Providing real-time warning of icy roads ahead so drivers can slow down and take action

Icy Road Warning System
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OVERVIEW

TAPCO Icy Road Warning Systems detect when conditions are favorable for ice to form on approaching roadways and then activate warning alerts, prompting drivers to slow down and take caution.

Ideal for sharp curves and elevated bridges where ice forms quickly. Warning alerts are programmed to flash only when the sensor determines ideal ice conditions are present.

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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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SYSTEM ACTIVATION

SURFACE SENTINEL ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR

The Surface Sentinel Environmental Sensor precisely calculates road temperature and relative humidity to determine if ideal ice conditions are present.

Mounted on a pole in the ice zone, the sensor monitors road and external weather conditions.

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LED-ENHANCED WARNING ALERT OPTION

BLINKERSIGN® FLASHING LED SIGNS

BlinkerSign® Flashing LED signs are edge-lit signs engineered to capture drivers’ attention, alerting them to use caution. Sign legends can be designed to customer preference.

  • Each BlinkerSign® is MUTCD-compliant and flashes in accordance with MUTCD section 2A.07
  • Manufactured in Brown Deer, WI, each BlinkerSign® is engineered to withstand the harshest environmental conditions
  • LEDs automatically dim based on ambient light, maintaining optimal LED output and extending battery life
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ARRANGEMENT OPTIONS

SINGLE-SIDED

Includes one sign face

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DOUBLE-SIDED

Includes two sign faces

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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 and 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
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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

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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 surround environment, our 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
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Add another layer of safety to your system with the Connected Vehicle Interface, an Ethernet interface for TAPCO Icy Road Warning Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as Road Side Units.

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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.

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