Work Zone: Full Matrix SMC-2000

Work Zone: SMC-1000 HE

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SMC-1000 HE

The Solar Message Center was the first changeable message sign to incorporate solar power into its design. The SMC-1000 HE is designed for low maintenance, ease-of-use, and reliability.

Patented Optical Assembly - The SMC-1000 HE has a three line, eight character message board that uses a patented optical assembly to emit bright distinctive messages. Each character board uses a 5x7 pixel matrix that produces an 18" x 12" amber character (590 nanometers) that can be seen from more that 1000 feet away in any weather condition. Each 2" pixel is composed of 48 separate facets to create a fully illuminated image.

The SMC-1000 HE automatically adjusts illumination intensity to accommodate any light conditions. The character board array is covered by a UV inhibited and impact resistant lexan shield to prevent fading and create the greatest transmission of light.

The SMC-1000 HE displays up to six messages in sequence, with variable timing. The SMC-1000 HE's message board is supported by a hydraulic telescoping support that enables it to be raised a maximum of seven feet and rotated 360 degrees. The sign also has locking mechanism to secure it during display and travel modes.

30-day Power Supply - The SMC-1000 HE uses two power sources: the battery bank and a standard 120-volt AC outlet. The battery bank supplies power for 30 days without sun. The solar panel array recharges the battery bank in 2.5 hours for one 24- hour period of use. The battery bank contains 4-D, deep cycle, lead acid 12-volt batteries wired in parallel. They are locked in heavy duty weather proof steel battery boxes.

250 Preprogrammed Messages - The SMC-1000 HE is controlled by an on-board dedicated computer manufactured by Precision Solar Controls, Inc. Its modular design, full keyboard and L.C.D. screen make it very easy to use. It holds 250 preprogrammed messages, and stores up to 250 custom messages. It's capable of displaying up to six messages in sequence and storing up to 100 sequences. The on-board computer has a diagnostic program and password coding, and provides a control to monitor all major power and resource functions. The computer and power control unit are encased in a shock and weather resistant, lockable control box.

The power control unit regulates the system control charge, the batteries, and the message board. Its modular design incorporates a PV regulator, with thermal compensation for variances in ambient temperature, which controls the battery bank charge rate. You can monitor the amperage generated by the battery charger and the solar panels via displays placed on the front panel.

Standard Features:

  • Top solar panel mounting for maximum exposure to sun without shadows.
  • 4 Leveling jacks for proper placement and stability.
  • Heavy duty surge brakes.
  • Sighting device to assure proper directional alignment.
  • 360° message panel rotation with hand brake.
  • Easily accessible message panel.
  • UV inhibited clear lexan panel.
  • Built-in 115VAC battery charger.
  • 12 volt non-hazardous operation.
  • 115VAC operation capacity.
  • Efficient long life L.E.D. lamps - 10+ years average operational life.
  • Separate passwords for operation and programming.
  • Flashing message function.
  • Expanded message storage capacity - 250 message capacity - 100 sequence capacity.