TWM Traffic Control Systems was identified as a recommended supplier and so Newcastle City Council reached out to request a quote for a new signage solution for car park advertising at three of their sites. TWM put forward a competitive proposal that successfully won the business.
The solution involved the Info 1000 Variable Message sign which has the ability to display two pages of text which can alternate between each other for three seconds. The sign has a black non-reflective 200mm border that surrounds a black background, which is ideal for such a heavy traffic space. Control of the sign is possible via an SMS text message sent by a registered trusted number.
This level of security avoids any unauthorised messages being displayed on the signs and also allows for remote updates of the sign when required, without the need to be on-site to update the messaging.
The signage is mains powered for guaranteed performance, has the functionality of displaying free text and also features an override switch installed in the base to switch between pre-set messages if required.
As we emerge from the pandemic and tourism begins to recover across the UK, we can expect car parks to experience the same volume of traffic witnessed before lockdown, and as such further upgrades are likely. Following the success of the initial installations, TWM hopes to work with Newcastle City Council again to further improve car park advertising across the city.