Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, SD, was awarded a multi-sign project by Miller Cable Company of Green Springs, Ohio, the contractor for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), to engineer, manufacture and provide walk-in Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) for use by the ODOT on the freeways around the Columbus area as part of an US$8 million ITS improvement.
The ODOT became a new customer for the Daktronics transportation market when it purchased 12 full-matrix Vanguard® walk-in signs. Installations of the DMS were completed in September of 2006 and are currently in operation.
The Vanguard DMS has the latest in Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, provides great reliability and allows easier access for service and maintenance inside the sign cabinet. The full-matrix capabilities of the sign allow the combination of graphics and text to effectively communicate important traffic information to motorists.
The signs are controlled by the Daktronics VFC-3000 sign controller, and communications are provided by Miller Cable Company. Basic traveler information and AMBER alerts will be displayed on the signs. Public safety messages such as ‘click it or ticket’ can also be shown.
Miller Cable Company originally specified eight front access and three walk-in type signs. After Daktronics discussed the benefits of implementing all walk-in signs for their traffic management system, Miller Cable Company chose to purchase the recommended displays instead of their original specifications.
“These signs meet our project specifications, and I appreciate their reliability,” said Jim Chamberlin, Jr., Vice President of Miller Cable Company.
Daktronics has proven to be a leader in engineering, manufacturing and providing DMS across the country; Ohio being one example. Daktronics has excellent reliability and service for any transportation agency in need of traveler information systems.
“The people at Daktronics are easy to work with and know the product well. They also offer great and timely support,” explained Chamberlin.