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AS 4852.2-2009

Standard: Variable message signs - Portable signs


Data Signs was the first manufacturer in the world to develop the 5-colour LED variable message signs!

How-To Videos

Find instructional videos for the use of the DataSign-VMS on our site here: videos

Variable Message Signs

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The Variable Message Signs manfuactured by Data Signs are trailer-mounted self-powered via solar panels, with inbuilt satellite GPS tracking. Built to Australian Standard 4852.22009, our VMS boards can be used for traffic management on road projects. These portable VMS boards are used extemsively as large size electronic advertising signs. For example, fire authorities can display Fire Danger Rating information on the DataSigns colour VMS signs. As in this example. Then, use the VMS Sign to advertise upcoming events at other times.

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
Features of the DataSign-VMS - click to enlarge
(For illustration purposes only.)

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.

Solar Signs

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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Programming Options

Communicate with your Variable Message Sign
Remotely using Mobile (3G) SIM card:
1. WebVMS™ from laptop/phone/tablet, NO ONGOING CHARGES!
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! NO ONGOING CHARGES.
. From any popular internet-connected phone/tablet/laptop, this web-based application allows you to:
* monitor your DataSign (check battery voltage, message running, LED light output, etc.)
* check position (via onboard GPS satellite tracker module)
* create and upload message for display with ease
* schedule message displays for different times
* setup the radar (if option fitted)
* and much more being added.

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 with Telstra. 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 (small fee applies), log into WebVMS™ and you're ready to go!

WebVMS™is for exclusive use with Data Signs' manufactured products only.

September 2012: Now with certified STREAMS support!
Available on DataSign-VMS running the RM.32B Sign Controller (a remote firmware upgrade may be required). For more information regarding STREAMS, click here.


Display Size: 1650W × 1050H

Display Size: 2400W × 1500H

Display Size: 2600W × 1600H
'Ad-panels' optional

Example: Towing configuration

Sign Status data received
via SMS from VMS

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