Mini Matrix to make its debut at Highways UK

A revolutionary concept that removes the need for fixed aspect signage is to make its debut at Highways UK this week.

TWM Traffic Control Systems, a first-time exhibitor at Highways UK, will be showing its new Mini Matrix Family, which has proved popular with customers this year after being launched at Traffex in June and appearing at the JCT Symposium in September.

The Mini Matrix technology delivers multiple message types in a single sign – replacing the need for fixed electronic signage solutions such as Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS), Overheight, Speed Display Signs, Smiley SID and many more.

Traditionally, the marketplace has been focused on providing a one or two message-based fixed aspect sign to provide notifications to road users – be that speed related, advanced information on road layout or height restrictions. The Mini Matrix provides the opportunity to have a single sign that can be used to convey multiple messages and message types. It is designed to allow fully compliant TSRGD aspects to be displayed using the state-of-the-art TWM Central Management System (CMS) or using UTMC protocol, according to the company.

The Mini Matrix comes complete with an MVD speed detection radar which allows it to be deployed in traditional VAS applications. The display can be programmed with a selection of TSRGD compliant aspects as would normally be associated with a fixed VAS sign – however given the flexibility of this sign virtually any TSRGD compliant message can be conveyed as and when circumstances change. Through the use of the CMS back office system, live data capture from the radar is relayed to allow for accurate monitoring of average road speeds, traffic flows and driver behavioural patterns.

Chris Rayner, Sales and Marketing Director at TWM said: “The Mini Matrix has been received really well so far after its launch earlier in the year. We are looking forward to exhibiting at Highways UK for the first time and explaining to people how we can help everyday traffic management challenges with our range of award-winning ITS solutions.”

Due to its unique design, the Mini Matrix can be deployed as a standalone unit or as part of a larger system as well as offering it as a sustainable off grid solution. Even when deployed as a standalone unit, it can be adopted into the CMS thanks to an inbuilt communications module that can be remotely enabled when an operator subscribes to the TWM communication package.

TWM Traffic Control  Systems will be exhibiting at Highways UK on stand: F4A


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