MVIS praised by TfL for Olympic contribution

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Transport for London (TfL) has commended Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS) Ltd, for its “outstanding” contribution to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Until recently known as Colour Mobile VMS, MVIS undertook TfL’s contract to supply variable message signage for the event’s Olympic Route Network.

Almost 200 units were deployed, enabling key participants, such as athletes and officials, to travel efficiently between venues and their accommodation, while also keeping London and the rest of the UK moving.

As the event closed, TfL’s London streets traffic control centre operations manager, Esmon George MBE MILT, contacted MVIS to thank the company for its “outstanding support”, adding: “We couldn’t have achieved what we did without you”.

Commented Tony Price, managing director, MVIS: “Because our sign management system allows multiple signs to be grouped, messages were sent to multiple signs on different parts of the Olympic Route Network in a single transmission. This allowed TfL to dynamically control access to the Games Lane, ensuring that athletes, press and VIPs transited quickly, and that London’s traffic kept flowing. The fact that the signs displayed the Games Lane messages in different colours enabled road users to instantly identify whether the lane was in use.”