Alcatel and Southport Engineering Sign Service

Flip Dot destination systems

At Lonsdale Street Auto Electrics, we supply and fit a wide range of public transport destination signs, including the original electromagnetic flip dot with individual LED illumination. This system provides unsurpassed visibility for both day and night destination sign applications.

Advantages include:

  • Simple and fast programming in a Windows-based program
  • Wide range of fonts, text options and graphic messages
  • Reliability and maintenance-free operation
  • Dot LED grid up to 256 x 28 dots in size
  • Dot size options 10 or 15mm diameter
  • Slimline enclosures from 55mm
  • Low power consumption
  • Excellent visibility


  • Controller controls electronic destination signs compatible according to the VDV 300 IBS guidelines
  • Displays, configuration and database version and diagnostic report available on power-up.
  • Easy-to-navigate up/down keys to select destination
  • Up to 10,000 message-capacity
  • Emergency message function
  • Large LCD graphic display
  • Optional GPS interface
  • Date and time display

LED destination systems

Our LED systems offer high luminous amber LED signs which feature elliptic radiation characteristics and UV filtering that enhances readability and eliminates reflections. If required the software also allows LED signs to be mixed with DOT-LED sign systems.

The LED BS 310 series are available in matrix formats 8 x 32 to 24 x 192 standard products using amber 590 nm LEDs and RS 485 or IBIS Interface.

New enhanced software enables:

  • New USB control unit replaces compact flash card unit
  • Static and scrolling text displayable on the same sign
  • Text scrolling in any section of the sign
  • Adjustable scrolling screen


  • Upgraded display with a wide range of fonts, text options and graphic messages
  • Simple and fast programming in a Windows-based program
  • Reliability and maintenance-free operation
  • Low power consumption
  • Scrolling text function
  • Excellent visibility

Alcatel and Southport Engineering

Lonsdale Street Auto Electrics is proud to announce that we offer a seamless continuation of our service, repairs, spare parts and software support for Alcatel and Southport Engineering destination signs.

Click here to download our destination sign information.