The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA), in conjunction with the NSW Police Force and the Department of Education and Training, introduced a number of initiatives to improve the safety of children around schools over past decades. One of which was the introduction of school zone signs with flashing lights to notify drivers to slow down to 40Kph during school times.
OEM Technology Solutions was awarded the contract to design and develop the integrated electronic sign controller for the sign. The controller monitors the condition of the sign including LEDs, batteries and solar arrays. The controller is in constant communications with the traffic authority via the cellular 3G network.