First publishedin ITS International
Swarco’s new Smart City Messenger is a mobile variable message sign capable of displaying 4 x 15 characters of TSRGD/TR2516B-compliant text and comes with built-in UTMC connectivity and can also be controlled from a Swarco back office system.
Designed for temporary traffic management, the new signs incorporate the company’s patented colour-mixing LED technology which is said to offer high contrast and wide viewing angle as well as low power consumption. The full colour capability enables the complete range of graphical traffic signs to be displayed.
The sign, mounted on a DVLA certified trailer, has been type approved by Highways England and has three power options: battery only (with seven days between recharging), battery power with solar recharging, and solar powered with a fuel cell backup for full and autonomy and 365 days of operation.