Matrix Message Signs


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Full-size, full-matrix Wanco Variable Message Signs are the ideal choice when you need to get information to the public. The full matrix allows the greatest flexibility for displaying any type of message — large or small letters, graphics and symbols. Perfect for a wide variety of applications, a multitude of functions and options make these signs extremely versatile.


  • Easiest programming in the industry
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts make message clear and legible
  • Low power consumption and more uptime
  • 360-degree display rotation for optimal positioning
  • Standard tow hitch and removable drawbar
  • Durable powder-coat finish


  • Under 3000 pounds, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard 2-inch ball coupler tow-hitch
  • Removable drawbar for shipping and for added theft protection
  • Hydraulic lift allows one person to easily raise and lower the message board
  • Tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning
  • Single disc brake holds board in place during operation, while a cradle supports and holds board in travel position


  • Onboard controller, no laptop required
  • Full-color touchscreen controller with high-resolution display
  • Multi-level password protection limits access to control software
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics
  • Easily center each line of text
  • Internal clock facilitates built-in schedule programming
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts make message clear and legible
  • Control box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility and performance
  • Cooling fans protect sign cabinet from overheating
  • Wide footprint provides stability in high wind, while optional outriggers add even more support

Power System

  • Energy-efficient operation results in long run times
  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • Charging system shuts down when batteries are fully charged, preventing damage
  • Unique system allows battery charging with solar panels or commercial power
  • Cooling fan protects battery charger from overheating
  • Battery box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access


  • 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 Compliance

  • NTCIP compliant
  • Meets MUTCD
  • Meets NEMA TS 4-2005 Section 2 for ambient temperature, vibration, shock, electro-static discharge (ESD), and radio interference



  • Hand-operated heavy-duty winch


  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Additional solar

Tow hitch

  • Heavy-duty lunette ring for 3-inch pintle hook
  • Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball and 3-inch pintle hook


  • Hydraulic surge brakes
  • Electric brakes

Other options

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


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Approx. 2640 lbs. (1193 kg)



MIG-welded, 2 x 3-inch steel tubing

Sign cabinet

Aluminum sheet and welded channels


Powder-coated and oven-baked

Axle assembly

3500-lb. capacity
4-inch drop axle
5 on 4.5-inch BC idler hub
Double eye leaf springs


ST205/75 D15



Four amber LEDs form each pixel


48 pixels wide, 27 pixels high


12 fonts

Default font

18 in., 5x7 pixels per character
3 lines of 8 characters per line, max.

Smallest characters

4 lines of 9 characters

Largest characters

1 line of 4 characters

Power — standard


Four 6 Vdc deep-cycle Group 24 batteries, wired in parallel and series for a 12-volt system

Battery capacity

430 Ah total

Battery charger

15 A

Solar panels

130 W

Power — optional


Six 6 Vdc deep-cycle Group 24 batteries, wired in parallel and series for a 12-volt system

Battery capacity

645 Ah total

Battery charger

45 A

Solar panels

170 to 390 W

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Specifications subject to change without notice.