Variable Message Signs
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The Variable Message Signs manfuactured by Data Signs are trailer-mounted self-powered via solar VMS with inbuilt satellite GPS tracking.
Built to Australian Standard 4852.2—2009, our VMS boards can be used for traffic management on road projects, or as large size advertising message signs.
Data Signs was the first manufacturer in the world to develop the
5-colour LED variable message signs!
Optionally fit a radar unit for radar speed readout and radar data logging capabilities.
Features of the DataSign-VMS - click to enlarge
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The DataSign-VMS are available in three sizes, as shown on the right.
The smallest is the DataSign-A, the middile size is the DataSign-B and the DataSign-C is the
largest model. Each size is available in 5-colour or amber-only (the 5-colour model has a '5' appended to the model number).
The DataSigns-A, B and C are all fitted with disc brakes, as standard.
The DataSign-VMS range are all solar powered signs.
The solar tilt/rotate system developed by Data Signs allows the operator to tilt and rotate the solar array to the optimal angle and heading to capture the most sunlight each day.
By rotating the bottom edge of the solar array to face due north and tilting the solar array slightly for summer and more for the winter season,
the amount of sunlight hitting the solar array each day increases and so keeps the battery bank fully charged.
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Communicate with your Variable Message Sign
Remotely using Mobile (3G) SIM card:
1. WebVMS™ from your favourite web browser (see below)
2. SMS from your Mobile phone
3. STREAMS - used by government Road Authorities
Locally at the Sign:
1. VMS COMPUTER, when fitted to Sign
2. PC connection using the Data Signs' VMS Designer software
Screen shot of WebVMS™
The use of WebVMS™ is included as part of your Data Signs purchase!
From any popular device with an internet connection, this web-based application allows you to:
* monitor your Datasigns (check battery voltage, message running, LED light output, etc.)
* check their position (via onboard GPS module)
* create and upload messages with ease
* schedule message displays for different times
* setup the radar (if fitted)
* and much more.
Unlike other suppliers, Data Signs do not charge for the use of WebVMS™; the only ongoing fee will be from your telco for the SIM card fitted to the Sign.
We recommend using $10-a-month plan. Data Signs can even organise the SIM card and fit on your behalf during final QA check in the factory
so that when you receive the VMS board all you do is turn it on, log into WebVMS™ and you're ready to go!
WebVMS™is for exclusive use with Data Signs' manufactured products only.
Data Sign - Head Only
The DataSign-VMS Head Only (Sign Board only) can be purchased for installation on the back of a truck or ute.
Various communication options are available to update the message displaying on the DataSign Head.
The optional VMS COMPUTER could be mounted inside the cab as shown below.
Powered from 12 Volt or through 24 - 12 Volt Inverter option, an amber or colour DataSign Head can be used.
Data Signs recommends mounting with two L-brakets. Detailed installation and usage instructions are provided.
For those companies who have been burnt by purchasing a ‘cheap’ imported VMS trailer sign...
If the chassis, axle and mast post are still functional, Data Signs can offer you a VMS Head replacement in
either Amber or 5-Colour as a solution to getting your Sign up and running.
This offer includes the Sign Controller with 3G/GPS module and ongoing access to WebVMS.
Please ring Sales on 1300 850 785 for more details.
September 2012: Now with certified STREAMS support!
Available on VMS running the RM.32 Sign Controller (a remote firmware upgrade may be required).
For more information regarding STREAMS, click here.