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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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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 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 ...

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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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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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HOT lanes reduce traffic with the help of Daktronics DDMS signs

I love innovation – especially when it benefits the people on our nation's highways. In 2007, Washington State DOT (WSDOT) implemented high occupancy tolling (HOT) lanes on a notoriously-congested stretch of SR-167 near Seattle. Since then, the agency has noticed a significant increase in the average speed and volume for both the general purpose and ...

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Welcome!

We know finding reliable information about ITS products – especially LED message signs – can be a huge challenge. Sure, there are industry standards, but they’re implemented in so many different ways that navigating the options can be confusing. This blog is designed to answer basic questions, provide advanced specification guidance, and to help you ...