Somerset next event LED screen

  • After the 2011 floods we received a grant for community messaging. That got us thinking about LED signage. We were impressed by Danthonia's reputation and the previous work they have done with councils.

    Our Danthonia LED signs mostly advertise tourism events, but in the event of a disaster, we can instantly post high-priority announcements - from anywhere. The best thing about our signs is they’re easy to use, they look great and structurally are very robust. They always seem to work and the product and service are excellent.

    Adam Staunton, Disaster Management Officer
    Somerset Regional Council

The Villages of Kilcoy and Fernvale are situated near the Wivenhoe Dam. After the Queensland Floods of January 2011, a better method of communicating emergency information was sought. Council wanted a solution that was both credible and reliable. There were times when mobile networks, internet connections and power were down. These signs draw power from the Visitor Information Centre which has a backup generator. Communication to the board is via a secure 3G connection. This means no cables, no network connections and no internal IT support needed. As an emergency backup, a copy of the editing software is downloaded onto a PC. Messages can be created and then transferred to the screen via a USB memory stick.