Enhance pedestrian safety with BlinkerBeacon Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems

BlinkerBeacon Pedestrian Crosswalk System
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OVERVIEW

BlinkerBeacon Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems provide drivers real-time warning when pedestrians are in or about to enter approaching crosswalks such as:

  • School zone crossings
  • Multi-lane uncontrolled crossings
  • High-speed pedestrian crossings

 

 
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SOLUTIONS BROCHURE

Looking to improve crosswalk safety in your community? Download our Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions brochure and see what solutions can help increase pedestrian visibility and driver compliance in your community.

Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions Brochure

Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions Brochure

Browse all TAPCO Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions in one simple document.

BlinkerBeacon™ Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems In Action

BlinkerBeacon flashes in at pedestrian crossing..
Flashing LED beacons draw awareness to pedestrian crosswalk.
Crosswalk is noticable because of flashing pedestrian lights.
A heavily trafficked pedestrian crossing is enhanced by flashing LED beacon.

LED-ENHANCED WARNING ALERT

BLINKERBEACON™

Each BlinkerBeacon is MUTCD-Compliant and can flash in accordance with MUTCD section 4L.03. Available options include 8" or 12" LED modules, ITE-complaint 12V power and cut or tunnel visors.

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ACTIVATION OPTIONS

24/7 OPERATION

Programmed to always flash the BlinkerBeacon, 24/7 operation provides added safety to highly trafficked crosswalks such as:

  • Metropolitan downtown crossings
  • Corporate and industrial facility crossings
  • College and K-12 school crossings
24/7 operation of crosswalk system

THERMAL DETECTION

The pedestrian thermal sensor uses infrared heat profiles to identify vulnerable road users moving with targeted detection zones to activate the system.

  • Thermal imaging cameras see in total darkness, through shadows and sun glare, providing reliable detection 24/7
  • Versatile functionality dependent upon need, with many possible zones and configurations
  • Easily integrates with user-actuated system options
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XAV2-LED PUSH BUTTON

The XAV2-LED push button is enhanced with an instructional sign and provides custom voice messages and yellow LED visual confirmation when pressed.

  • ADA compliant with locate tone
  • Built-in microphone automatically adjusts voice confirmation volume to surrounding environment
  • Weather resistant speaker
XAV2-LED Push Button activates crosswalk system

BULLDOG PUSH BUTTON

Activated with less than two pounds of force, the Bulldog push button provides two-tone audible activation confirmation as well as red LED visual confirmation.

  • ADA compliant, vandal resistant
  • Housing components comply with NEMA specifications
  • Yellow push button housing standard, black available upon request
Bulldog push button turns system on and flashes LED beacons

INFRARED BOLLARDS

Vulnerable road users passively trigger systems by passing between bollards placed on either side of the crosswalk. The bollards can be AC, solar or battery operated.

  • Capability to determine pedestrian traffic direction
  • Range up to 40 feet
  • Battery power option requires no in-ground wiring with up to two years autonomy

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SYSTEM COMMUNICATION

BLINKERBEAM

Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.

  • Range of up to 900 feet; can be extended with optional antenna
  • Utilizes 900 MHz frequency hopping spread spectrum
  • Easy-to-read, back-lit LCD display with intuitive joystick control for in-field interface navigation
  • Three selectable power levels up to 1 watt to increase signal distance
  • Menu-driven diagnostics for quick-set up and configuration

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ARRANGEMENT OPTIONS

Our systems can be assembled using a variety of BlinkerBeacon mounting arrangements to maximize safety at any location

SINGLE-SIDED

Single-sided Beacon

SINGLE,
BACK-TO-BACK

 

Single, back-to-back Beacon

DUAL HORIZONTAL

Dual Horizontal Beacon

DUAL HORIZONTAL
BACK-TO-BACK

 

Dual Horizaontal Back-to-Back Beacon

DUAL VERTICAL

Dual Vertical Beacon

DUAL VERTICAL
BACK-TO-BACK

 

Dual Vertical Back-to-Back Beacon

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POWER AND CONTROL OPTIONS

FLEX POWER

Flex Power options provide flexible system configuration for multiple applications and power requirements while allowing easy access to control cabinets.

AC POWER

120VAC

Streetlight Power

SOLAR POWER

Any solar TAPCO system can be designed to fit your power or environmental need. Additional options are available upon request.

26-watt solar panel
27Ah battery capacity

30W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

30-watt solar panel
35Ah battery capacity

55W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

55-watt solar panel
48Ah battery capacity

85W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

85-watt solar panel
105Ah battery capacity


TOP-OF-POLE SELF-CONTAINED CONTROL CABINETS

Blending seamlessly into the surround environment, our Top-Of-Pole Self-Contained Control Cabinets house power supply for quick installation with no trenching or in-ground wiring needed.

13W Self Contained Solar Power Option

13-watt solar panel
28Ah battery capacity

  • Up to 28Ah of battery power delivers autonomy up to 30 days.
  • Supports Bulldog push button and passive activations without reducing LED and system performance.
  • Weights one-third as much as traditional cabinets making installations a one-person job
20W Self Contained Solar Power Option

20-watt solar panel
44Ah battery capacity

  • The 12-volt system is engineered to power a larger assortment of warning alert options.
  • Accommodates XAV2-LED push button activations, and other options
  • Compact design allows for easy assembly onto new or existing posts and poles.

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SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS

CONNECTED VEHICLE
INTERFACE

Add another layer of safety to your system with the Connected Vehicle Interface - an Ethernet interface for TAPCO BlinkerBeacon™ Crosswalk Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as typical Road Side Units.

BLINKLINK
POWERED BY TAPCO

Enhance this system with BlinkLink Powered by TAPCO - an easy-to-use, cloud-based software application for agencies to remotely manage and monitor their Intelligent Warning Systems.

SAFEWALK CROSSWALK ILLUMINATOR

Increase pedestrian visibility at poorly lit, two-lane crossings with the SafeWalk Crosswalk Iluminator - a simply safety enhancement to any BlinkerBeacon™ Pedestrian Crosswalk System.

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