Category: ITS

City of Minneapolis Snow Warning

Minneapolis Reinforcing Snow Emergencies with Full-Color Vanguard® Displays

It’s no surprise that Minnesotans know how to deal with snow. On average, the North Star State gets to plow about 54 inches of it every year. So, when the City of Minneapolis declares a snow emergency, things get serious. To clear a path for the plows, about 80 tow trucks hit the streets and ...

D

DMS content strategy: How to shake up public perception with the right message at the right time

Whenever bad weather, construction projects or accidents interrupt the regular flow of traffic, dynamic message signs connect with motorists to increase awareness. Agencies rely on this technology for traffic mitigation and safety when they are needed most. But on a normal day — and to the chagrin of many skeptical taxpayers – these displays are ...

H

Happy National Transportation Week!

We at Daktronics Transportation take our business to heart. Every year, America's transportation systems encounter more demand, more volume and more challenges. Our products and services impact these universal systems in several ways, and we couldn't be more proud to work in this industry. May 14-20 is the 50th annual National Transportation Week, which commemorates ...

N

New Displays Sustain Safety and Minimize Maintenance on New Hampshire’s I-93

Adding two lanes to 20 miles of an interstate is a daunting task, but when it results in safety and mobility for millions of motorists, New Hampshire's project will be well worth the effort. Like the Granite State's rolling hills, the idea of free-flowing, stress-free traffic paints a beautiful picture for visitors and residents alike. ...

L

LED Displays guide traffic from Mexico at El Paso port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently updated the El Paso port of entry with new Daktronics LED displays that inform and guide traffic approaching the border from Mexico. The installed displays are networked with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag readers which scan the special RFID tags on the person's vehicle. RFID tags store the person's ...

G

Greetings from ITS World Congress

We're already halfway through what has been another great ITS World Congress here in Orlando, Fla. Hundreds of people have made a stop at the Daktronics booth. We're learning about their challenges and their ambitions with ITS technology and also sharing our solutions for their DMS needs. We'd like to extend a special thank you ...

J

Join us at ITS World Congress!

On Oct. 16, the world's leading transportation policy makers, technology and business professionals will gather in Orlando, Fla., for the world's largest transportation convention and trade show. This year's ITS World Congress (Oct. 16-20) will undoubtedly bring to light some exciting innovations from all corners of the ITS industry. Our team is looking forward to ...

C

Connect With Daktronics at the National Rural ITS Conference, August 28-31

On August 28, three of my coworkers and I will travel from Brookings, S.D. to beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for the National Rural ITS Conference. If you're flying into Spokane, Wash. (like us), you'll have the chance to see a few Daktronics DMS installations on your way into Coeur d'Alene. These Vanguard® VF-2000 amber displays ...

F

Full Color Messaging, Part 2: Future-proof your DMS system with NTCIP 1203 v02

Since the birth of the standard in 1998, Daktronics has held a voting seat on the Dynamic Message Sign Working Group of the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol. This group is responsible for NTCIP 1203 v02 – a document which ensures the compatibility and interoperability of DMS equipment from competing manufacturers. This team of ...

F

Full-Color Messaging, Part 1: MUTCD Graphics Set the Guideline for Message Comprehension

As the population of American motorists continues to grow and diversify, standard MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) graphics have never been more important. In multi-lingual communities such as Southern Texas or New Brunswick, DOTs and other transportation agencies are relying heavily on symbols or symbols in conjunction with text rather than text-only signage. ...