Vista System International, a world leader in Modular Curved Frame Technology (MCFT), recently supplied a complete wayfinding solution to one of the leading sign professional in South Africa, for installation at the first four train stations of the new state-of-the-art rapid rail network in Gauteng, SA.
For the last 3 years the team at Red Hand, Vista Systemâ€™s South African distributor, has been working closely with the Architects on the specification of the way-finding signage for the Gautrain project. The project was installed successfully and in time for the FIFA World cup 2010.
Vista System was the obvious choice for a project of this nature as it compliments the design & atmosphere in the Gautrain stations. Vista System is also the only MCFT (Modular Curved Frame Technology) System that could cover all signage aspects of the project using one system without having to use multiple systems from various vendors which streamlined the process.
Also of importance to the Architect was the fact that Vista System has been certified as GREEN and friendly to the environment.
The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapid rail network in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises of two links, namely a link between Pretoria and Johannesburg and a link between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Apart from the three anchor stations on these two links, seven other stations will be linked by approximately 80 kilometers of rail along the route.
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Vista System International, a fast growing pioneer and world leader in sign systems and components, now offers a new concept for the sign industry that was developed by sign professionals with the goal of filling a gap between fabricated sign and modular sign systems. MCFT (Modular Curved Frame Technology) offers the best of both worlds by offering the advantages of a modern modular system with the ability to provide a highly customizable solution that meets the unique requirements of each signage project. Vista stocks the entire collection of components from this system for fast delivery from strategically located locations around the world.
MCFT is modular. Standardized units can be assembled in different ways using both standard and custom accessories and attachments. MCFT is curved. It combines the enhanced functionality of a curved shape with the beauty of Euro design into a collection of profiles that keep inserted materials firmly in place using its strong tension grip. MCFT is a frame system that can be used with many types of sign substrates (e.g. plastics, metals, paper, laminates, veneers, etc.) and inserts, thus allowing for the easy and inexpensive updating of signs. MCFT was developed using state-of-the-art technology. It allows the sign professional to participate in the design and development of new ideas for new products, and becomes an integral part of the development process jointly with Vista System by providing new ideas from the field that mirror the market needs. These demands are supported by the quick fabrication capabilities of custom accessories and attachments that mesh with the system extrusions.
Modular Curved Frame Technology also provides many additional advantages vs. other custom fabricated and modular sign systems. It is easy to install and update by even a novice. This saves time and the costs associated with using onsite signage professionals. Clear, concise directions make the installation process fast and easy. MCFT can be dismantled easily for efficient shipping and in many cases can even be shipped via such lower cost delivery services as UPS, FedEx and additional similar delivery companies overseas. It is ideally suited for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications that cover the entire signage project. MCFT was designed for use involving many kinds of signage methods, including engraving, screen printing, photopolymer, ADA, digital printing, and more. It is competitively priced in any currency.