2 BERGHAUSNEWS INTERTRAFFIC 2018 in Amsterdam – thank you for your visit! With around 900 exhibitors from 49 countries and more than 32,000 trade visitors from 138 nations (as of 2018), INTERTRAFFIC Amsterdam is the world’s largest and best-known innovation platform for (sustainable) mobility solutions, products and services in the areas of infrastructure, traffic management and traffic safety as well as parking. This year, Berghaus traffic engineering was again represented at the INTERTRAFFIC in Amsterdam. We provided information about the latest innovations in mobile traffic engineering and presented interested trade visitors with mobile traffic light systems, as well as mobile road restraint systems from our extensive production and delivery program at our exhibition booth directly at the main entrance in Hall 1 from 20 to 23 March. Thank you very much for visiting our exhibition booth, for getting to know and meeting us again, for the many stimulating discussions and your great interest in our products. Continued from Page 1 New Firmware 5.0.2 available With the currently available firmware update, Version 5.0 or later, we have been able to make operating Service Control GPS even more user-friendly. The allocation of RFID identification tags becomes clearer. For example, when carrying out his regular maintenance tours, the maintenance technician can now hear an acoustic message if a construction project has one or two identification tags, when logging in at the site. Service Control GPS works according to the following principle (firmware Version 5.0 or later): One Service Control GPS is permanently issued to each maintenance technician. During the first maintenance tour, the identification tags mounted on the construction site are stored for the first time in the Service Control GPS according to their allocation (construction sites with one or two identification tags). During all subsequent maintenance tours, the technician logs in on site at the now known construction site with his Service Control GPS. To do this, he swipes over the RFID identification tag (start tag) permanently mounted at the construction site. The maintenance technician receives an acoustic signal as to whether the construction project has one or two identification tags. An inner-city construction project or a traffic light intersection are often only equipped with one identification tag, as it is usually possible to return to the starting point of maintenance. Logging in for the start of maintenance and logging out after the end of the maintenance tour are, therefore, always carried out at the same tag (start tag = end tag). A construction project on a main road or motorway, on the other hand, is usually equipped with two identification tags, as it is not possible to return to the starting point of the maintenance tour. Logging in and logging out, therefore, take place at two different identification tags (start tag and separate end tag). If both identification tags are allocated to the construction site’s Service Control GPS once, it does not matter from which side the maintenance tour is started. Both tags are identified as a pair belonging to a construction project and are always documented as such. The individual number of the identification tag (start tag), which cannot be influenced and is permanently allocated to the construction site, is read in electronically, after which a maintenance log with date and time is opened on site. Service Control GPS now calls up maintenance criteria step by step that have to be checked according to Point 7 (6) of the Additional Technical Contract Conditions and Guidelines for the Work Involved in Safeguarding Road Works. During the dialogue procedure, the inspection and maintenance work to be carried out is queried in sequence as plain text in accordance with the Additional Technical Contract Conditions and Guidelines for the Work Involved in Safeguarding Road Works and documented by the technician in the Service Control GPS: warning lights, signage and lighting, LED road signs, markings (colour, foil or buttons), mobile traffic jam warning and mobile traffic lights, safety devices / guidance elements, cleanliness of safety materials, beacons, accident damage. Defective materials or accident damage at the construction site are noted in the Service Control GPS and, therefore, an actual state of traffic protection is recorded at the time of this check. The maintenance technician then specifies the scope of items he has repaired and confirms each individual task after checking. Only after checking all prescribed maintenance work is it possible to log out of the construction site (final tag). When logging out on site, the date, time and GPS coordinates are recorded using satellite. In this way, every single maintenance tour is electronically documented in the Service Control GPS and can be sorted out in the office according to construction sites and printed out forgery-proof. The system calculates a checksum for each documented maintenance and specifies it in the printout. As proof of regular maintenance of the construction site, the printed reports can be submitted to the competent 028900A07E RFID authorities (with exact location, date, time and scope of the work). Service Control GPS can store up to 1,000 maintenance operations. The further advantages of maintenance recording by Service Control GPS are obvious: safe and non-manipulable documentation of the executed control runs via the control printout; omission of hand-written daily reports; simple plain text specification of the maintenance work to be carried out in accordance with Additional Technical Contract Conditions and Guidelines for the Work Involved in Safeguarding Road Works (ZTV-SA 97). All maintenance-relevant criteria must be confirmed individually in the Service Control GPS; it is not possible to log out from the construction site beforehand. With Service Control GPS, you can prove beyond any doubt that you have conscientiously fulfilled your obligation as to traffic safeguarding. Companies also get a comprehensive overview of how much time is required for each individual construction site. In addition, the exact amount of defective material (e.g. beacon lights) is recorded and which ones had to be replaced. This data is important for a possible recalculation of a construction project. Likewise, clients or road construction authorities can now receive reliable proof that and when the specified construction site inspections within the framework of traffic safeguarding obligations were carried out on site according to the specifications of the Additional Technical Contract Conditions and Guidelines for the Work Involved in Safeguarding Road Work (ZTV-SA 97). Service Control GPS allows practical experience to be incorporated into our firmware and made available to all customers as software updates if required. It is also possible to adapt the functionality of Service Control GPS to other task areas or to extend it for other industries. For use outside of Germany, we can tailor menu language, function and control criteria individually to respective national requirements. Please ask us – we will be glad to make you an appropriate offer. If you wish to update your Service Control GPS to the new firmware, please contact us. Is your device technically and optically flawless? Then we can offer you a quick replacement. Please print out all required maintenance tours from the Service Control GPS on paper and archive them. After consulting with us, we will send you a replacement device with new firmware as you return your deleted old device to us.
BERGHAUSNEWS 3 Mobile LED warning board now also in RGB full colour NEW: Now also in RGB! With its bright, full-colour LED technology, the MV-LED RGB mobile forewarning system actively warns of day construction sites, areas of operation and danger in traffic accidents as well as temporarily changed traffic routes – including at events. The two LED display panels of the MV-LED RGB are photometrically tested in accordance with EN 12966 and are modularly constructed one on top of the other. The upper LED panel, which is preferably used to display traffic signs in the form of circles or triangles, is equipped with LEDs to display RGB full colour (48 x 48 px) – as is the lower LED display panel (64 x 80 px). Thus, on both LED panels, each over the entire surface, there is full colour display traffic signs, text information, animated graphics and symbols in RGB technology, if desired also with separately insertable additional texts and metre information. The automatic light intensity adjustment to ambient brightness ensures good perception at all times. A BASt-tested LED dual warning light system (Ø 340 mm) is also fitted as standard to the right and left of the upper display panel. The display boards of the MV- LED RGB are folded down with the display surface during transport and are thus protected against direct weather influences. Before use in winter, the display surface does not have to be cleared of snow. The LED panels are lifted and lowered by a spindle lift motor. For transport, the panels are locked electro-mechanically when folded down. The mobile forewarning MV-LED RGB is mounted on a hot-dip galvanised non-braked 750 kg trailer with parking brake. The trailer is equipped as standard with heightadjustable drawbar with interchangeable DIN eye and ball head towing device and is approved for speeds up to 100 km/h. The mobile LED pre-warning board can be towed alternatively by passenger cars or trucks. The spacious battery compartment in the chassis of the warning board offers sufficient space for up to two batteries and, if desired, for a charger. The optionally available radio remote control can also be stored overnight in the battery compartment and simultaneously recharged ready for use. MV-LED RGB is manufactured in such a way that it can easily be inserted into the mobile AM 4 TL warning trailer, also manufactured by Berghaus, if required for transport to the construction site. For example, only a single towing vehicle is required for the mobile warning trailer and mobile pre-warner. Flexible full-colour display - freely programmable. Operation is very simple and can be done intuitively via the control panel on the warning board. As an option, a radio remote control for all functions, with a backlit graphical LC display and active feedback is available. Using this, the MV-LED RGB can also be operated while driving. All full-colour traffic signs, pictograms, symbols and fonts, also as moving tickers, are saved in bitmap image format and can be individually created by the user on the PC. The easy-to-understand editing software in German and the USB 2.0 interface cable for programming are already standard equipment at Berghaus. A selection of the most important traffic signs, texts and animated graphics are pre-programmed ex works. This means that the MV-LED RGB mobile warning board can be used immediately. Symbol photo DTM at the Norisring in Nuremberg The Norisring has been a highlight in the DTM racing calendar for years. It is the atmosphere that makes this racing event at Nuremberg’s Zeppelin Field so special. The Norisring is the only remaining street circuit in Germany. The 2.3 km long route is also called the „Franconian Monaco“ because of its very special flair. AVS secures Brandenburg’s first PPP motorway project A10 / A24 AVS has been awarded the contract for traffic safety for the six-lane extension and fundamental renewal of Motorways A10 and A24 in Brandenburg. This is the sixth PPP motorway project in Germany for which AVS is carrying out the long-term traffic safety. For the 76th time, the Motorsport Club Nuremberg (MCN) presented the traditional race weekend at the Norisring, which besides the two DTM races, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the FHR 100-Mile-Trophy, offered a varied supporting programme at the Zeppelin field from 22nd to 24th June. The material to secure the traffic at this major event came again this year from AVS Nuremberg. For example, safety beacons were set up to separate the spectator area from the waiting area of the Formula 3 cars in front of the track entrance. Temporary traffic control was set up for the construction of the grandstands. AVS also made available a large number of traffic control cones, which MCN’s many helpers then used to optimally guide the arriving visitor vehicles into the parking areas. Individual signs Photo: ITR GmbH, DTM media team for the management of the spectators on the event site were provided by AVS. The DTM races at the Norisring were broadcast by Sat.1 live on TV. Mobile concrete pedestals and lattice masts were installed, which are actually used in AVS’s daily work to set up mobile traffic lights and to span cables. Here they were used at interesting points on the circuit for mounting cameras that recorded the race live. For the AVS road safety teams, the annual racing events at the Norisring are nothing new anymore, but they always offer an interesting event and a change from the everyday. Therefore, it is only understandable that some of AVS Nürnberg GmbH’s employees engaged with the MotorSportClub Nürnberg e. V. on a voluntary basis. The A10 and A24 between the motorway junction (AD) Pankow and the junction (AS) Neuruppin are among the busiest routes in the capital region. They will be extended or renewed in less than five years without interrupting operations in order to cope with future traffic volumes. The former four-lane A10 between the Havelland and Pankow intersections will be extended to six-lanes for approximately 30 km. At the same time, a bottleneck in the Berlin motorway ring road will disappear, which has led to many traffic jams in the past. The four-lane, approximately 30 km long section of the A24 between AS Neuruppin and AS Kremmen will be completely renewed, whereby the hard shoulder will be widened to temporarily release sections for traffic, depending on the traffic volume. As part of the motorway project, a bridge will also be demolished and 38 new bridges constructed, 28 of which will be replacements and 10 newly built. Construction work on some 60 kilometres of motorway in the capital region is to be completed as early as 2022. At the time of going to press, the extensions for the future 4+0 traffic management were built in five sections on both the A10 and the A24. The new AVS team at Oranienburg, with the support of colleagues from Dresden, had already set up the appropriate traffic safety on a length of about 30 km for this purpose.