Metro Signs for Public Safety


Metro Message Signs for public safety are our most compact portable message signs, 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.


  • Great for traffic control, checkpoints & emergencies, crowd direction and special events
  • AMBER Alert ready
  • Displays text and graphics
  • Easy to deploy quickly by one person
  • Small footprint, fits nearly anywhere


  • Low weight, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard tow hitch for easy transport
  • Drawbar can be removed for theft protection
  • One person can easily raise, lower and rotate the sign
  • Telescoping tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning


  • Customize messages for each application
  • Intuitive full-color touchscreen controller is easy to use
  • Multi-level password protection limits access to control software
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics simplify message creation
  • Internal clock facilitates built-in schedule programming
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts
  • Control box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility and improve performance

Power System

  • Low power consumption results in long run times
  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • 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 display size
  • Medium display size

Charging system

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

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.


Download Full Specs

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


Pixel matrix

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


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


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


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



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.