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PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS, TRAILER MOUNTED - Item No.
Special Provision No. 685S06
1.
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SCOPE
This Special Provision covers the requirements for delivery, installation, documentation and testing of
trailer mounted Portable Variable Message Signs (PVMS).
2.
REFERENCES
This Special Provision refers to the following standards, specifications or publications:
Canadian Standards Association:
CAN/CSA-S6-00
Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA):
NEMA 250: 2003
Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts Maximum) - NEMA Type 3R
Highway Traffic Act R.R.O. 1990:
Ontario Regulation 618
Specifications and Standards for Trailer Couplings
Transport Canada:
Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 (CMVSS 108)
Lighting System and Retroreflective
Devices
National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP):
NTCIP 2101: 2001
SP-PMPP/RS232 Subnetwork Profile
NTCIP 2104: 2003
Ethernet Subnetwork Profile
Others:
Ontario Electrical Safety Code
Electrical Safety Association
3.
DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this Special Provision, the following definitions apply:
1X: means single carrier radio transmission technology.
DDNS: means Dynamic Domain Name Service.
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Display Module: means a matrix of pixels. A matrix of display modules are used to make up display
area of the sign face. A display module is typically 7 rows of pixels by 5 columns of pixels but it can be
any size larger than 7x5 that can be managed by maintenance staff when display modules need to be
replaced.
GPRS: means General Packet Radio Service.
GPS: means Global Positioning System.
IP: means Internet Protocol.
Pixel: means an assembly of LEDs that collectively form an image-forming unit. All LEDs in a pixel are
turned on or off in unison.
PVMS: means a Portable Variable Message Sign that includes display elements, signcase, solar panels,
photocell sensor, 1X or GPRS data modem, GPS receiver, electronic compass, batteries, battery
enclosure, PVMS controller, controller enclosure, trailer and all other mechanisms and equipment.
Signcase: means all required metal work to enclose the display elements, sheeting, and extended border.
TCP: means Transmission Control Protocol.
UDP: means User Datagram Protocol.
URL: means Universal Resource Locator.
4.
DESIGN AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
4.1
Design Requirements
4.1.1
The design of the PVMS and all PVMS components shall comply with the requirements of the
current Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code and shall be verified by an Engineer licensed in
the Province of Ontario.
4.1.2
The PVMS and all PVMS components shall be designed for use in 160 km per hour wind gust of
3 seconds and 120 km per hour sustained winds to prevent trailer roll-over. These requirements
shall be verified by an Engineer licensed in the Province of Ontario.
4.2
Submission Requirements
4.2.1
The Contractor shall submit shop drawings for the signcase, mounting hardware, solar panel
mounting assembly and trailer assembly, product cut-sheets for all off-the-shelf components and
calculations proving that the solar panel/battery combination proposed for the Contract meets the
Contract requirements.
4.2.2
A detailed wiring diagram shall be submitted showing the interconnection between components
showing the wiring terminations complete with a parts list.
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4.2.3
Calculations proving that the solar panel/battery combination proposed for the Contract meets the
Contract requirements. This shall include calculations based upon the specific configuration of
the PVMS and the equipment located within southern Ontario.
4.2.4
Paint colour samples for PVMS and trailer assembly shall be submitted to Owner for approval
prior to manufacturing.
4.2.5
The Contractor shall submit compliance as per NTCIP Version 2 For Variable Message Signs
168F32 for the current version of firmware supplied. Certification shall be provided by an
independent testing facility.
5.
MATERIALS
5.1
General
5.1.1
The PVMS and all PVMS components shall be fully operational in external ambient temperatures
ranging from - 40o C to + 55o C and all forms of precipitation (e.g. rain, snow, freezing rain, etc).
5.1.2
The PVMS and all PVMS components shall be designed for use in the highway environment.
The unit shall be designed to operate autonomously at the side of the roadway as defined
elsewhere in this Special Provision.
5.2
Display Elements
5.2.1
The PVMS shall employ high intensity light emitting diode (LED) technology with a minimum 3
of LEDs per pixel.
5.2.2
PVMS modules shall be of a manageable size for a single person to remove and install without
assistance.
5.2.3
All LEDs shall have a nominal wavelength of 590 nm (amber colour) with a minimum brightness
of 4 candelas (Cd) per LED.
5.2.4
All LEDs shall be of industrial grade and of identical make and model from the same
manufacturer.
5.2.5
The display matrix shall consist of a full matrix pixel panel.
5.2.6
The minimum number of pixels shall be 30 rows and 56 columns.
5.2.7
The luminance of the sign shall be a minimum of 3,500 cd/m2 at the brightest level and with all
the pixels activated within the maximum LED driving characteristics for the maximum design
output for all sign operating temperatures.
5.2.8
The spacing between pixels shall be no less than 63.50 mm and no greater than 69.85 mm as
measured from the centre of one pixel to the centre of adjacent pixels both horizontally and
vertically. The horizontal and vertical spacing shall be equal. Alternatively, the PVMS shall
meet or exceed the following: visibility from a distance of 1200 meters and legibility from a
distance of 300 meters when tested in accordance with the procedures as defined in Section 3.0
“Sight Tests”, Subsection 3.1.4.1 “Visibility”, and Subsection 3.1.4.2 “Legibility”, of “Project
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Work Plan for Portable Changeable Message Signs (PCMS)”, as developed by the American
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for National
Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) testing.
5.2.9
The minimum luminance ratio under all external sign luminance (lx) within 400 to 40,000 lx
shall be 6 to 1. The luminance ratio (LR) shall be calculated as follows:
LR = (La-Lb) / Lb
La = The measured luminance (cd/m2) of the element in the ON-state.
Lb = The measured luminance (cd/m2) of the element in the OFF-state.
5.2.10 The average luminance output from the highest 12% of the pixels to the lowest 12% shall be less
than 3:1. The ratio of the average luminance output from the highest 4% of the pixels to the
lowest 4% shall be less than 5:1.
5.2.11 The mean time between failure of a single pixel shall not be less than 100,000 hours at the
brightest level with ambient air temperature of 35o C and a relative humidity range of 5% to
100%. Failure of a pixel is defined as the inability to activate more than 25% of the LEDs in a
pixel and/or achieving less than 25% of the intended pixel output intensity.
5.2.12 Failure of a pixel shall not cause failure of any other pixel or module. Failure of a single LED
within a pixel shall cause a loss of intensity of the pixel of less than 50%. Failure of a module
shall not cause failure of any other module and shall allow the sign to display the current
message.
5.2.13 All display elements of the sign shall be of identical material and design to ensure uniformity in
characteristics.
5.2.14 When the light sources of the display are operating in a pulse mode, no light flicker shall be
visible. The frequency of the light emitted shall be not less than 90 Hz.
5.2.15 The luminance of the sign shall not decrease more than 50% when viewed at a horizontal angle
of 7.5o centred about the optical axis and perpendicular to the surface of the display.
5.2.16 Messages displayed on the PVMS shall be legible from fifty (50) metres to three hundred (300)
metres.
5.2.17 Messages displayed on the PVMS shall be visible from five hundred (500) metres in all ambient
light conditions.
5.3
Signcase
5.3.1
The display elements and associated electronics shall be housed in a weather-tight, NEMA Type
3R housing based on the NEMA 250 specification, designed to provide protection from solar
radiation, water, dust, dirt and salt spray.
5.3.2
The housing shall include an alphanumeric identification plate to indicate the Owner’s name, a
contact telephone number, and a unique identifier to confirm the unit is compliant with unit
approved for use under the DSM.
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5.3.3
The sign face shall be a uniform, sheet of non-glare, scratch resistant, high impact, ultraviolet
radiation stabilized, polycarbonate sheeting that minimizes glare and reflection of light under all
lighting conditions. The polycarbonate sheeting shall be designed to allow easy access to internal
sign components for service and repair. The internal sign components, including display
elements, shall be secured to prevent shifting during transport and use.
5.3.4
The sign shall have an extended uniform black sign face border outlining the display area
surrounded by a continuous nominal 25mm orange 3M Scotchlite or equivalent retro
reflective/fluorescent diamond grade taping at its outer most edge. This border shall extend
evenly 40 to 100 mm from the outer most pixels on all sides.
5.3.5
A viewfinder shall be integrated on the signcase to accurately align the sign face towards traffic.
5.3.6
The signcase dimensions shall not exceed 4.2 metres (width) by 2.4 metres (height).
5.3.7
The signcase front shall be black and all other surfaces shall be black or approved equivalent.
5.3.8
Each sign shall be numbered sequentially and the signcase shall be provided with the two-digit
identifier on both edges/sides of the signcase at a size of 100 mm in height or visible from the
roadway (i.e. approximately 10 m away). Alternatively, a 300 mm in height two-digit identifier
may be placed on the back of the signcase. The Owner shall provide all identification plate
information and two-digit identifiers.
5.4
Solar Panels
5.4.1
The Contractor shall supply appropriate solar panels required to meet the requirements defined
elsewhere in this Special Provision.
5.4.2
The solar panels are to be mounted on the top of the signcase on a panel tray.
5.4.3
The solar panel tray shall be capable of tilting and rotating independently from the sign to
maximize the alignment to the southern sky.
5.4.4
All solar panel cable harnesses shall be secured within or to the back of the signcase with
appropriate cable length and management to allow for independent solar panel tilting and
rotating.
5.4.5
The solar panels shall be secured in a manner to minimize the potential for theft. The attachment
method shall be submitted for approval
5.5
Photocell Sensor
5.5.1
The PVMS shall incorporate a photocell sensor to automatically adjust brightness of LEDs as a
function of the ambient light level, to meet the contrast level and legibility requirements over the
full range of operation conditions (day, dusk/dawn and night-time).
5.5.2
The photocell sensor required for automatic LED brightness control shall be mounted on the
signcase or on the solar panel tray. All photocell sensor cable harnesses shall be secured within or
to the back of the signcase with appropriate cable length and management to allow for applicable
movements. The photocell sensor shall be secured in a manner to minimize the potential for theft.
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5.6
Mobile Data Communications
5.6.1
The Ministry maintains its own virtual private network administered through a third-party
subscribed network. Modems from this network can only be procured via authorization from
Ministry staff. While the modem make/model and subscription service may change, the current
arrangement is: BlueTree BT6600 running on a Bell VPN supporting 1X EVDO-RevA.
5.6.2
The mobile data service modem shall interface via Ethernet to the PVMS controller via a hardwired connection.
5.6.3
The Contractor shall be responsible for the supply and installation of an appropriate external
antenna and modem required for mobile data communications with field deployed PVMS. The
Contractor shall be responsible for providing the power supply for the cellular modem. The
connection to the modem shall be separately fused and shall allow the modem to be on when the
sign is powered off. The modem should be capable of being powered off when the PVMS is in
storage.
5.6.4
The external 1X antenna shall be mounted to maximize the signal strength received by the
modem. All external antenna cable harnesses shall be secured within or to the back of the
signcase with appropriate cable length and management to allow for any required movements of
the signcase. The external antenna shall be secured in a manner to minimize the potential for
theft.
5.6.5
The sign shall have a secure mounting harness provided for the modem to avoid it from being
damaged during transport.
5.7
GPS Receiver
5.7.1
The GPS receiver shall be mounted to the PVMS to maximize the signal receive strength. All
GPS receiver cable harnesses shall be secured within or to the back of the signcase with
appropriate cable length and management to allow for applicable movements. The GPS receiver
shall be secured in a manner to minimize the potential for theft.
5.7.2
The GPS receiver shall have latitude and longitude accuracy of three metres (3 m) or better, 90%
of the time.
5.7.3
The GPS receiver shall have latitude and longitude resolution of one half metre (0.5 m) or better.
5.7.4
The GPS receiver shall have a maximum start acquisition time of 60 seconds.
5.7.5
The GPS receiver shall have a navigation update time, with a minimum rate of 5 seconds.
5.7.6
The GPS receiver shall have an acquisition sensitivity of -130 dBm or better.
5.7.7
The GPS receiver shall have a digital interface.
5.8
5.8.1
Electronic Compass
The electronic compass shall be mounted to provide the direction of the sign is facing. All
electronic compass cable harnesses shall be secured either within or on the back of the signcase
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with appropriate cable length and management to allow for applicable movements. If the
electronic compass is mounted on the back of the signcase, it shall be secured in a manner to
minimize the potential for theft.
5.8.2
The electronic compass shall provide three hundred and sixty degrees (360o) direction readings,
where zero degrees (0o) represents North.
5.8.3
Readings shall reference which direction the front of the signface is facing.
5.8.4
The electronic compass shall have a heading resolution of 45 degrees or better.
5.8.5
The electronic compass shall have a heading accuracy of 45 degrees or better.
5.8.6
The electronic compass shall have a maximum start acquisition time of 60 seconds.
5.8.7
The electronic compass shall have a user configurable reading update time, with a minimum rate
of 5 seconds.
5.8.8
The electronic compass shall have a digital interface.
5.9
Trailer
5.9.1
Trailer Mechanisms
5.9.1.1 The trailer shall meet all Highway Traffic Act Regulations. The trailer shall be of all steel
construction with a single axle, two wheels and a deck of sufficient size to mount the sign.
5.9.1.2 PVMS trailer assemblies shall require high reflectivity microprismatic tape meeting the
requirements of CMVSS 108. The reflectorized tape shall be of alternating red and white
sections, and shall be 50mm in width applied to rear and side faces of the trailer.
5.9.1.3 The trailer shall be equipped with walk-on heavy-duty flat-topped fenders. Non-slip treads shall
be provided at all locations where service/maintenance climbing and standing will be required.
5.9.1.4 Four jacks shall be provided to stabilize the trailer. Jacks shall be provided which will level the
trailer on a 1-in-6 gradient and prevent trailer movement or instability under the required display
position wind loading described elsewhere in this Special Provision. A bull’s eye level or
equivalent levelling tool shall be attached to the trailer to assist in the levelling operation.
5.9.1.5 Other than wheel contact, the trailer shall not strike the road at railway crossings or in the
mounting or descending of 200 mm (8-inch) high curbs.
5.9.1.6 Suspension shall be compatible with the total weight of the trailer with all components installed,
including display elements, signcase, solar panels and batteries.
5.9.1.7 Tires shall be an automotive type properly rated for the required load.
5.9.1.8 A sufficient capacity hydraulic surge brake system shall be provided.
5.9.2
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5.9.2.1 The trailer shall be capable of supporting the signcase in display mode at a minimum height of
2m from ground level to the bottom of the signcase.
5.9.2.2 Maximum overall trailer length from tongue to rear bumper shall be 5.5 metres.
5.9.2.3 Maximum gross trailer weight with all components installed, including, display elements,
signcase, solar panels and batteries shall be 2,500 kilograms.
5.9.3
Transportation
5.9.3.1 The trailer hitch shall be a removable, heavy duty forged steel pintle eye type, with an adjustable
height from 635 mm to 864 mm above ground. The hitch pintle eye "I.D." shall be 76 mm, and
shall be rated with sufficient capacity for the total weight of the trailer with all components
installed, including display elements, signcase, solar panels and batteries.
5.9.3.2 Safety chains shall be suitably anchored to the main frame of the trailer, or the tongue if the
tongue is an extension of the main frame.
5.9.3.3 The safety chains shall be positioned and long enough so that they cross under the tongue in
order to prevent the tow bar from dropping to the ground in the event of a disconnect of the
coupling device.
5.9.3.4 Safety eye hooks or round pin anchor shackles shall be supplied.
5.9.3.5 All trailer couplings and safety connecting devices must conform to the Ontario Regulation 618.
5.9.4
Security
5.9.4.1 Weather resistant, wheel locks and other measures shall be provided to maintain the security of
the PVMS’s on site.
5.9.4.2 Three (3) sets of master keys, keyed alike, shall be provided for all locked components and
enclosures, including the signcase, battery enclosure, and controller enclosure.
5.9.4.3 Lock design shall prevent ingress of water and ice.
5.9.5
Trailer Tow Lighting System
5.9.5.1 A 12 Volt DC trailer tow lighting system shall be provided for the PVMS trailer and shall include
taillights, stoplights and clearance markers.
5.9.5.2 Cable to connect to the tow vehicle shall be shall SAE certified for a trailer environment or
heavy-duty marine type, salt-resisting complete with a standard circular male 6-pin tow vehicle
connector. The length shall be suitable to allow connection to the tow vehicle. The Contractor
shall provide an adapter cable to suit any other connector types if required to match tow vehicle
used during deployments.
5.9.5.3 All lamps and wiring shall conform to the Highway Traffic Act Regulations.
5.9.6
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5.9.6.1 The trailer assemblies shall be painted construction orange and have an uniform finish.
5.9.7
Lifting and Locking Mechanism
5.9.7.1 The PVMS shall be fitted with a lifting mechanism that can be powered by the internal batteries.
The mechanism shall be designed and installed with sufficient capacity to safely and quickly
raise and lower both the signcase and solar panel array.
5.9.7.2 The lifting mechanism shall incorporate independent locking devices to secure both the signcase
and solar panel array in display and transport positions.
5.9.7.3 In display position, the locking mechanism shall be designed to prevent lowering of the signcase
and solar panel array upon loss of power or any wind conditions.
5.9.7.4 In transport position, the locking mechanism shall be designed to prevent raising, rotation and
damage to both the signcase and solar panel when subjected to normal shock, vibrations and
winds experienced during PVMS transportation.
5.10
PVMS Mounting and Structural Design Requirements
5.10.1 The PVMS assembly shall be constructed of structural steel members to ensure a structurally
sound, operational and transportable platform.
5.10.2 Any sign and trailer components including the hitch, fastening and safety devices that are
exposed to the external environment shall be made of corrosion resistant material. The design of
the fastening and safety device shall allow removal and/or replacement of the signcase.
5.11
Electrical System
5.11.1 The PVMS shall be designed to operate continuously on solar power and deep cycle gell cell or
AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries such that there is no requirement for external charging
between April 1 and November 30 within Ontario.
5.11.2 A charging control device shall be utilized to protect the solar array from overcharging the
batteries. The fully charged deep cycle battery pack shall be capable of powering the PVMS for
seven (7) consecutive days, 24 hours a day, at a display utilization of 20% of pixels as required in
the table below.
Two-Phase Message
CCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCC
CCCCCCCC
and
FFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFF
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Minimum Duration of Continuous
Operation Required Without
Charging
-10 degrees Celsius through to seven (7) consecutive days
+55 degrees Celsius (April 1 to
November 30)
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5.11.3 The PVMS design shall accommodate external charging via a generator or continuous hardwired
power feed. The external charging shall include power conversion equipment required to convert
an input voltage of 115 VAC ± 15%, 60 Hz ± 5% to the required DC voltage and current plus
facilities to protect the batteries from overcharging.
5.11.4 The PVMS design shall accommodate a continuous, hardwired AC power feed with both the
solar panels and batteries removed. The VMS shall include power conversion equipment required
to convert an input voltage of 115 VAC ± 15%, 60 Hz ± 5% to the required DC voltage and
current to maintain all VMS sign functions and components, including raising and lowering the
signcase.
5.11.5 All electrical/electronic components shall be of modular, interchangeable, plug-in type
fabrication and shall be standard manufacturers’ components and CSA certified, where possible.
All electrical/electronic components shall either be located inside locked compartments or if
exposed, shall be secured in a manner to minimize the potential for unauthorized disconnection.
The PVMS shall be ESA certified.
5.11.6 All exposed cables and cable harnesses shall be heavy-duty marine type salt-resisting. All
exposed and internal connectors shall be keyed to prevent accidental incorrect connections and
incorporate a mechanical locking mechanism. All exposed connectors shall be water tight to
reduce pin/socket corrosion.
5.12
Local PVMS Control
5.12.1 The PVMS shall provide a high contrast, field hardened, weather-proofed display screen and
keypad suitably installed within the controller cabinet to sustain normal shock and vibration
experienced during PVMS transportation.
5.12.2 Local PVMS control shall be available when the PVMS is energized by either battery power or
continuous hardwired AC power.
5.12.3 The local PVMS control user interface shall be easy to use and menu driven. The use of complex
commands or syntax shall not be permitted.
5.12.4 Local PVMS control shall provide a minimum two level password protection to selected menus
and options. Level one users shall have access to “diagnostics”, and “sign control functions”.
Level two users shall have access to “sign configurations”, “communications configurations”,
“user management”, and a “message editor”.
5.12.5 As a minimum, the level one user “diagnostics” shall provide current date and time, current
battery charging and draining voltages, display element module failures, GPS latitude and
longitude details, signface attitude and current displayed message content.
5.12.6 As a minimum, the level one user “sign control functions” shall provide the ability to view and
display a message or message sequence.
5.12.7 As a minimum, the level two user “message editor” shall provide the ability to create, view and
edit any changeable messages and message sequences. Messages and message sequences may
consist of up to a maximum of 2 pages, where each page contains up to 3 lines, and each line
contains up to 12 characters. The message editor shall include selecting desired sign protocol
font, page and line justifications and page display times for individual message lines and pages.
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The interface shall permit knowledgeable users to include any supported protocol tags within any
message text. The ability to display messages more than 2 phases shall be disabled.
5.12.8 As a minimum, the level two user “sign configurations” shall provide the ability to create, view
and edit the local date and time, all required non-volatile settings including communications and
power loss messages and default settings, including sign protocol font, page and line
justifications, and page times.
5.12.9 As a minimum, the level two user “communications configurations” shall provide the ability to
view and edit all required PVMS network settings. The PVMS network setting shall include a
static IP address, network mask and port, gateway settings, and the sign’s protocol default
administrator community string and Internet Transport Profile.
5.12.10 As a minimum, the level two user “user management” shall provide the ability to create, view
and edit up to four (4) user names, passwords and assigning access level one or two to each
individual user.
5.12.11 The MTO2 font shall be loaded to the controller in slots 1 and 2. The MTO4 font shall be loaded
to the controller in slot 3. All other factory default fonts shall be removed from the all sign
controllers.
5.13
PVMS Controller
5.13.1
General
The PVMS controller shall be IP addressable and provide an externally accessible and suitable labelled
twisted pair Ethernet (10baseT or 100baseT) female DTE RJ-45 port required for NTCIP 2104. The
PVMS controller shall provide an externally accessible male DTE DB-9 serial port as required for NTCIP
2101. The PVMS controller shall provide other externally accessible ports (Ethernet or serial) as required
for local PVMS control and communications to various PVMS components. The PVMS controller shall
concurrently accept commands from both the externally accessible Ethernet and serial port and local
PVMS control.
5.13.2
Global Positioning Systems Integration
5.13.2.1
The PVMS controller shall interface directly to the GPS receiver via a hard-wired
connection.
5.13.2.2
The PVMS controller shall extract the latitude and longitude location data from the GPS
receiver once per minute, then update the required latitude and longitude object values.
5.13.3
Electronic Compass Integration
5.13.3.1
The PVMS controller shall interface directly to the electronic compass via a hard-wired
connection.
5.13.3.2
The PVMS controller shall extract the required sign display facing data from the
electronic compass at least once per minute, then update the required bearing object
value.
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6.
EQUIPMENT – Not Used
7.
CONSTRUCTION
7.1
All electrical installations shall meet the requirements of Ontario Electrical Safety Code and be
inspected by the ESA.
7.2
The PVMS shall be tested prior to delivery to ensure conformance with the requirements. The
modems shall be installed and configured as part of the sign delivery.
7.3
Delivery
PVMS signs shall be delivered to a location designated by the Contract Administrator.
7.4
Quality Control
7.4.1
Contractor is responsible for all testing and documentation required to establish approval and
acceptance of installation and operation of this equipment.
7.4.2
Contractor is responsible for ensuring the PVMS supplied is in conformance with the model that
has been approved under the DSM. Any modifications to the PVMS shall be submitted to the
Contract Administrator in writing for approval prior to ordering the equipment.
7.4.3
Contractor shall conduct Pre-Installation Testing prior to the initial deployment of the PVMS.
The Contractor shall prepare the test plan and submit the test results to the Contract
Administrator.
7.4.4
The following table details the clauses within this Special Provision, which are to be validated
through the PIT, POP, and SIT processes as indicated:
CLAUSE
PIT
5.2.16
√4
5.2.17
√4
5.3.2
√
5.3.4
√
5.3.8
√
√
√
√5
5.4.3
5.6.1
SIT1
√
5.3.5
√
√
√3
5.6.4
√
5.7.1
√
√3
5.8.1
√
√3
5.9.1.2
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CLAUSE
PIT
5.9.3.1
√
5.9.4.1
√
5.9.5.2
√
POP1
SIT1
√
5.9.7.3
5.11.5
√
5.12.3
√2
5.12.11
√3
√3
√3
5.13.1
√3
√3
√3
7.2
√
Testing Footnotes:
1
The POP and SIT testing shall be conducted for each PVMS deployment.
2
Testing to include demonstration of operation with the VMS Controller Unit including
demonstration of the use of all software commands which are capable of operating the
pixels:
• display test message;
• modify message;
• create module failure and obtain status report;
• GPS location;
• signface bearing;
• battery status.
3
The Contractor shall carry out testing to ensure that the PVMS and PVMS Controller
perform to the specified standards when used in operation with the cellular modem and
MTO central software:
• download and upload messages;
• display message;
• create module failure and obtain status report;
• GPS location;
• signface bearing;
• battery status.
4
Visibility tests including test drives during day and night conditions to verify the
legibility.
5
PVMS to be set up when deployed in the field to optimize the solar charging.
8.
QUALITY ASSURANCE – Not Used
9.
MEASUREMENT FOR PAYMENT
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Measurement of the number of portable variable message signs, trailer mounted, is by Plan Quantity, as
may be revised by Adjusted Plan Quantity.
The unit of measurement is each.
10.
BASIS OF PAYMENT
Payment at the Contract price for the above item shall be full compensation for all labour, Equipment and
Materials required to do the work including delivery, installation, testing and the production of all
drawings, text and test results, except for SIT which is paid for under a separate item.
NOTES TO DESIGNER:
*
The Designer shall approve the need for the PVMS and their quantity with the MTO Traffic
Office
WARRANTS:
May 2014
1.
2.
Always with this item.
Always with tender item Portable Variable Message Signs, Relocation*
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