Portlaoise Portarlington Dublin Athy Nurney


Variable Message Signs Division (VMS)

Information when, where, and how you want it!

Variable Message Signs are a flexible and cost-effective method of transferring vital information to road users while increasing traffic safety. These units are ideal for road works, traffic calming, incident management or public events. We have multi coloured Unique digital message signs available to hire now.

Laois Hire Services is the leading specialist in Portable Changeable Message Signs, which allow their users’ efficient road traffic management and real-time information for the public. Dynamic, durable, high intensity LED display capable of displaying messages with legibility distance of up to 335 metres during night and day. Offering the widest angularity, interfaced with an optional radar to facilitate display of actual speeds in work zones and residential areas.

For more information, download our Variable Message Signs (VMS) brochure here: VMS Booklet

Applications include:
• Road Safety
• Traffic Calming
• Incident Management
• Public Events
• Advertising
Key Features
• Remote Operation
• Full Matrix: 50 pixels x 28 pixels
• Wide Angle Viewing
• Radar Speed Detector
• Solar Primary Power charging system with on board AC charger
• Environmentally Friendly
• Weather Tight Control Cabinet with backlit LCD handheld controller
• Hydraulic Sign Case Raise/Lower Capability with Full 360° Rotation
• Innovative Ultra bright, wide angle ITE amber Hi-Intensity LED Display
• Up to 3 line messages and graphics & animation
• Sign Display – Up to 6 Messages
• Between 8-11 characters per line
• 9 Font Sizes
• Superior message legibility during night and day
The Service We Offer
We can supply you with a netbook and training so that you can have full control of the signs with back up and support.
• We can supply a fleet of Variable Message Signs (VMS) which can be pre-programmed or changed remotely to meet your requirements with bespoke graphics or even the possibility of communicating in Gaeilge.
• Our Variable Message Signs (VMS) can display up to 6 messages, with between 8-11 characters per line on three lines. There are 9 font sizes and superior message legibility during day or night.
• All our Variable Message Signs (VMS) division team are fully trained and hold certification to the highest possible industrial standards.
• Our drivers will work with you to ensure all your traffic control needs are answered in a structured, safe and effective manner, whilst adhering to safety legislation.

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    Variable Message Signs Division (VMS) Specification

    Height (Raised) 3.5m
    Height (Storage) 2.34m
    Length 3.02m
    Character Heights267mm-760mm
    Display size 2.4m x 1.2m
    LED Operating Temp-22° - +165°F
    Electronics Temp. Rating-30° - +165°F
    Sign Display Height1.22m
    Control Console Display Backlit LCD
    Pre-Programmed Messages199
    User-defined Messages199
    Message Sequences250
    LED Brightness Levels9
    LED Display: Update speedVariable in .10sec increments
    Specifications are subject to change and are for guidance only.


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