Message Sign Camera Systems

The Wanco Message Sign Camera Systems add video monitoring and remote-access capability to Wanco message signs. The system provides live video monitoring and allows remote control of both the camera and the sign. Monitor traffic, change the message displayed on the sign, and control the day/night pan-tilt-zoom camera using your computer’s web browser.

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This intelligent transportation system (ITS) links your Wanco message sign and your computer wirelessly via cellular communications. You can monitor and control various aspects of the sign’s operation, and monitor traffic while controlling the integrated video camera.

How it works

Remote Communications

Remote communication with the Message Sign Camera System is possible using a computer, an internet connection and the cellular router installed at the message sign. Connect from the comfort of your office, a command center or any internet-enabled location.

At the heart of the system is a high-speed cellular router. Client software installed on your computer lets you use a standard web browser to “call up” the router. The system’s video server provides access to the camera, while the router enables access to the sign’s NTCIP-compliant control system. A device server lets you view data from accessories such as optional radar.

Communications components include a cellular router, a signal amplifier to boost cellular signal strength, the message sign’s control software, various server components and optional accessories. Internal connections at the message sign are prewired and preconfigured at the factory.

With Wanco client software installed, your computer can access and control the message sign’s video camera, message sign and accessories. Modify the message displayed on the sign; check the unit’s power levels; pan, tilt and zoom the video camera; access optional radar and more.


  • Monitor work zones, traffic flow and road conditions
  • Change the message displayed on the sign
  • Remote control
  • Real-time access
  • Day/night, pan-tilt-zoom camera
  • MPEG video
  • NTCIP compliant
  • Control camera power
  • View radar* and GPS data
  • High-speed 4G cellular router
  • Video server
  • Industrial serial device server
  • GPS data logger


*Radar is optional equipment.


Message sign

  • Choice of matrix or three-line sign
  • Choice of full-size or Mini sign

Camera system

  • Choice of cameras
  • Choice of modems

Power system

  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Additional solar

Tow hitch

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

Brakes (full-size signs)

  • Hydraulic surge brakes
  • Electric brakes

Other options

  • Telescoping camera tower
  • High-security battery box


Camera system

Camera model*

Axis P5654-E domed day/night, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), autofocus camera


21X optical zoom and 12X digital zoom, total 256X zoom


1280×720 (HDTV 720) to 320×180

Remote communications

Cellular plan

Cellular data plan required
Modem programmed by Wanco according to user-provided specifications


Sierra Wireless Airlink RV50X
Approved for use on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and others

Controls and monitoring software


MPEG video and PTZ camera control using Axis Video via Internet browser

Message sign

NTCIP-compliant message board control and monitoring using Wanco remote software

Status monitoring

Camera power control and monitoring and real-time radar* capture using Wanco LVD SCADA


Approach-only radar can be displayed on Portable Work Zone software, providing approximate speed of traffic


GPS data access using Virtual Port or GPS software with TCP/IP

*Camera and modem options available. Radar is optional equipment. For more information, please contact the factory.

Specifications subject to change without notice.