Highway interface [warning contains an ebay ref], but is an old VMS network interface

Adrian Graham binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 05:14:44 CDT 2016

On 13 October 2016 at 11:07, Tom Moss <tomjmoss at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Until fairly recently we were using Alphastation DS10s and DS15s to control
> Variable Message Signs (a staple of British motorways, basically a large
> orange dot-matrix display on an overhead gantry for anyone who hasn't seen
> them, they privide traffic and weather information, and are used to set
> speed limits and close lanes), MIDAS systems (Inductive loops in the road
> for measuring the flow of traffic), traffic cameras, and I believe the
> Tamar Bridge and Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing too.

That sounds like the company I nearly joined in 2001 but didn't because I'd
have had to commute to Guisborough every day. They wanted VMS people for
new highway info systems for the new managed motorways they're still
building now.

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