Audible Beacon Device

Product Overview:

The Audible Beacon Device (ABD) is an innovative product designed to enhance the safety of visually impaired pedestrians at intersections. The ABD emits a distinct and percussive locator tone, to aid pedestrians in the final two-thirds of the crosswalk during the pedestrian change interval. The ABD is mounted either on the pedestrian signal head at the destination end of the crosswalk or to a pole at a height of 7-10 feet to meet MUTCD regulations. Pedestrians can activate the ABD’s destination beacon feature when turned on through the PedConnex utility. Its flexible design and trunnion bracket allow for easy positioning at the intersection that serves as the destination for crosswalk users ensuring audible signals reach all users throughout the crossing.

About the Product:

In addition to being able to provide destination beaconing to pedestrians, the ABD serves as an extension to standalone independent APS devices. With a markedly louder volume than APS units alone, the Audible Beacon Device can deliver all typical messages expected from an APS. Moreover, it features specific volume settings tailored for day and night, ensuring sound is delivered precisely when and where needed. The ABD can act as an Audible Information Device when used at an RRFB utilizing a passive detection device. The ABD can be programmed to play all necessary audible messages required by the MUTCD for RRFBs. This allows for the removal of a physical push button by simply pairing the ABD with a passive detection device since the ABD has no vibrotactile response. While the Audible Beacon Device is configured at our factory, it also offers customization options at the intersection via a USB or Bluetooth® connectivity, facilitated through our intuitive mobile app, PedConnex®.


Product Information:

Item Description Audible Beacon Device (does not include SPI)
Part Number 501-0211C


Compatible Signal Power Interface (SPI):

Item Description Standard SPI – 120 AC SPI XC – 120 AC SPI – 48 VDC
Part Number 501-0300 501-0301 501-0303


  • Textured black

Installation Options:

  • Beacon Mount (FS)
  • BBU Mount

Features and Benefits


  • Powered with 48 VDC or 120 AC SPI (can use existing SPI in APS unit)
  • Plays audio messages from your APS unit at a louder volume
  • Countdown modes from the ped head (APS required)
  • Customizable time of day and night volume settings
  • Customizable sound directionality

Key Benefits:

  • Compatible with all PedSafety independent PedSafety APS units
  • Easy installation process with adjustable station angles
  • ABD can be mounted to the ped head, an adjacent traffic signal pole, or an adjoining traffic signal pole
  • Standard Bluetooth® interface for updates (eliminating the need for a ladder or bucket truck)
  • Flexible and adaptable uses
  • Enables true destination beaconing

What's Included?

  • Audible Beacon Device unit
  • Trunnion bracket for mounting
  • Mounting hardware
  • Bluetooth® interface
  • USB programming cable
  • Customized voice messages (if needed)
  • PedConnex® utility

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