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NEMA Updates Hardware Standards for Dynamic Message Signs

02/7/2017 4:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TS 4-2016 Hardware Standards for Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) with NTCIP Requirements, a standard for the transportation industry that provides users with safer, dependable, functional, and easily maintained equipment.

"NEMA TS 4-2016 now addresses full-color content to capitalize on currently available capabilities. It also harmonizes requirements with other industry standards, such as Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)," according to NEMA DMS Technical Committee Co-chairs, Mike Weinberg and Jason Morrison, Daktronics, Inc.

In addition, NEMA TS 4-2016 modifies font specifications to more clearly harmonize with updated MUTCD criteria for display in a high-resolution device. For more information on MUTCD: https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov.

NEMA TS 4-2016 is available in hard copy or as an electronic download for $160 on the NEMA website.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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