Remote Communications

The Wanco remote communications system 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.

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  • 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

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

Network technologyAT&T LTE with fallback to HSPA+, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS
VZW LTE with fallback to EV-DO Rev. A, CDMA EV-DO (Rev. 0), CDMA 1xRTT
BandsLTE 700MHz
CDMA/EV-DO 800, 1900
HSPA/HSPA+ 900/2100
GPRS 900/1800/1900
GPS technologyPrecision GPS with active antenna port
Garmin FMI support
LED indicatorsNetwork
Signal strength
Standards/ApprovalsFCC, Industry Canada
RoHS compliant
CE, E-Mark
Mil-Spec 810-F, IP64
Class 1 Div 2
AT&T and Verizon Wireless Certified
System requirementsMicrosoft® Windows® (most versions)
.NET framework
Dial-up or Internet connectivity

†Specifications subject to change without notice.

Two components are necessary for remote communications: an IP 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, access accessories such as Wanco radar.

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