Data Signs Timeline

Data Signs (Australia), a family business, commenced manufacturing in 1976 as a Programmable Message Sign manufacturer. Arnold Venema (CEO) started the company with his father, Arend Venema. Our product range has progressed through the years as Data Signs has endeavoured to embrace the very latest in LED technology to become a leader in all facets of electronic sign manufacturing. We are known in the industry for our exceptional reliability and innovative products; both in terms of hardware design and functionality. Data Signs' continued growth has been attributed to its ability to respond to customer-specific requirements.

  • 2018

    RM32D

    Introducing the RM32D Controller

    Since 2011, the RM Series Controller has provided Data Signs customers with a stable and reliable platform for managing sign technology in an innovative way.

    To continue to provide customers with the highest quality equipment to support efficient traffic management, Data Signs has released the new RM32D Controller. The improved controller allows access to the 4G network to offer more reliable communications from the sign to WebVMS2 – a cloud-based technology offering full redundancy and security while seamlessly enabling customers to monitor and program messages on Data Signs’ products from anywhere with any internet-enabled device.

  • 2018

    VSLS

    Variable Speed Limit Signs

    Data Signs launches its type C size VSLS, a full matrix LED display capable of displaying alpha numeric data, allowing speed sizes and short safety instructions to be displayed, and a multiple ring LED annulus programmable to flash inner rings.

    Our VSLS is ideal for areas requiring enforceable temporary speed limits and is effective in reducing motorists' speed approaching roadworks and temporary speed restricted areas.

  • 2018

    National Training

    Data Signs is delighted to offer an in-depth training program for our products through our National Training Program.

  • 2018

    Perth WA

    New branch in Perth, WA

    Data Signs opens a new Assembly Plant in Perth, WA.

  • 2017

    Compact PTL

    Compact Portable Traffic Lights (PTL-CP)

    Data Signs introduces the PTL COMPACT, based on the same technology that has made our trailer-based Portable Traffic Lights the market leader.

    200mm PTL lanterns designed by Data Signs. Tested and certified for use.

    Light sensors fitted to alter brightness depending on ambient light conditions.

    Amber rear beacon fitted as per AS 4191-2015.

    Easy setup in three steps and then controlled effortlessly via the PTL Handheld Remote, no pairing required.

  • 2017

    Travel Time

    Travel Time via WebVMS

    Use your 5 colour VMS to display Travel Time data to passing drivers on a stretch of road.

    The Travel Time features makes use of the GPS location of a Sign to obtain and display the time it currently takes to travel to the next Sign or a fixed location.

  • 2016

    National Service & Support

    National Service and Support

    Data Signs offers scheduled servicing as part of our premium care package to ensure your product provides years of reliable performance.

  • 2016

    Celebrating 40 Years

    Data Signs marks its 40th Anniversary.

  • 2016

    AppVMS

    Data Signs AppVMS™ is a feature-rich app developed for Data Signs' customers. Download from Apple App Store and Google Play.

  • 2015

    2015

    Data Signs receives Type Approval from the RMS in New South Wales for our ArrowBoard Type C.

  • 2014

    2014
    2014

    Data Signs opens a new large Assembly Plant in Ormeau (Brisbane), Queensland.

  • 2013

    2013

    Data Signs opens Assembly Plant in Yatala, Queensland.

  • 2013

    2013

    Data Signs’ Portable Traffic Lights receive Type Approval from the RMS in New South Wales.

  • 2013

    2013

    ISO 9001 certification awarded to Data Signs.

  • 2012

    2012

    WebVMS released, a web-based application to track, monitor and control Data Signs’ products.

  • 2010

    2010

    Data Signs develops and releases the world-first five colour Variable Message Sign.

  • 2010

    2010

    2010

    Data Signs develops and releases its own Portable Traffic Light Controllers and Remote Control unit.

  • 2009

    2009

    2009

    Department of Transport in UAE awards tender through our agent AMG for purchase of a large quantity of VMS400 just in time for the first Abu Dhabi Formula 1 held at Yass Island.

  • 2008

    2008

    VMS Fleet Manager soſtware developed and released, to remotely track and update Data Signs VMS.

  • 2008

    2008

    Data Signs opens Service Centre in Minto, New South Wales.

  • 2008

    2008

    A court proceeding between Data Signs Pty Ltd and Bartco Traffic Equipment was settled out of court in favour of Data Signs.

  • 2007

    2007

    Data Signs opens Service Centre in Yatala (Brisbane), Queensland.

  • 2006

    2006

    2006

    Data Signs exports VMS to Dubai for the construction of the tunnel to Atlantis Hotel.

  • 2006

    2006

    Data Signs moves into a larger facility in Grace Court, Sunshine West, Victoria.

  • 2003

    2003

    Call System developed and installed for Virgin Blue, Brisbane Airport.

  • 2002

    2002

    2002

    2002

    Geelong College outdoor scoreboard installation, Illawarra Turf Club signage installation.

  • 2000

    2000

    Data Signs moves into a factory in Vella Drive, Sunshine West, Victoria.

  • 1999

    1999

    1999

    Data Signs VMS displays fixed onto trailers built by Third Party.

  • 1976 to 1995

    1976 Mr. Arnold Venema
    Late 1970's

    Developed first incandescent then LED-based single and multi-line signs for various applications.

  • 1994

    1994

    Taxi Sign installation in over 1000 taxis in Victoria, completed job late 1996.

  • 1976

    1976 Rev. Arend Venema
    28th October, 1929 – 2nd January, 2006

    Data Signs, a family business, commenced manufacturing in 1976 as a Programmable Message Sign manufacturer.