Assets must be managed, monitored and maintained to ensure optimal functionality and maximum lifecycle – traffic management equipment such as portable VMS boards are no exception. Failure to properly service and maintain these assets could mean non-compliant equipment and even lead to critical failure causing chaos on the roads. Traffic management equipment is a crucial link in undertaking any road or road side works or performing incident management.
Intelligent Transport Systems take a smarter approach to transport and traffic management, creating more effective management of the road network system. When there is traffic congestion due to roadworks, incident response or other hazards, providing real-time travel time information to road users can help them make an informed decision, reduce road congestion, and direct high-volume traffic away from worksites. [...]
Since 2011, the RM Series Controller has provided Data Signs customers with a stable and reliable platform for managing sign technology in an innovative way. To take the controller to the next level, Data Signs is announcing a new, revolutionised controller which was released on the 1st of October this year (2018). RM Series Controllers have helped traffic management equipment users remotely manage their needs and the needs of their customers for many years.
Variable Speed Limit Signs (VSLS), also referred to as Electronic Speed Limit Signs (ESLS), are on the rise in SA, NSW, and QLD no longer allows traffic controllers to operate in traffic of over 1000 vehicles per day and a speed limit of 80 km/h or greater without portable traffic control devices. With the safety of road-users and site workers alike at the forefront of traffic management – it’s time for the rest of Australia to catch up. [...]
Variable Message Signs (VMS) allow for the communication of messages to road users and are an effective traffic management tool used at work sites and for incident response. The critical nature of VMS to directly influence safety and traffic conditions means they should be 100 per cent compliant with Australian standards to ensure reliability, performance and avoid potentially life threatening safety risks. [...]
Traffic management equipment, such as Arrow boards, PTL’s and VMS boards, need to be left unattended for long periods of time and still continue to run efficiently. Whether in remote regions or high-traffic areas, work sites can’t afford to have poorly operating, unreliable boards creating chaos on roads. If your equipment running time is not reaching its maximum, it could indicate non-compliance with Australian standards or the issue may be a user error. [...]
Mooven have partnered up with Data Signs to provide road user with up-to-date traffic information using Data Sign's Variable Message Signs. Delivering positive experiences for road users is critical in maintaining a social licence to operate and can provide direct productivity benefits by lower traffic volumes around a project. [...]