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The Wanco Pole Mount Message Sign for Traffic Control provides a selection of variable message signs for permanent-mount installations. Energy-efficient, ultra-bright and highly legible, these signs are perfect for highway emergency systems, tollways and many other applications. Remote communications allow for remote access, monitoring and control. All signs are NTCIP compliant.

We welcome a call or email (Equipment Quote Request Form above) to revisit a price (even if one is posted) based on your freight location, qty, options, payment method, etc  as all off these factors effect a final price. Please obtain another price or two on the parallel model and options  prior to contacting us so you can be prepared to recognize the savings and move forward with a commitment to save you hundreds, if not thousands. Most of our larger equipment posted prices (unless otherwise noted) are based on a wire transfer, include a freight allowance and customer offloading. 

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  • Many sizes and mounting options to fit any installation
  • Full-matrix for text and graphics, or three-line signs for text-only messages
  • Easiest programming in the industry
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics
  • Matrix signs also have preprogrammed graphic-based messages and multiple alphanumeric fonts
  • Easily center each line of text
  • Local controller and remote control with standard Internet browser
  • Multi-level password protection limits access
  • Locking control box prevents unauthorized access
  • NTCIP compliant
  • Internal clock facilitates built-in schedule programming
  • Super-bright LED technology is highly legible
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility and performance
  • Commercial AC power and battery backup for reliable operation
  • Optional battery power with automated solar-based charging system
  • Charging system shuts down automatically when batteries are fully charged
  • Energy-efficient operation for low power draw
  • Cooling fans protect sign cabinet from overheating



  • Battery power with solar charging
  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Choice of solar input power




Aluminum sheet Powder-coated and oven-baked



Four amber LEDs form each pixel


48 pixels wide, 27 pixels high


12 alphanumeric fonts

Default font

5 x 7 pixels (W x H), 12.80″ x 18.00″ (325 x 457mm) 3 lines of 8 characters per line, maximum

Smallest characters

4 x 5 pixels 4 lines of 9 characters

Largest characters

11 x 23 pixels 1 line of 4 characters


User supplied, or Wanco technicians will assist in developing desired mounting options


Commercial power -120 Vac


Optional battery power- Deep-cycle Group 24 batteries, wired in parallel and series for a 12-volt system Quantity and capacity depend on location and model Solar-based charging system