Importance of Variable Message Signs (VMS)

Variable Message Signs (VMS) are portable signboards, mainly showing any important message with coloured LED lights. The settings of the LED lights are customisable to display any message as needed. The traditional signs used to show a single message, which couldn’t be customised and was not movable. All of these limitations have been overcome with the introduction and implementation of VMS.

Weather can go awry at any given time, though there are forecasts of probable weather, the likelihood of weather gone wrong can’t be ignored. The same type uncertainty is applicable for roads and traffic situations, perhaps more so. In a highway or even in the roads of a smaller city, there can be an accident, a delay caused by an unforeseen incident, any for any other reason it’s better to keep the vehicle drivers updated. The LED lights of VMS are handy in displaying updated message to drivers so that it becomes easier for them to take a decision or at least to stay informed.

In this information age, fast transmission of important information has become an everyday norm. VMS boards have several benefits including –

  • Bright display
  • Portability
  • Customisable
  • More fitting locations
  • Solar powered with battery back up
  • Durable
  • Visible in rain

As a result of these benefits, drivers are able to save time by changing their route after seeing an information update from the roadside.

Solar powered VMS boards are environmentally friendly. The best part is, it can be taken to anywhere else if needed and placed accordingly. For controlling traffic and speed limit measurement as well as displaying permitted speed limits, the VMS is very effective.