Metro Compact Message Signs


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Metro Message Signs are our most compact portable message signs, designed for use in urban areas where space is limited. 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.


  • Energy efficient and superior performance
  • Full-matrix message display available in two sizes
  • Small footprint, fits nearly anywhere
  • Standard tow hitch and removable drawbar
  • Easiest programming in the industry


  • 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


  • 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 panel charges batteries automatically without intervention
  • Charging system shuts down when batteries are fully charged, preventing damage
  • Unique system allows battery charging with solar panel 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 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



  • Large-size display
  • Medium-size 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

Other options

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


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Large sign

Approx. 1500 lbs. (680 kg)

Medium sign

Approx. 1400 lbs. (635 kg)



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

Sign cabinet

Aluminum sheet


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


ST205/75 D15

Display — Large sign

Pixel matrix

60 × 30 pixels
34mm pitch


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

Default font

12 in., 5 × 9 pixels per character
3 lines of 10 characters per line, max.

Display — Medium sign

Pixel matrix

48 × 30 pixels
34mm pitch


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

Default font

12 in., 5 × 9 pixels per character
3 lines of 8 characters per line, max.



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

Large sign, 130 W
Medium sign, 85 W

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Specifications subject to change without notice.