SESA Deploys Massive DMS to Canada

Posted by Phil Perut on May 8, 2017 12:30:04 PM

A  Wide Messenger 6000

As part of its multi-year contract with the City of Calgary in Canada, SES America recently delivered a massive 27.5 ft long Messenger 6000. This full matrix DMS installed on the Deerfoot Trail replaces an older obsolete DMS. It was successfully integrated with the city's NTCIP traffic managment software and is capable of displaying large font and graphics. SES America provided assistance and training during the sign installation and a continuous customer support since then.

This large DMS is equipped with 9 front access doors to guarantee ease of access and maintenance to all components. All components are rated to operate in very harsh environments and extreme temperatures. SESA also provided the controller cabinet with the latest version of the NTCIP SCU6 controller . Like most of SESA's projects, remote testing was conducted prior to delivery. SESA also provided remote access to the sign for the City to test and display messages while under testing at its facility in Warwick, Rhode Island. This integration was coordinated by SES America's customer service team.


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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000, Dynamic Message Signs, NTCIP

MassDOT gets new DMS for RT 24

Posted by Phil Perut on May 8, 2017 9:20:24 AM

New Messenger  6000 series

SES America and partner, successfully installed and commissioned several Dynamic Message Signs on RT 24 between mile marker 10, and 27 in Massachusetts. These signs will provide traffiinformation on this busy road between the Boston area and Southern Massachusetts. They are installed close by to other SESA signs used to display travel time information as part of the "Go Time" project .

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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000, Dynamic Message Signs, NTCIP

Double Warning Blank Out Signs Help Congestion in Phoenix School Zone

Posted by Mike McKay on Dec 28, 2016 11:26:05 PM

The  Traffic Deadlock Dilemma

Looking to address the traffic deadlock dilemma that plagues many urban American experiences, the City of Phoenix has deployed a double warning system in the drop zone of a local school. This area is prone to high volume vehicular congestion, especially during morning drop-off hours, with a left turn pocket at the school ground's entrance that clashes with a right turn lane from the other direction. These opposing lanes are often at odds, with drivers from both directions feverishly attempting to enter the drop zone area first. 

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Topics: Mobility, Blank Out Signs, Traffic Control

SESA Successfully Completes Phase II of Trailblazer Sign Project for Michigan DOT in Wayne-Oakland County

Posted by Brandon Tessier on Dec 8, 2016 12:01:00 PM

 SES America, a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of dynamic LED signage is pleased to announce the installation and successful commissioning of seven trailblazer signs along the Remington area of I75 in Michigan.

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Topics: Grid-Powered DMS, Traffic Control, Toll Indicators, DMS Messenger 5000

SESA Completes Testing and Integration of New Hampshire Solar Powered Weigh Station Signs

Posted by Brandon Tessier on Nov 3, 2016 11:07:00 AM

SES America(SESA) and its partners New England Traffic Solutions and New England Signal Systems recently completed testing and commissioning of Solar Powered Signs for several Weigh Stations in New Hampshire. These signs are installed on I-93 near Windham, NH and will be used to display the status of weigh stations (OPEN or CLOSED) on both the northbound and southbound directions of the highway.

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Topics: Mobility, Blank Out Signs, Solar Signs, Traffic Control, Weigh Station

Learn How TxDOT Saved $8+ Million Using DMS Retrofit Upgrades

Posted by Mike McKay on Jun 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Actual Cost Analysis from Texas DOT, 2009-2014

Beginning in 2009, South Texas Department of Transportation districts began retrofitting existing signs utilizing retrofit upgrade options either to replace older technology or to update troublesome signs. Through this time period, the tracking of average installed costs versus new installation costs was provided by contractors in 2014.

This comparison is based on each sign's capability of projecting 3 lines of 18 characters, 18 “high characters in amber color. The new DMS option does not reflect any feature upgrades to the signs each district may have added. The new DMS pricing is the minimum amount on the current purchasing contract at that time for four years. Both options were front access type signs. Excluded was the superstructure or support costs - given that retrofitting would use existing structures, the cost is not evaluated here. Contractors and the DOT estimates that new structures for overhead applications run $150,000-$200,000.

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Topics: Retrofit Upgrade

Walk-In Dynamic Message Signs Completed for Texas Toll Road Authority

Posted by Mike McKay on May 27, 2016 11:10:04 AM

HOUSTON, TX: Newly installed Energy Efficient Dynamic Message Signs. 

SES America (SESA) and contractor partner Traffic Control Devices, Inc. completed final commissioning of Walk-In Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) for the Harris County Toll Road Authority along Interstate 10 and US 225 to enhance travel time information and alternative routing advice. SESA manufactured a technically advanced, energy efficient LED display, the Messenger 6000, requiring no ventilation or cooling systems, dramatically lessening maintenance and labor costs. Conforming to existing HCTRA standards and requirements,

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Topics: Grid-Powered DMS, DMS Messenger 6000, Travel Time

SESA Deploys Dynamic Trailblazer Signs for Michigan Department of Transportation

Posted by Brandon Tessier on May 2, 2016 6:30:00 AM

SES America, Inc. recently completed the manufacturing and installation of full color LED Dynamic Trailblazer Signs for the Michigan Department of Transportation, and is set to soon begin manufacturing of additional signs for the next phase of this ongoing work.

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Topics: Traffic Control, Travel Time, DMS Messenger 5000

Massachusetts - Building the Largest Travel Time Network in the U.S.

Posted by Brandon Tessier on Apr 1, 2016 4:56:35 PM

SES America, Inc. (SESA) has completed the manufacturing of over three hundred (300) solar-powered embedded dynamic message signs to be installed as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s “Go Time” project. Once completed, the project will provide the largest travel time network available in any state in the U.S., allowing motorists across the Commonwealth to instantly access travel time data on major corridors across the region.

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Topics: Solar Signs, Travel Time, DMS SolarSign 5000

SESA Commissions First Full Color Walk-In DMS in Rhode Island

Posted by Brandon Tessier on Jun 1, 2015 9:59:00 AM

SES America, a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of dynamic LED signage, is pleased to announce the installation and successful commissioning of the first Full Color Walk-In Dynamic Message Sign in the state of Rhode Island.

The full color sign was provided and installed under contract with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) on the highway connector between I-95 and T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI.

“Providing this sign for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation allows us to continue to build and improve upon the work done when we installed the first DMS here almost fifteen years ago,” said SESA Eastern Regional Manager Brandon Tessier. “This latest installation will allow Rhode Island residents access to critical airport information in a way not seen before here in the Ocean State.”

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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000