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ID
7-508-1074
Name
Electronic Boards, Variable Message Signs (VMS)
Status
Interim Guidance
Updated
11/15/2019 5:42:51 PM
Released
05/26/2005
Description
 
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Public Information and Warning
Secondary Core Capability
Critical Transportation
Resource Kind
Equipment
Overall Function
 
Composition and Ordering Specifications
 
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
Equipment DisplayNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Solar Powered: - 8-12 characters per line - Up to 3 lines of text. - Height: 45"-80" - Width: 88"-126" - Legibility: 1000'-1300' Gasoline, Diesel, or Solar Powered: - 8-12 characters per line - Up to 3 lines of text. - Height: 45"-80" - Width: 88"-126" - Legibility: 1000'-1300'
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 38-10 characters per line 3 lines @ 6"-12" tall Height: 30"-48" Width: 74"-98" LED legible from 400'-650'
Type 46-8 characters per line 3 lines @ 10"-18" tall Height: 30"-48" Width: 74"-98" LED legible from 500'-950'
Equipment WeightNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Solar Powered: - 1150-3000 lbs. Gasoline, Diesel, or Solar Powered: - 1150-3000 lbs
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3800lbs. - 1000 lbs.
Type 4800 lbs. - 1000 lbs.
Equipment Transport & DimensionsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Solar Powered: - Trailer mounted - Transport height: 105" - 110" - Operating height: 158"-167" - Width: 80" - Length: 180"-208" - Weight: 2675 lbs.-3000 lbs. - Ground Clearance: 10.5'-13" Gasoline, Diesel, or Solar Powered: - Trailer mounted - Transport height: 105" - 110" - Operating height: 158"-167" - Width: 80" - Length: 180"-208" - Weight: 2675 lbs.-3000 lbs. - Ground Clearance: 10.5'-13"
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Vehicle mounted Height varies with vehicle and mounting configuration (Over cab mounting, or skid mount in bed)
Type 4Vehicle mounted Height varies with vehicle and mounting configuration (Over cab mounting, or skid mount in bed)
Equipment Power RequirementsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Solar Powered: - Solar Panels 360° (w/tilt from 0 to 35° and batteries) and/or - Lead acid batteries. (Deep cycle) Gasoline, Diesel, or Solar Powered: - Min. 4 hp diesel /gasoline generator and/or - Lead acid batteries. (deep cycle)
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 312 volt DC (Optional 100 Watt solar configuration)
Type 412 volt DC (Optional 100 Watt solar configuration)
Equipment ControllerNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Solar Powered: - Hand-held - Backlit - LCD - Stores up to 300 Messages - Weatherproof Gasoline, Diesel, or Solar Powered: - Hand-held - Backlit - LCD - Stores up to 300 Messages - Weatherproof
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Hand-held Backlit LCD Stores from 80-100 Messages
Type 4Hand-held Backlit LCD Stores from 80-100 Messages
Equipment DescriptionNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Solar Powered: - Self-contained solar powered, portable trailer mounted with truck hitch - Programmable display Gasoline, Diesel, or Solar Powered: - Self-contained, gasoline, diesel, or solar powered, portable trailer mounted with truck hitch - Programmable display
Type 2Not Applicable
Type 3Vehicle mounted, programmable multi-line display with hydraulic lift to raise and lower
Type 4Vehicle mounted, programmable single-line display with hydraulic lift to raise and lower
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017