MVMS, the mobile variable message sign company, say they “have pulled on the jersey and laced up the boots to help prevent a possible crowd scrum” at the Rugby World Cup (RWC).
They’re supplying the ITS technology to help crowd control at the tournament’s Twickenham, Wembley Stadium and Olympic Park matches.
MVMS signs can also be found at the local railway stations providing advance commuter information about fixtures and disruptions to services.
MVMS have previously supplied signs in Baku for the European Games in June and the London 2012 Olympics.
Twickenham is the home of England Rugby and host stadium for RWC 2015, with more than 80,000 spectators expected at that venue alone during each game. As the largest dedicated rugby ground in the world, Twickenham Stadium is ensuring the huge crowds do not pose a problem to the area by providing detailed information on the various transport links for bus, rail and taxis in the locality.
The mobile variable message signs are solar powered, highly visible and easily deployed in minutes, which the company says makes them perfect for promotion or crowd management during large events.