Increase driver yield rates at dangerous crossings with the BlinkerSign® Pedestrian Crosswalk System.

BlinkerSign Pedestrian Crosswalk System
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OVERVIEW

BlinkerSign® Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems provide drivers with real-time warnings when pedestrians are in or about to enter an approaching crosswalk. This popular, MUTCD-compliant option heightens driver awareness in a variety of applications:

  • 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 discover what solutions can increase pedestrian visibility and driver compliance in your community.

Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions Brochure

Pedestrian Crosswalk Solutions Brochure

Read how the City of Kenosha made a school crossing safer after a near-tragedy.

BlinkerSign® Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems In Action

Pedestrian crosswalk lit up with blinkersign warning alert.
School zone crosswalk with pedestrian and car.
Busy intersection with several people crossing the street near a blinkersign.
Overhead blinkersign giving drivers additional warning for pedestrians
Blinkersign used at roundabout to increase crosswalk safety

LED-ENHANCED WARNING ALERT

BLINKERSIGN®

Edge-lit and engineered to capture drivers' attention, each BlinkerSign® is MUTCD-compliant and flashes in accordance with MUTCD section 2A.07.

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ACTIVATION OPTIONS

24/7 OPERATION

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

  • Metropolitan downtown crossings
  • Corporate and industrial facility crossings
  • College and K-12 school crossings
24/7 flashing blinkersign pedestrian 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 in sun glare, providing reliable detection 24/7
  • Versatile functionality dependent upon need, with many possible zones and configurations
  • Easily integrates with user-activated system options
Thermal sensors detect pedestrians in crosswalk

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 activating pedestrian 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 providing audible activation confirmation

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
Infrared bollards activate when pedestrians or bicycles pass through

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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 one watt to increase signal distance
  • Menu-driven diagnostics for quick setup and configuration
BlinkerBeam radio communication diagram
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ARRANGEMENT OPTIONS

SINGLE-SIDED

One BlinkerSign mounted on a single pole

Single-Sided Blinkersign

BACK-TO-BACK

Two BlinkerSigns mounted back-to-back on a single pole

Double-Sided Blinkersign
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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

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85-watt solar panel
105Ah battery capacity


SELF-CONTAINED CONTROL CABINETS

Blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment, our Self-Contained Control Cabinets house power supplies 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
  • Weighs 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 on 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 BlinkerSign® Crosswalk Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as 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 simple safety enhancement to any BlinkerSign® Pedestrian Crosswalk System.

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