Introduced in 1990, The Luminator MAX2000 was poised to be the next generation of mass transit displays. Older models could be updated via a Luminator Message Transfer Unit device (or MTU, a small yellow box with an 8-character LCD display). The MAX2000 is most recognizable by its use of a white or blue fluorescent light ballast. The MAX2000 would be discontinued in 1998 with the introduction of the Luminator MAX3000.
The MAX2000 was made into in a variety of configurations to fit different needs (front-side display, passenger-side or driver-side, rear-side display, and in some cases, some signs would be oriented inward, facing towards passengers). Early models were controlled by brains housed in the front sign, but later models would be controlled by Luminator's ODK3 control unit.
|ODK 2||2 x 20||6" x 3" x 2"||
|ODK 3||16 x 128||6" x 3" x 2"||
|MegaMAX 2000||16 x 112||6' x 1' x 4"||Used most often as front signs in Gillig, Orion, MCI, and more buses.|
|MiniMAX 2000||16 x 112||4' x 9" x 3"|
|MAX 2000 Front||7 x 90||3' x 1' x 4"|
|MAX 2000 Side||7 x 90||3' x 5" x 3"||Used most often as side destination signs in Gillig, Orion, MCI, and more buses.|
|MAX 2000 Rear||7 x 23||Unknown||Used most often as rear route signs in Gillig, Orion, TMC RTS, and more buses.|
|MAX 2000 Rear||14 x 28||Unknown||Used most often as rear route signs in buses with rear windows.|
|MAX 2000 Side||7 x 30||Unknown||Used most often as side route signs in Flxible buses.|