Metro for Law Enforcement


The Metro Message Sign for law enforcement is our most compact portable message sign, designed for use in metropolitan areas where space is tight. Light enough to be towed by most vehicles, Metro signs feature a full matrix display, outstanding legibility and superior performance.The display is available in two sizes, and a touchscreen controller is included.

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  • All welded structural steel trailer with bolt-on heavy-duty steel fenders
  • Stainless steel hardware where practical
  • Durable powder-coat finish
  • Low weight, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard tow hitch for easy transport
  • Sign on telescoping tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning
  • One person can easily raise, lower and rotate the sign
  • Full-color touchscreen controller, no external controller needed
  • Multi-level password protection limits access to control software
  • AMBER Alert ready
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics simplify message creation
  • Internal clock facilitates built-in schedule programming
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts on all matrix signs
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility and improve performance
  • Maintenance-free batteries on Metro and Color signs reduce cost of ownership
  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • Control box and battery compartment can be locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Large or medium display size
  • 5-color display in large size
Charging system
  • Additional batteries
  • Additional solar power
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.

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Large sign

Medium sign

Large signApprox. 1500 lbs. (680 kg)
Medium signApprox. 1400 lbs. (635 kg)
TrailerMIG-welded, 2 x 3-inch square steel tubing
Sign cabinetAluminum sheet
CoatingPowder-coated and oven-baked
Axle assembly2000-lb. capacity tubular axle
5-hole 4.5-inch bolt circle pattern on idler hub
60-inch wheel track
Double eye leaf springs, 1200-lb. capacity per spring
TiresST205/75 D15
Display — amber
Pixel matrixLarge sign, 60 x 30 pixels
Medium sign, 48 x 30 pixels
34mm pitch
Fonts12 fonts, from 4 x 5 to 11 x 23 pixels
Default font12 in., 5x9 pixels per character
3 lines of 10 characters per line, max. (large sign)
3 lines of 8 characters per line, max. (medium sign)
Display — color
Pixel matrixLarge sign, 50 x 24 pixels
42mm pitch
Control panel interface
7-inch color touchscreen, capacitive response
800 x 480 pixels, W x H
Graphics software — color display
Wanco Graphics message editor
PC-based software
BatteriesTwo 4D AGM 12Vdc batteries
Battery capacity400 Ah
Battery charger15 A
Solar panels85 W

†Specifications subject to change without notice.

The Metro VMS is a compact message sign on a compact trailer. The full-matrix display can present messages as text, graphics or a combination of both, for traffic control, emergency response and special events.

The trailer is easy to maneuver and deploy, particularly in urban areas where traffic is heavy and space is limited. For optimal positioning, the sign rotates independent of the trailer, and its height is fully adjustable using the integrated heavy-duty hand-winch. Power for Metro signs is provided by maintenance-free batteries and a automated solar charging system.

Metro signs use Wanco’s high-resolution touchscreen controller, which features a bright, full-color 7-inch screen with big buttons and an intuitive interface.

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