MVIS | What do you do when the message changes?
It’s fair to say that there is a lot of information flying around right now. The government and health service are reacting daily to COVID-19 and their moves are being tracked and monitored by the nation.
As instructions change, information regarding those changes needs to be relayed quickly and efficiently.
From their control centre at MVIS HQ, MVIS utilise their web studio to rapidly change key messages across the UK as and when needed.
Whether that’s journey time information, notifications of roadworks, or in what may well prove to be the case, how to stay safe in the pandemic we find ourselves experiencing.
Static signs just can’t react as quickly as centrally controlled VMS units, meaning key information could be missed.
When you think about it, it really isn’t worth the risk.
Spreading the message
All MVIS VMS units can be deployed to assist Highways England, the government and the general public.
Whether it’s the VMS-A in a city environment, or on a major motorway or A-road with their VMS-C, MVIS can spread the word, and change the message when needed at the push of a button.
Their range of trailer mounted, solar-powered variable message signs means MVIS can display live information to the public, adapting to a constantly changing situation via their web-based portal.
Messages can be programmed remotely, without the need to attend site and display current updates within seconds.
Requiring no external power source and operating silently, MVIS’ LED signage has been proven to have maximum impact in the highways and events industries.
COVID-19: Stop the spread
Currently, as COVID-19 is so prevalent, MVIS is working in support of government agencies to spread the ‘stay safe, stay at home’ message.
Units across the country are displaying a variety of messages to assist with getting the message across, based on government-issued guidelines on the current Coronavirus epidemic.
These adaptable VMS units can respond to the latest government guidelines as they are released, with remote management from MVIS’ Web Studio facilitating rapid response.
Change the message, keep the culture
MVIS is renowned for its level of service and their strong company culture. Now more so than ever, this culture and the values held within it is crucial.
MVIS has a 24/7 response line, ready to react to emergency needs and deliver on short notice. However, this isn’t on a whim whilst taking risks. The company are accredited to ISO9001:2015 as well as both ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018 so have a proven track record when it comes to safety and quality management.
In the current pandemic, MVIS delivers with additional social distancing protocols amongst other processes to protect their workforce amidst this unprecedented situation we find ourselves in.
MVIS General Manager Anne Ashman spoke to us about MVIS’ role in making sure messages are changed promptly and effectively:
“Our units always carry important information. Whether that’s roadworks information or journey time solutions.
“These messages can change at any time, and we have to be able to respond.
“The challenge we now face as a country means that we may have more units displaying non-highways related messages than ever – yet the importance of these messages may actually be increased.
“Our government needs help, and the public needs to play their part. Using our units to reinforce key safety messages in order to combat the spread of coronavirus is vitally important and we’re proud that as a team we can step up and help.”