Modem Package with GPS

The Wanco Modem Package with GPS allows you to monitor, program and run diagnostics on our variable message signs from a remote location. Remote communication with the sign saves travel time, enhances safety, and reduces the need for training of off-site personnel.


  • Remote control of sign messages
  • Remote monitoring and diagnostics
  • Cellular data-transfer technology
  • LTE with fallbacks
  • Multiple I/O for vehicle telematics
  • Precision GPS built in
  • Programmable alarms
  • Compatible with NTCIP central systems
  • Can be installed on any Wanco message sign

Simple Connectivity

Two components are necessary for remote communications: a modem installed on the message sign and a computer with an Internet connection. The modem is assigned an active data service plan (essentially, a phone number or IP address) that can be accessed (called) from the computer via an Internet browser.

Wanco supplies the modem and can assist the user in setting up wireless service. The user must contract with a cellular carrier (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or similar) and have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer software.

Wanco’s NTCIP remote-access software provides connection information and message sign status, and allows the operator to view—and modify—the message displayed on the sign. With more than one message sign, operators can check power levels on any sign, view alarms and warnings and access accessories such as Wanco Radar for Message Signs.