SES America Messaging Technology Solutions
SES America, a leader in the ITS industry since 1986, is recognized as a pioneer for its design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of dynamic message signs (DMSs), lane control signs, blank-out signs and DMS retrofit kits.
Thanks to our team effort, SES America continues to exceed customer expectations by adhering to three core principles:
- Providing first-class customer service
- Providing quality products
- Providing continuous innovation
State-of-the art technology
SES America’s products include state-of-the art technology that is engineered to meet the highest industry standards, such as NEMA TS4, NEMA 3R and NTCIP. SES America is also known for its durability, longevity, reliability and ease of maintenance.
The company focuses exclusively on the ITS industry and is continually finding innovative solutions to help solve critical problems faced by state, county and city departments of transportation across North America. With over 25 years’ of experience in the ITS market, SES America is ready to help you complete your project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Retrofit and technology update for DMS
Since 2008, SES America has been retrofitting dozens of dynamic message signs, most of them from other manufacturers. With our extensive knowledge in dynamic message signs and our years of experience in retrofitting, SES America is your best choice to upgrade your aged DMSs.
SES America can retrofit any type of DMS with any technology, including fiber optic, flip disk and LED, from any manufacturer. Our unique solution uses the latest M6000 technology available and allows work to be performed at the site, in a minimum amount of time, with parts being tested and assembled in our premises in Rhode Island prior to shipping.
Solar-powered dynamic message sign
The M8000 is the first solar-powered DMS (non mobile / portable) in the world, proving that SES America is a continual innovator in the ITS industry. The M8000 is available with 8in, 12in or 18in character heights in a character, line or full matrix configuration using amber LEDs with a 30° viewing angle.
The M8000 is available with walk-in, canopy doors or rear access housing. The battery life is 18 years and the solar panel (specifically sized for each location of deployment) is rated for a 25-year lifespan. The M8000 can operate 24 hours a day, all year long with solar energy. The M8000 requires six times less energy to operate when compared to classic DMS solutions.
Full-color dynamic message signs
The M6000 and M7000 are global solutions for any ITS application, including highway, freeway, arterial and rural roads. Both are available with 12in or 18in character heights, while the M6000 is also available in 8in.
The M6000 is offered in a character, line or full matrix configuration using amber LEDs, while the M7000 in a full matrix configuration with a full-color solution, based on a full-matrix pitch of 33mm and 46mm with a 30° viewing angle. High-definition signs with a pitch of 20mm are available upon request. The M7000 is also capable of displaying MUTCD symbols.
Custom character sizes are also available; both come with front access, rear access, canopy door or walk-in housing. The M6000 exceeds many standards within NEMA TS4 and NTCIP. With the simplicity of its design and use of the newest technology available in the industry, the maintenance costs of both products are significantly reduced over the life of the sign.
Lane control signs / blank-out signs
SES America offers a wide array (standard and custom configuration) of lane control signs. The typical configuration comes with either a 12in or 18in character height and two to four symbols using red, green and yellow LEDs. SES America lane control signs come equipped with two access doors for easy accessibility to the sign components. SES America’s Lane control signs can be controlled via dry contacts, serial links or by a NTCIP controller.
SES America’s blank-out signs are custom built to each customer’s unique application.
Dynamic message sign control software
Messenger software includes all the features needed to control any NTCIP-compliant DMS. SESA Messenger v3 provides a simple solution to your NTCIP DMS operation and control needs. SESA Messenger v3 is a simple solution that is easy to learn and use, and is a full-featured package that is unmatched in the industry. The software operates under Windows 98, XP, 2000, NT and Windows 7.
SESA Messenger v3 can operate on a single PC or in a network environment with many PCs using a shared SQL database. The software is easy to install and the client can easily change the configuration using only the SESA Messenger v3 software. This allows the client to add, remove and configure new signs to the system with ease. Most of the sign configuration is completed by simply downloading the sign configuration from the sign into the software database.
Products and Services
The Two Main Functionalities of a DMS Controller Embedded Web Server
A web server is a technology that utilises an hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request to manipulate many processes via the world wide web or computer system. It is used in many industries and markets but not yet widely used in our intelligent transportation system world.
Newsletter Focusing on DMS Retrofit, Energy Efficiency and Toll Road Signs
SES America has published its monthly newsletter for June 2014, which includes the analysis of retrofitting dynamic messaging signs and the latest technological updates from the company.
As part of its multi-year contract with the City of Calgary in Canada, SES America recently delivered a massive 27.5ft-long Messenger 6000.Read more
SES America and partners successfully installed and commissioned several dynamic message signs on RT 24 between mile marker 10 and 27 in Massachusetts.Read more
As a member of the diverse and robust Transportation Industry, SES America makes it a priority to attend and support transportation-related events across the globe. Next week, we will be travelling to Richmond for the 23rd Annual ITSVA Conference & Exhibtion from 4-5 May.Read more
SES America is to attend the ITS Heartland 2017 Annual Meeting between 1 and 3 May.Read more
SES America (SESA), a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of digital, LED signage for the transportation industry is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of a multi-year statewide contract for Lane Control Signs in the US state of Kentucky.Read more
SES America is proud to announce that it is now ISO 9001: 2015 certified.Read more
SES America.(SESA), a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of digital, LED signage for the transportation industry has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for their Blank Out and Lane Control Signs. These models are now included in the MassDOT Qualified Traffic and Control Equipment List under Section 824: Flashing Beacons, Illuminated Warning Signs, and Lighted Barrier Arrows.Read more
Join us for a webinar on 15 or or 16 Fenruary to learn how DOT’s can bring their legacy DMS back from obsolescence with our full color retrofits.Read more
SESA Successfully Completes Phase II of Trailblazer Sign Project for Michigan DOT in Wayne-Oakland County
SES America (SESA), a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of dynamic LED signage is pleased to announce the installation and successful commissioning of seven trailblazer signs along the Remington area of I75 in Michigan, US.Read more
SES America (SESA) and its partners New England Traffic Solutions and New England Signal Systems recently completed testing and commissioning of solar-powered signs for several weigh stations in New Hampshire.Read more
SES America has been named among the 2016 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island.Read more
Travel time, a key performance measure in congestion management systems, is one of the few ITS concepts readily understood and communicated by everyone from your local news reporter to the daily commuters in the trenches.Read more
SES America has finished the manufacturing and installation of full-colour LED Dynamic Trailblazer Signs for the Michigan Department of Transportation, and is set to soon begin manufacturing of additional signs for the next phase of this on-going work.Read more
SES America (SESA) has completed the manufacturing of over 300 solar-powered embedded dynamic message signs to be installed as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's 'Go Time' project. Once completed, the project will provide the largest travel time network available in any state in the US, allowing motorists across the Commonwealth to instantly access travel time data on major corridors across the region.Read more
When designing intelligent transport systems (ITS) for conveying critical messages to drivers, transportation agencies must consider the requirements for each deployment, and make choices regarding more versatile, full-matrix dynamic message signs versus more affordable blank out signs with limited messaging.Read more
In October, SES and Alaska ITS, our certified dynamic message sign (DMS) installer, placed two Messenger 6000 signs close to the Cold Regions Testing Center at Ft. Greeley Alaska.Read more
The intelligent transportation industry is moving rapidly towards solar power as a reliable solution and, in some cases, integrated solar power is a necessary option both in urban and rural applications.Read more
SES America (SESA), a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of dynamic message signs (DMS), has developed an enhanced version of traditional LED blank out signs with a practical, smarter design for custom solutions.Read more
Traffic data collection and posting has been primarily a result of point A to point B systems utilising labour and cost intensive sensors or static, locational devices such as Bluetooth.Read more
In early 2014, Arizona Department of Transportation began examining options to best utilise funding for DMS signs scheduled for replacements.Read more
SES America is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of a cadre of dynamic message signs along Franklin D Roosevelt Drive in central New York City.Read more
SES America is pleased to announce the installation and successful commissioning of the first full color walk-in dynamic message sign (DMS) in the state of Rhode Island.Read more
In Pittsburgh on 1st June, SES America demonstrated new LED technologies and DMS options which were warmly received to a large crowd of decision makers, for their innovation, practicality, and efficiency.Read more
SES America, Inc. proudly announces the addition of its single line, full colour embedded DMS to the Florida Department of Transportation's TERL-approved product listing.Read more
SES America, a high-quality Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions manufacturer providing Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)and DMS retrofit packages, was recently named winner in the Overall Excellence for Manufacturers category of Providence Business News' second annual Manufacturing Awards Program.Read more
The last six months of 2014 brought new opportunities and improvements in retrofitting old or technically out-of-date DMS signs.Read more
On 9 January 2015, SES America celebrated with regional dignitaries and executives, SESA's newly acquired manufacturing facility with an official opening ceremony in Warwick, Rhode Island, US.Read more
A company that makes 'intelligent' electronic highway signs says that it is making a smart move by relocating its growing operations to Warwick, Rhode Island, US.Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) Real Traffic Time Monitoring initiative is aimed at relieving congestion on highly-trafficked areas of Cape Cod, MA, during the busy tourist seasons.Read more
SES America, a Rhode Island company is elated to announce SolarSign, a solar powered Dynamic Messaging Signs (DMS), as ITS Heartland New Product of the Year for 2014 at the recent National Rural Intelligent Transportation System conference in Branson, Missouri, US, on 25 August 2014.Read more
SES America arrives at World Congress fresh from the National Rural ITS conference, where its SolarSign was awarded New Product of the Year.Read more
SES America has published the latest edition of its company newsletter.Read more
SES America has successfully completed installation of 24 solar-powered M5000 SOLAR Task-Specific Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) at nine locations across Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US.Read more
SES America has announced the addition of its M5000 Task-Specific Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT)'s approved product list.Read more
SESA is proud to announce that we are well underway in making some important and exciting changes to our company, both internally and externally.Read more
SES America is proud to announce the introduction of a new series of Dynamic Message Signs called "messenger 5000". Messenger 5000 is a series of small size DMS specifically designed for Toll Indicators and Travel time.Read more
The SCU6 provides unique, modern and innovative features that no other controllers offer.Read more
Smart solution with multi LCS system, NTCIP compliant and up to six messages in a 12in or 18in display.Read more
Please visit SES America at ITS America at Booth: #426. SES America is a leader in the ITS industry and is recognised as a pioneer for the design, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of dynamic message signs, lane control signs, blank-out signs, and DMS retrofit kits.Read more
SES America is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Transportation has approved the use of SES America's Dynamic Message Sign Retrofit Solution and placed it on their Approved Product List (APL).Read more
SES America is proud to present M8000, America's first solar powered Full Size Dynamic Message Sign. This new generation of DMS takes advantage of the latest technologies in the DMS market to provide users with geographical flexible, highly reliable, high performance DMS.Read more
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