RRFB PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK SYSTEM

A one-of-kind crosswalk solution proven to improve driver yield rates by as much as 90% at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Systems are the best pedestrian safety solution available.
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OVERVIEW

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems provide drivers real-time warning 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

Proven to increase driver yield rates by as much as 90%*

* AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFICACY OF RECTANGULAR-SHAPED RAPID-FLASH LED BEACONS TO INCREASE YIELDING TO PEDESTRIANS USING CROSSWALKS ON MULTILANE ROADWAYS IN THE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FL
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CASE STUDY

"Nothing is a cure-all, but in terms of increasing the safety on these high-traffic roads, I think [RRFBs] have been very well-received and have really done their job."

- Anthony Stupar
Traffic Engineer, Kenosha Department of Public Works

This case study higlights how the RRFBs helped make the city of Kenosha safer.

Kenosha School Crossing Safety Improvements Case Study

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

RRFB Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems In Action

RRFB on cloudy day
Pedestrian crossing street on busy road.
Person safely crossing the street at a busy intersection.
Pedestrian pressing crosswalk activation button.

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

Browse all TAPCO pedestrian crosswalk solutions in one simple document

LED-ENHANCED WARNING ALERT

RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASHING BEACONS (RRFB)

A step above the industry standard, TAPCO RRFB-XL2TM light bars are extra-large rectangular rapid flashing beacons that utilize the Interim Approval 21 (IA-21) approved wig-wag plus simultaneous (WW+S) flash pattern, making them highly visible to drivers approaching pedestrian crosswalks.

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ACTIVATION OPTIONS

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-actuated system options
Thermal Detection is used to activate the system when pedestrians cross the street.

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 Botton is activated when a user presses it before crossing the street.

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 is activated to provide audible confirmation of system activation.

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 passively trigger when pedestrians pass between the bollards.

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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

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ARRANGEMENT OPTIONS

SINGLE-SIDED

Includes one RRFB light bar and one sign face

Single-sided RRFB light bar

DOUBLE-SIDED

Includes two RRFB light bars and two sign faces

Double-sided RRFB light bar

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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 surrounding environment, our Top-Of-Pole 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 RRFB 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 for RRFB pedestrian crosswalk systems.

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