Dynamic Message Signs: Differences between Europe and North America

Posted by Valerie Jeandel on Apr 18, 2019 9:20:32 AM

In the early 80's, the first versions of Dynamic Message Signs (DMSused fiber optic technology which has since been improved and upgraded to incorporate LED technology. Today, the technological improvements have resulted in significant differences in the DMS market, some affecting the actual display of the message, the frequency of the message, and the quantity and placement of DMS units on a particular roadway or throughout a specific region. Some congested areas may have DMS installed in closer proximity to each other, displaying various messages, whereas more open and desolate areas may have a single DMS displaying a single, more general message.

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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000, Dynamic Message Signs

6 Reasons DMS  Remain Relevant in  a Connected Vehicle World

Posted by Phil Perut on Oct 24, 2018 10:15:37 AM

As I travel the US attending ITS conferences and other industry events, I am often asked a familiar series of questions: What is the future of the DMS industry? Do you think DMS will become obsolete very soon ? The answers to these very good questions are not that obvious. Most people argue that newer technology will eliminate the need for DMS but reality shows a different perspective......  

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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000, Dynamic Message Signs, Toll Indicators, Travel Time Signs

Benefits of Bundling ITS Equipment with Dynamic Message Signs

Posted by Phil Perut on Mar 9, 2018 4:29:44 PM

In most cases, contractors purchase Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) and ITS equipment from different suppliers and vendors for multiple reasons. However, we recently heard feedback from our customers who would prefer a 'bundled package' and essentially a ' one stop shop' to source all their DMS and other ITS equipment. Here are several benefits to this approach…… 

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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000

4 Easy Steps to Choose the Right Size of your DMS

Posted by Phil Perut on Nov 10, 2017 9:51:54 AM

We have created this additional reference to follow our last blog, defining the right size of dynamic message signs In most cases, DMS users already know what they want to display and what messages or graphics will be needed in order to do so. Today, most DMS are full matrix, making it very difficult to determine how many lines and characters a DMS is capable of displaying. This blog helps answer these questions and provides a 4 step procedure to help choose the right dimension of the display area, in addition to some tips like what fonts to use.

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Topics: DMS Messenger 6000, Dynamic Message Sign design