Color Message Signs

WVTM-5C

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Wanco Color Message Signs let you create messages like you never could before. Using Wanco computer software, you can create and combine graphic symbols with text to make bright, colorful messages that stand out. Design your own symbols, import your corporate logo and more. Add text, make multiple message screens and even create simple animations.

Features

  • Small footprint fits almost anywhere
  • Full-matrix, 5-color message display
  • Includes software for creating custom messages
  • Touchscreen controller with intuitive interface
  • Maintenance-free batteries

Message Design

  • Message Graphics computer software included for creating custom messages
  • Create, import and edit graphics
  • Add and format text
  • Export messages to sign and save files for copying and editing

Setup

  • Under 1800 pounds, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard 2-inch ball coupler tow-hitch
  • Hydraulic lift allows one person to easily raise and lower the message board
  • Tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning
  • Single disc brake holds message board in place during operation, and a cradle
    supports and holds board in travel position

Operation

  • Five-color full-matrix display
  • Full-color touchscreen controller or user-supplied laptop with Wanco software
  • Wanco computer software for designing messages
  • Individual color brightness control for improving contrast
  • Preprogrammed and MUTCD-standard messages
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts
  • Internal clock facilitates schedule programming
  • High-efficiency LEDs for high legibility
  • Energy-efficient operation

Power System

  • Energy-efficient operation for long run times
  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • Auto-charger shuts down when batteries are fully charged, preventing damage
  • Built-in AC charger for manual charging
  • Cooling fans prevent overheating
  • Battery box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access

Maintenance

  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • 15-amp AC charger
  • Individual display modules can be replaced easily
  • Standard 15-inch trailer tires
  • Heavy-duty bolt-on steel fenders can be replaced if damaged
  • Durable powder-coat finish resists the elements

Standards

  • NTCIP compliant

Options

Power system

  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Additional solar

Tow hitch

  • Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball and 2 1/2-inch pintle hook

Other options

Some options may not be available for aftermarket installation. Please consult factory.

Specifications

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Weight

Approx. 1763 lbs. (800kg)

Construction

Trailer

MIG-welded, 2 x 3-inch steel tubing

Sign cabinet

Aluminum sheet and welded channels

Coating

Powder-coated and oven-baked

Axle assembly

2000-lb. capacity
5 on 4.5-inch BC idler hub
Double eye leaf springs

Tires

ST205/75 D15

Display

Resolution

Five triads of color LEDs form each pixel

Colors

Red, Blue, Green, Amber, White

Matrix

60 pixels wide, 32 pixels high

Angularity

Designed for 50-degree total viewing

Smallest characters

4 lines, 12 characters

Largest characters

1 line, 5 characters

Graphics

Preprogrammed and custom

Interface

Touchscreen

Full color, backlit, 7-inch display
Capacitive touch panel
800 × 480 pixels, W × H

User-interface

Menu-based, provides access to all sign functions including programming messages

Graphics software

Wanco Graphics program

PC-based software provides the tools necessary for creating custom color messages

System requirements

Any computer running Microsoft Windows

Power

Batteries

Three 4D AGM, 12 Vdc

Battery capacity

600 Ah total

Battery charger

45 A

Solar panels

260 W

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Specifications subject to change without notice.

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