Variable Message Signs (VMS)

The Variable Message Signs (VMS) manufactured by Data Signs are Trailer Mounted, Solar Powered Message Boards. For continuous operation, the energy is stored to maintenance-free Batteries. These Data Signs message boards include local and remote programmable options and have inbuilt satellite GPS tracking. Built to Australian Standards 4852.2:2009 and Australian Design Rules for Trailer Manufacturing, our VMS Boards can be used for traffic management on road projects, as a general message boards, or as a large size dynamic electronic advertising sign. All DataSign VMS models are available in single-colour Amber or 5-Colour LED configuration.

Did you know Data Signs was the first LED message sign manufacturer in the world to develop the 5-colour LED variable message sign?

For example, fire authorities can display Fire Danger Rating information on the 5-Colour VMS model. All models can be used to advertise upcoming events, traffic control management, and can multi-task functionality when installed with the Houston speed radar, displaying vehicle approach speeds and speed specific messages. Click here for more information.

DataSign-VMS-featuresFeatures of the DataSign-VMS (For illustration purposes only).

The DataSign-VMS boards are available in four models/sizes, as shown on the left. The smallest is the DataSign-S typically used as a Radar Sign or SATS (Speed Advisory Radar Sign) and for small footprint locations. Then there is the DataSign-A, followed by the DataSign-B. The DataSign-C as our largest model. All of these models are available as single-colour Amber, with the DataSign-A5, DataSign-B5 and DataSign-C5 all available as 5-Colour.

Solar Powered Signs

The DataSign-VMS message boards range are all solar powered signs. The solar tilt/rotate system developed by Data Signs, allows the operator to tilt and rotate the solar array to the optimal angle and heading to capture the most sunlight each day. By rotating the bottom edge of the solar array to face due north and tilting the solar array slightly for summer and more for the winter season, the amount of sunlight hitting the solar array each day increases and helps keep the batteries charged (subject to environmental conditions).


Programming Options

Our current range of DataSign-VMS can communicate remotely using the 3G/4G Mobile Network or locally with the VMS COMPUTER.

Remote Options:

  1. WebVMS2™ from PC/laptop/phone/tablet, NO ONGOING CHARGES for use!
  2.  AppVMS™ /  AppVMS™ a fully featured Apple or Android App for Phone or Tablet.
  3. SMS from your Mobile phone.
  4. STREAMS: Click here to visit our STREAMS Compliance page.

Screenshot of WebVMS2™

From any popular internet-connected PC / Laptop or Phone, this web-based application allows you to:

  • Monitor your DataSign (check battery voltage, message running, LED light output, etc…).
  • Check position (via fitted GPS satellite tracker module).
  • Create and upload message for display with ease.
  • Schedule message displays for different times.
  • Setup the radar (if option fitted) … and much more being added.

WebVMS2™ is for exclusive use with Data Signs’ manufactured products only.

Unlike other suppliers, Data Signs do not charge for the use of WebVMS2™; the only ongoing fee will be from your telco for the SIM card fitted to the Sign. We recommend using $10-a-month plan with Telstra. Data Signs can even organise the SIM card and fit on your behalf during final QA check in the factory so that when you receive the VMS board all you do is turn it on, log into WebVMS2™ and you’re ready to go (small once-off fee applies)! Click here for SIM card setup instructions. Click here for SIM card setup instructions.

Local Programming Option

  1. VMS COMPUTER – Optional, to fit to Data Sign VMS.

vms-computerRemovable or fitted on-board keyboard tablet, for programming messages direct to VMS.

  1. Easy to program
  2. Predefined messages and images
  3. Program current single-colour AMBER or 5-Colour VMS
  4. Local radar setup when fitted to sign
  5. Backlit large LCD screen
  6. Self-powered when connected
  7. Rugged in design
  8. Upgradable firmware (not remotely)
  9. Dedicated device, not a PC or Tablet, can only be use for our DataSigns-VMS products; no incentive to steal.
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