SRL's Mobile Variable Message Signs (VMS) are an easy-to-move and flexible way to communicate messages, guidance, alerts and warnings on highways and roads to highlight temporary roadworks, changes in traffic flow or provide directions. Similarly, they can also be used for events, at airports and seaports or around contruction sites for people and traffic management to deliver key messages, inform the public or to display branding.
Our large fleet of VMS combine the latest communication technology with the highest manufacturing standards for outstanding operational reliability.
Featuring the highest resolution available in the UK and ROI, as well as matrix display, individual lenses and full colour LED technology, you can rely on our VMS to communicate clearly and instantly.
Additionally, using innovative radar technology, SRL VMS can display messaging such as 'SLOW DOWN' to warn users about their speed.
SRL’s VMS are used on roads, at busy commercial hubs, on construction sites and at events up and down the UK. Helping to:
- Improve safety
- Reduce maintenance costs and time
- Enhance efficiency
- Direct people & traffic
- Provide cruicial information
- Advertise and display branding
Supporting Your VMS Operation
As a standard part of our service, our dedicated VMS team will give continuous and on-going technical and business support when hiring SRL VMS. This includes support covering planning, placement and location mapping as well as supporting with optimal deployment weather and messaging design guidance. We also provide sample screenshots of displays, alongside accurate google locations (Including street view) and guidance around using the correct VMS product that meets legislation criteria.
We can also provide a full-training program with our VMS experts to train you or your staff how to set-up VMS units correctly, how to manuovere VMS units safetly and how to control the display messages using our easy-to-use sign management system, Zepher.
Furthermore, training on high-speed deployment is also available with accreditation
Alternatively, for a large scale event or operation, you can hire our VMS with a support team on-site to help alleviate control room stress and allow you to focus on other tasks.
Our technical experts are always striving for optimisation, innovation, sustainability and efficiency to ensure our variable messaging signs are up-to-date with the latest technological advancements.
Our VMS fleet is supported by our strategically placed nationwide depot network comprising of over 30 depots available around the 24/7, 365 days a year with typical 'out-of-hours' deployment available. Our internal lorries can also support large scale operations moving a large quantity of units from one location to another.
WHERE CAN I USE VMS?
Seaports & Airports
Our VMS are used when supporting traffic management across major road improvement schemes, school zones, road safety campaigns, urban street works and anywhere in which speed enforcement or visual messaging in required.
- Same technology as permanent signs - Includes: live speed detection and display, live journey time functionality and feedback messages.
- Easy to manage - Using Zephyr – SWARCO’s hosted sign management system – or directly from UTMC platforms (local authorities and National Highways).
Our VMS are used to communicate time-critical information (e.g. health and safety messages, parking occupancy levels and schedule changes) as well as assisting in crowd and traffic management, to ensure events run as safely and successfully as possible.
Full colour display - Ideal for branding, custom graphic displays and parking guidence.
Easy to use and update - Use the SWARCO‘s Zephyr management system to change the message at a touch of a button.
Seaports & Airports
SRL's VMS are used by port managers to provide efficient throughput of goods and vehicles through their sites, depots, ports. Furthermore, our VMS are used to communicate important public health messages and real-time local traffic information to port users for their journey onwards.
- Clear communication, wherever it’s needed – Whether it is at car parks, inside building, alongside entrance ways, get the right message across quickly and easily with our mobile VMS that can be positioned wherever you need.
- Full colour branding - Utilise the full colour display and capability of our VMS to showcase your Seaport or Airport’s brand, or those of your partners.
Communicate information quickly and clearly to the public e.g. important public health messages, local event management, safety instructions and promotion.
High reliability and minimum downtime – Keep the public informed for less due to lower costs and less hassle.
Ultra low energy - Powered by Solar, even in winter months, our VWS helps towards your sustainability goals and is environmentally friendly.
Full colour messaging – variable message signs let you get the message across, whether it is plain text, images or colour whatever the purpose is, from health information to public events.
“SRL’s VMS signage has been great for us, it provides advance warning to motorists and pedestrians at our Urban64 project of upcoming works which helps ease traffic flow and has a real impact on the roads. We work well together on these schemes and SRL is very professional in supporting our needs and requirements.”
Rob Thorpe, Director, Priority Traffic Management
“A stand out project for me was the support SRL gave us during the NFL (National Football League) London Games at Wembley. Over 84,000 people packed into Wembley for this exciting weekend of sport and SRL’s support with the delivery, placement and risk assessment of VMS was crucial for us to provide a safe, informative event for visitors. Quick and easy to install, SRL’s VMS offered us a robust solution with the choice and flexibility of using any colour in the spectrum, which is great for events."
Keith Holland, TGL Group