Category: Transportation

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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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Union Station picks Daktronics for new information board

Hello from South Dakota! This is Randy Schilling, your Daktronics Mass Transit Market Manager. I wanted to share this recent project highlight with you. This was an exciting project for our team, and I want to personally thank all of the organizations involved for giving us the opportunity to provide our products for this amazing ...

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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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Q&A: LCD vs. LED Technology

In our conversations with aviation and mass transit representatives, we've seen some confusion about what type of display – LCD or LED – is best used for large scheduling boards. I'll try to clear it up by responding to some common questions about the differences between the two technologies. In short, LED displays have properties ...

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Taking Stress Out of the Subway Experience

Whether it's a tougher cabinet design, a sharper display face or a smarter integration feature, we're always looking to offer the best displays for our customers' needs. Although this innovation takes place at our offices here in South Dakota, it's driven by our customers across the country who are constantly finding new ways to apply ...

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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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Full-color displays help airlines reinforce brands and swap ticket counters

Showing drivers exactly where to stop, curbside displays increase safety and reduce congestion for airports across the country. These installations direct passengers to the nearest ticket counter and guide returning travelers to waiting shuttles, vans or taxis. Our newest display for curbside applications is the AF-3500 which is a full-color display available in 16 and ...

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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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Vancouver International Airport Flying High With Video Message Centers

Vancouver International Airport installed this PT-8i display above their customs counter. The display’s 8mm resolution provides highly-legible text, graphics and video in multiple windows. As the gateway to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) guided and impressed the visiting crowd by installing large, video-capable LED displays to provide flight information, advanced graphics and ...