Specializing in Wholesale Traffic Safety and Airport Safety, Best Pricing On Traffic Message Boards.

3' x 6' Mini Matrix Message Board [Price for 1]

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Regular Price: $15,350.00
On Sale For: $14,350.00 ($14,350.00 / each)

SMC 5000 Mini Full Matrix Message Board

Best Priced Mini Matrix Board, Smaller 3' x 6' Display

Bulk Orders: 8 Units (Full Truck) Qualifies for Significant Savings on Shipping

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Key Aspects When Shopping For a Traffic Message Board



  • Energy-efficient LED display provides minimal battery maintenance and long operational life
  • Automatic intensity control provides optimum LED intensity
  • Industrial-grade trailer provides stable platform
  • 4 leveling jacks with slide-out extensions provide stability when deployed
  • Powder-coat paint for improved fade and scratch resistance
  • Calendar programming capability
  • Full-Matrix display provides graphic messages and arrow board capability
  • Graphic and Arrow Board displays available

Warranty: This message board DOES have a warranty, however the specifics of the warranty change often, please contact us for the full warranty information on this model.

Security: The control box is lockable, and the battery box is made of steel. No need to worry about someone changing the message who shouldn't be, or stealing batteries.

What does the Modem do? (extra option) Remote Communication! No need to waste time and money going to the location of your board. A modem allows you Real Time Message Updating and Control – program your board via smart phone/tablet/web. Can program changes on your boards up to one year in advance. Can change one board or multiple boards at one time. Hourly Polling and Monitoring- checking battery voltage/alerts. Diagnostic Tool Box-detailed reports including charts and graphs. User access is secure. Comes with GEO fence (if board goes out of your pre-defined area, you will be alerted via email/text). Good for tracking in case it gets stolen or lost. Modem will need data service to operate. We offer the basic level of data service for free with a modem purchase.

What does the Radar do? (extra option) self-contained system to monitor and internally record traffic patterns on roadways in virtually any location and weather condition.  Need to physically go to the board to get the memory stick and download the data.

How about the Modem & Radar w/ Data? (extra option) Same as above but includes a data plan (and modem) so you can remotely: change mode from normal to legacy to police mode, change speed thresholds, and download plus analyze the data without having to physically go up to the board.  In order for the radar to utilize the data plan you ALSO need the modem, so this option means you can also program the board remotely via the internet without needing to go up the board.


Understanding How Solar Assist/Solar Powered Works:

The LED lamp panels are powered by a bank of batteries in order to convey bright, distinctive messages to the traveling public. The batteries are in turn recharged automatically by a group of solar panels located at the highest point on the unit. The Solar Message Center is designed with sufficient energy backup (batteries) to operate for a period of 21 days without any sun. The solar panel shall recharge the battery bank at a rate of 2.5 hours sun to one 24 hour period of usage. There is also a charger on each message board for charging boards overnight if needed.

Sign Flexibility

The SMC 5000 Mast-Mini is designed for use in areas where space is limited, and provides variable character fonts with both 12″ and 18″ character heights.

Standard NTCIP-Compliant Controller

A user-friendly, NTCIP-compliant, dedicated computer designed by Precision Solar Controls reduces the number of keys required to program the SMC 5000 Mast-Mini.

Full Matrix Display

The SMC 5000 Mast-Mini provides 250 text, 60 graphic and 20 arrow board display messages preprogrammed and stored in the controller. Additionally, 100 user-created messages can be programmed and stored.

Industrial-Grade Structural Steel Trailer

The SMC 5000 Mast-Mini uses a durable trailer system designed to provide years of dependable service. The trailer’s high-quality, powder-coat paint; 2″x 3″ 11-gauge steel frame; and a 2,000-pound axle enhance the overall durability of the unit.

Modular Electronic Componentry

The entire system was developed with the operator/end user in mind. Electronic components are easily replaced, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. This modularity also improves system diagnostics.

Unit Specifications

  • Raised height – 131″ (3.3 m)
  • Travel height – 99″ (2.5 m)
  • Width – 68″ (1.73 m)
  • Length with tongue – 107″ (2.72 m)
  • Length w/o tongue – 55″ (1.4 m)
  • Weight – 850 lbs. (385.5 Kg)
  • Energy Source – (4) 6-volt Deep Cycle batteries
  • Generator – solar panel array – 140 Watt
  • Operating Temperature Range – -20 to +120 degrees F (-29 to +49 degrees C)
  • Lift Mechanism – 1,500 lbs. brake winch
  • Main Frame – 2″ x 3″ x .120″ high grade steel
  • Height – 44″ (1.11 m)
  • Width – 77″ (1.95 m)
  • Character Height – 9″ (22.86 cm) – 37″ (93.98 cm)
  • Lamp – LED (4 per pixel)
  • Legibility – 1000 ft. (304 m)
  • Control Console Display: LCD
  • Pre-programmed messages: 250
  • User-programmed messages: 100
  • NTCIP-compliant software
  • Update speed: 100 Milliseconds
  • Removable Solid State Design
  • Off-the-shelf QWERTY keyboard


Character Info

Character size on this board ranges from 6.5" to 40" depending on the font.  At the 'standard' 8" font you can fit 8 characters per line and it can do 3 lines maximum.  So total characters per 'page' is 24 for this font.  At the smallest 6.5" font you can fit 12 characters per line and a max of 4 lines.  You can have multiple pages for a given message.  For example page 1 'Road Work Ahead' page 2 '2am-6am Weekdays'

Frequently Asked Questions