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VDOT Picks Daktronics for a Reliable Low-Cost Freeway Solution

According to recent estimates, more than 500,000 people commute to and from their jobs in Washington D.C. on any given workday – approximately 75% of the city's entire workforce. Much of this traffic affects the popular I-66 in Northern Virginia, which serves commuters as well as local non-rush-hour traffic. In early Spring 2011, VDOT installed ...

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Innovating DMS Cabinet Designs for Convenience and Safety

Since our first DMS rolled off the line in 1988, Daktronics has been designing DMS products for a wide swath of ITS applications. Over the years, our engineers have combined innovation with application – resulting in a robust lineup of Vangaurd® DMS which withstand harsh climatic environments and comply with all industry regulations. Today, our ...

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From the Highway to the Parking Space: DMS Technology Makes “Bigger” Better

The City of Minneapolis uses 42 full-color message displays to manage traffic in the downtown area. The displays were installed to mitigate game-day traffic and to enhance the overall downtown experience for visitors. To kindle their economies and refresh downtown areas, cities around the world are building and renovating venues to attract people and money ...

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Daktronics Debuts AF-6200 and AF-6300 Message Centers

Daktronics recently introduced two new message centers to the aviation, mass transit and parking markets. The AF-6200 and AF-6300 feature many enhancements and integration capabilities requested by architects, engineers, consultants and integrators in these industries. The AF-6200 and AF-6300 provide increased legibility and enhanced contrast with a special polycarbonate face and black-based LEDs. Tested and ...

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Meeting the Goals of FHWA’s Real-Time System Management Information Program

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released a new mandate which requires all state DOTs to provide real-time traffic and travel conditions on major highways. In addition, the mandate asks the DOTs to make this information available to the traveling public before Nov. 8, 2014. The FHWA included these terms in Section 1201 of the ...

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Solar Power in Transportation

Since even before I became a business economics major in college, I've always been intrigued by the economic benefits of natural, renewable energy. Especially with the recent political debate over the development of our nation's power grid and the need for alternative forms of energy has spurred renewed focus on the topic. To tell the ...

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Seattle DOT Provides Surface-Street Drive Times with Daktronics LED Technology

The Seattle DOT recently installed a progressive surface-street travel-time display system in the downtown area. Seattle is the first city to deploy such a system. In a nutshell, these five displays show travel times from a system which scans license plates and measures the time between scans. The Daktronics displays are installed at these five ...

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Innovative Seattle parking system informs and guides visitors

Seattle DOT recently launched an innovative parking system which features the latest in Daktronics LED display technology. The Center City Parking Project, known as e-Park, efficiently informs and guides visitors to available parking spaces in select facilities in the downtown area. This system is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, emissions and frustration in the downtown ...

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Daktronics Vanguard® Installed Along Hoover Dam Bypass

On October 16, the brand-new 2,000-foot Colorado River Bridge on the Hoover Dam Bypass will host a public open-house event called "Bridging America." The event will celebrate the completion of the Hoover Dam Bypass project which started in January 2005. If you're attending the event, make sure to check out the four Daktronics DMS — ...

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Vanguard v4 Control Software Release

Traffic agencies have used Vanguard v3 Central Control Software to manage both small and large NTCIP Vanguard Dynamic Message Signs for years. Vanguard v4 features two different suites aimed at providing the exact functionality different users at traffic agencies need. Read the full news release with an explanation to learn more. What else is new ...