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Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
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The most expensive component of any traffic signal system is typically a communications System to interconnect intersection controllers together, and link them to a central monitoring computer.
In a typical signal system deployment, a fiber optic communications system will serve an agency four to five times longer than most other field components.
The contract will include the supply of a new signaling system for the Norwegian railway network and will also include 25-year life of the new signal system and maintenance of the new signaling system.
b) Delivery of signal systems to fully renovated lines and new lines
Harris County Is Seeking Bids For A Term Contract For Installation And Modification Of Traffic Signal Systems And Related Improvements For One (1) Year Beginning Approximately December 1, 2015.
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This project will reduce long - term costs by extending the service life of traffic signal systems.
ALSTOM has been supplying signal systems and products for more than 95 years to New York City Transit and its predecessors- the BMT, IND and IRT lines.