
  • Standard battery and charging system
  • Operates from 12 volt DC power
  • Less weight – Our 6 volt batteries are 66 lbs per battery compared to a 130 lb. 8D battery, one person can swap batteries with less risk of lifting injury
  • Unit includes a battery charger with a forced air cooling fan that operates with the battery box lid closed and locked
  • Computer automatically shuts down solar panels when battery bank reaches a fully charged state
  • Our lockable, vented steel battery box is riveted and powder coated
  • Our unique system allows you to charge batteries with solar panels and our on-board charger at the same time

Technical Specifications

  • Standard Trailer Construction
  • Heavy duty MIG welded steel tubing construction
  • Heavy duty locking disk brake holds the message sign at any desired position.
  • Riveted aluminum message sign cabinet powder coated flat black, with cooling fans
  • Axle assembly with leaf springs: 2000 lb. Capacity
  • Tires: 15″
  • Four corner swiveling jacks
  • Powder coated
  • Telescoping/rotating tower, hand winch only
  • Mini Matrix Message Director™ Dimensions and Weights
  • Length with Hitch: 140″ (350cm)
  • Cabinet Size: 96″ (244cm) L X 55″ (140cm) H X 12″ (30.5cm) D
  • Trailer Frame Width: 76″ (193cm)
  • Operating Height: 141″ (358cm)
  • Traveling Height: 99″ (252cm)
  • Approximate Weight: 1580 lbs (717kg)
  • Removable drawbar
  • OPTIONAL: Outrigger Stance: 120″ (305cm) by 76″(193cm) L

Keywords: Axle Assembly, battery, Battery Box, energy efficiency, Maintenance Costs, Management Technology, Optical Lenses, Powder coated, solar panels, Solar Powered, traffic management, Variable Message Signs,

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