VMS has been developing innovative display technology solutions since 1986 and is now into advanced fifth generation LED systems, processes and quality products.

Key points in company and product developments, 1986 to present day:

1986 Manchester Motorway Network 6 Flip-Dot Displays (first type to be used on UK Motorway)
1989 Flip Dot and Fibre Optic Display systems introduced to the UK market
1990 UK's first integrated traffic control system installed on the Forth Road Bridge
1991 A3, 4 LED Displays (first type to be used on UK Motorway)
1993 TRAMS software introduced
1994 First LED display installed on the A66
1995 Rigel LED display system introduced
1999 Full Matrix Display systems introduced for the Sydney Olympics
2001 First demonstration of LED technology to Network Rail
Highways Agency, Matrix Indicators Contract Design, manufacture and supply of LED Matrix Indicators for UK motorways
2002 Pictogram based display system demonstrated at TRL
National Driver Information & Control System (NADICS) Design, manufacture, supply and commission a range of LED fixed and mobile VMS including MS3 and Hybrid Signs
2003 M4 Motorway, Welsh Assembly Government Design, manufacture, supply, install and commission Mark 4 MS4 (W) VMS
2004 Optical Feedback system developed for enforcement applications
2006 A4232 Inbound Cardiff Supply of UTMC compliant Urban MS4 (based upon M’way MS4)
2007 First Network Rail Signal approval
2010 Lightweight Rail Signals on trial
2011 Tunnel Signal range introduce
Introduction of the modular design, low profile car park VMS
2013 Launch of the 5 colour Pegasus sign at Traffex

Variable Message Signs

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Hill & Smith Ltd trading as Variable Message Signs |  Registered in England No: 01270322 | Registered office: Westhaven House, Arleston Way, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4LH