Metro Compact Solar Message Sign Trailer

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The Metro Compact Message Sign is our smallest portable message sign, designed for use in metropolitan areas. The Metro VMS features a full-matrix LED display for outstanding legibility with reduced energy consumption and superior performance.


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


  • Full-color touchscreen controller or user-supplied laptop with Wanco software
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts
  • Extra-bold arrow patterns
  • Internal clock facilitates schedule programming
  • High-efficiency LEDs for outstanding legibility
  • Energy-efficient operation
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility and performance

Power System

  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • Auto-charger shuts down when batteries are fully charged, preventing damage
  • Cooling fans prevent overheating
  • Battery box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access


  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • 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

Additional Specifications

Weight Approx. 1400 lbs. (635kg) Approx. 1500 lbs. (680kg)
Deployed Footprint, W x L 68 x 55 in. 68 x 55 in. 
Sign Cabinet Size, W x H 71 x 48 in.  96 x 48 in.
Deployed Height 134 in. 134 in.
Fonts 12 Fonts 12 Fonts
Default Font 11 in., 5 x 9 pixels per character, 3 lines of 8 characters maximum 11 in.,5 x 9 pixels per character, 3 lines of 10 characters maximum
Amber Display 48 x 30 pixels 60 x 30 pixels
Option Color Display  - 50 x 24 pixels - Red, Blue, Green, Amber, White



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