SWARCO TRAFFIC AMERICAS is proud to announce that our Modular LED Parking Guidance Signs were recently certified to an IP66 rating. The IP Code (International Protection Rating or Ingress Protection Rating) classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects and water in the case of electrical enclosures.
The idea is to provide more detail than the often used term “waterproof.” The first digit reflects the level of protection our signs provide against the ingress of solid objects or dust with 6 being the highest possible score. The second digit concerns protection against harmful ingress of water and ranges from 0 to 8. Scores of 7 or 8 mean the enclosure can be immersed in water without harm.
This significant achievement means SWARCO LED signs are fully protected against dust intrusion and powerful water jets. No other parking technology company can boast this IP66 rating. SWARCO’s parking signs are already known worldwide to endure the harshest of climates, from the frigid climates in the Nordics, to blowing winds in the deserts of the Middle East, to the humidity of South America. This rating simply officially acknowledges what SWARCO has known for a long time.
“This IP66 rating is really the next logical step for SWARCO Parking Guidance Technology,” stated Michael Civitelli, Director of Sales & Business Development for SWARCO Traffic Americas Parking Division. “At SWARCO we are never content to simply satisfy the basic requirements. Anyone can do that. We strive to be the very best so we engineer all our products to ensure they exceed our customers’ expectations. In fact, we are installing over one hundred of these IP66 rated LED signs at Houston Hobby Airport. They will be our standard offering from now on.”
In layman’s terms, water intrusion into parking garage systems is a constant issue for many garage owners. Water intrusion requires ongoing parts replacement, costly repairs and causes system downtime. The name SWARCO is synonymous for reliability, value and technological superiority. It makes perfect sense that Swarco systems are designed to prevent these problems. This IP66 rating simply strengthens that reputation.
SWARCO – the Austrian-based traffic technology corporation of Tyrolean entrepreneur Manfred Swarovski – is an international group providing the complete range of products, systems, services and solutions for road safety and intelligent traffic management. With almost five decades of experience in the industry, SWARCO supports the growing mobility needs of society with turnkey systems and solutions in road marking, urban and interurban traffic control, parking, public transport, detection, infomobility and energy-efficient, LED-based signaling and lighting technology. The Group consists of roughly 80 companies in 24 countries with a total staff of almost 2700 employees and annual revenues of almost half a billion Euro.