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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Daktronics Technology Welcomes Passengers to Expanding Inter-City Mass Transit Network

When Rockford Mass Transit District opens its new East Side Transfer Center on Oct. 24, it will be the first Illinois project to be completed with the aid of funding from the federal Transportation Stimulus. RMTD worked diligently with local contractors to design a unique, community-conscious facility strategically located on the east side of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...