Avoid potential budget-destroying low structure collisions by detecting overheight vehicles and alerting drivers to an impending collision ahead.

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OVERVIEW

This innovative Overheight Warning System is designed to reduce major crash factors at low bridges, tunnels, weigh stations, underpasses, parking structures and any low-clearance hazards by:

  • Detecting vehicles that won't clear the structure ahead
  • Notifying drivers of height restrictions, bringing attention back to the road
  • Directing drivers to a safe, alternate route

Proven to minimize the number of accidents caused by overheight vehicles.

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SOLUTIONS BROCHURE

Eliminate unplanned costs associated with overheight incidents by installing an Intelligent Warning System. Download our Overheight Solutions Brochure to discover how TAPCO can help eliminate overheight incidents.

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Overheight Warning Systems In Action

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LED-ENHANCED WARNING ALERTS

 

Reliable, energy-efficient and exceptionally versatile, TAPCO-Integrated LED-Enhanced Warning Alerts can be integrated with any solar- or AC-powered TAPCO Intelligent Warning System. The use of TAPCO controllers allows for user-specific customization unique to each system.

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SYSTEM ACTIVATION

DUAL BEAM OVERHEIGHT SENSORS

Infrared sensors are mounted on either side of the road in advance of the low structure, transmitting infrared beams over the road. When an overheight vehicle load breaks the infrared beams, it immediately activates the system’s warning devices.

  • Detects vehicles traveling at low or high speeds
  • Determines traffic direction at time of activation
  • Sensor height tailored to low-clearance structure of each system
  • Can be installed up to 150 feet apart
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ALERT OPTIONS

BLINKERSIGN® FLASHING LED SIGNS

BlinkerSign® Flashing LED signs are edge-lit signs engineered to capture drivers’ attention and decrease the number of overheight collisions. 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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BLINKERBEACON™ FLASHING LED BEACONS

BlinkerBeacon™ Flashing LED Beacons provide drivers real-time warning when their vehicle won’t clear the structure ahead.

  • Each BlinkerBeacon™ can flash in accordance with MUTCD section 4L.03.
  • LEDs automatically dim based upon ambient light - maintaining optimal LED output and extending battery life.
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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 set up and configuration
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ARRANGMENT OPTIONS

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

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DUAL HORIZONTAL

DUAL VERTICAL

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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

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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.

13W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

13-watt solar panel
14Ah battery capacity

* Compatible with warning alerts only. Sensors require additional power for continuous operation.
26W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

26-watt solar panel
27Ah battery capacity

* Compatible with warning alerts only. Sensors require additional power for continuous operation.
85W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

85-watt solar panel
105Ah battery capacity

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130-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 of warning alerts with no trenching or in-ground wiring needed.

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13-watt solar panel
28Ah battery capacity

  • Up to 28Ah of battery power delivers autonomy up to 30 days
  • Supports BlinkerSign® and BlinkerBeacon™ warning alerts without reducing LED and system performance.
  • Weighs one-third as much as traditional cabinets for one-person installations
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20-watt solar panel
44Ah battery capacity

  • The 12-volt system is engineered to power a larger assortment of warning alert options
  • Cabinet door opens up for easy access and serviceability
  • 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 Overheight Warning Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as typical 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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