Metro Compact Message Signs

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Metro Message Signs are our most compact portable message signs, designed for use in metropolitan areas. Metro Signs provide the visibility and legibility of other Wanco message signs, but with a smaller footprint. Metro message signs provide information to the public on a full-matrix LED display. The display can present messages as text, graphics or a combination of both.

Features

  • Small footprint, fits nearly anywhere
  • Portable and deployable by one person
  • Standard tow hitch and removable drawbar
  • Full-matrix message display available in two sizes
  • Easiest programming in the industry

Setup

  • Under 1500 pounds, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard 2-inch ball coupler tow-hitch
  • Removable drawbar for shipping and for added theft protection
  • Heavy-duty hand-winch allows one person to easily raise and lower the message board
  • Tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning

Operation

  • 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
  • Extra-bold arrow patterns
  • Control box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility¬†and performance

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

Maintenance

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

Options

Display

Charging system

  • Additional batteries
  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • Additional solar power
  • High-power charger

Tow hitch

  • Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball and 2 1/2-inch pintle hook
  • Heavy-duty lunette ring

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

Specifications

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Weight

Large sign

Approx. 1500 lbs. (680 kg)

Medium sign

Approx. 1400 lbs. (635 kg)

Construction

Trailer

MIG-welded, 2 × 3-inch square steel tubing

Sign cabinet

Aluminum sheet

Coating

Powder-coated and oven-baked

Axle assembly

2000-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

Tires

ST205/75 D15

Display

Pixel matrix

Large sign, 60 x 30 pixels
Medium sign, 48 x 30 pixels
34mm pitch

Fonts

12 fonts, from 4 x 5 to 11 x 23 pixels

Default font

12 in., 5×9 pixels per character
3 lines of 10 characters per line, max. (large sign)
3 lines of 8 characters per line, max. (medium sign)

Control panel

Touchscreen

Full color, backlit, 7-inch display
Capacitive touch panel
800 × 480 pixels, W × H

User-interface

Menu-based, provides access to all sign functions including programming messages

Power

Batteries

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

Battery capacity

430 Ah

Battery charger

15 A

Solar panels

85 W

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Specifications subject to change without notice.

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