August 26, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric to Conduct Trial of Dynamic Sign for International Standardization
Mitsubishi Electric will conduct a formal trial of its dynamic sign, a new technology that allows the projection of animated images such as directions and alerts onto the floors of public facilities and other buildings. The trial aims to advance the international standardization of symbols used in dynamic sign as well as their application. Mitsubishi Electric will conduct the trial at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Chofu City, Tokyo. The trial will be conducted during the men’s international wheelchair basketball competition Mitsubishi Electric WORLD CHALLENGE CUP 2019 being hosted there from August 29 to September 1, 2019.
The deployment of dynamic sign will make it easier and more convenient for visitors to find their way around large facilities. Mitsubishi Electric aims to thereby contribute to the realization of a society affording everyone equal ease of access, as well as to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Although animated dynamic sign has already been deployed in Japan and in other countries, there are currently no agreed standards governing visibility or the symbols used. This trial, a Japan-led global initiative, constitutes the first attempt to standardize its application and usage.