UK’s Largest Deployment Of Temporary VMS

MVIS And Bartco UK Deliver UK’s Largest Deployment Of Temporary VMS

Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS) and Bartco UK have delivered the largest deployment of portable variable message signs (VMS) on Highways England’s network to date.

The leader in the creation of temporary intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions worked in partnership with Europe’s only manufacturer of portable, solar powered, five colour matrix VMS, to create a journey time solution (JTS) for Bam Morgan Sindall Joint Venture (BMJV) and Costain, contracted by Highways England.

The JTS forms part of the new customer experience pilot project on the M1 corridor, which incorporates smart motorway roadworks at three sites between junctions 42 and 15. The solution went live in summer 2015.

Following a competitive trial in March, MVIS was selected to supply the solution, which comprises 157 A and C portable VMS, manufactured in the UK by Bartco UK, along with 50 Vysionics Vector Integrated ANPR cameras and MVIS’ Web Studio sign management system.

According to Morgan Sindall’s senior operations manager, Dave Todd, MVIS was selected to deliver the installation for a variety of reasons: “Due to its partnership with Bartco UK, MVIS was able to quickly supply the large quantity of VMS required, and the signs were brand new and to EU standard. Indeed all the products are, in our opinion, the best on the market.

“Both BMJV and Costain have considerable experience of working with MVIS, and have confidence in its ability to deliver a first class service. The company also offered the best value.”

Added Pat Musgrave, managing director of both MVIS and Bartco UK: “We are pleased to have been able to demonstrate our capacity to quickly deliver a solution on this scale; the UK manufacture of our VMS was crucial to our ability to meet the tight deadline.”

MVIS works in partnership with other leading ITS providers to create solutions to help the road network to operate efficiently. MVIS’ innovative, solar powered solutions incorporate monitoring and visual information equipment, all featuring leading-edge technology: VMS, ANPR and CCTV cameras and radar.

Bartco UK is the sales and manufacturing division of Bartco Traffic Equipment Pty, supplying its VMS and MVIS’ Solar IP multi-use trailer platforms. Its products are available for sale directly from Bartco UK and for rental via MVIS