SRL launches contactless mobile pedestrian system to help fight against Covid

Europe’s larges traffic light manufacturer and distributor says it’s launched the first contactless mobile pedestrian system allowing pedestrians to reduce their contact with surfaces that can carry the Covid-19 virus.
Developed by SRL, the Wave and Wait sensor can be incorporated into new and existing SRL Pedestrian Portable and Pedestrian Temporary signals, along with those within the Urban64 TM intelligent traffic light solution coordinating multi-directional flows of traffic and pedestrians.

Pedestrians are alerted to the contactless option by a sign on the stainless steel touch button; the signals simultaneously retain their push-button functionality for the benefit of pedestrians who are
visually impaired.

Wave and Wait is the latest new product to come from SRL, a company that has played an active role in helping the country to combat Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Around 70 of the company’s variable message signs (VMS) are currently deployed across the UK by
councils to promote safety and to direct people to testing sites.

SRL’s chief executive officer, Richard Tredwin said: “Throughout the pandemic, SRL has worked hard to help the country to tackle Covid, and Wave and Wait is a game-changer. The product has already generated considerable interest, and I am confident that, once we’ve
left Covid behind, the market for contactless pedestrian systems willcontinue due to the heightened global awareness of the importance of hygiene

“In 2003, SRL became an industry pioneer, developing and achieving Type Approval for the UK and RoI’s first multi-phase temporary traffic and pedestrian system, and it is extremely gratifying that in 2021, we are able to launch another first in the pedestrian market.”

SRL appointed its first group product and compliance manager in January, in a move designed to support the delivery of further leading-edge solutions to the traffic management, construction, events and utilities sectors. It has also recently introduced a new 3,000 sq ft hire depot in
Northampton to its 29-strong distribution network – the largest in the UK and RoI.


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