Extinguishable Message Signs

Provides a clearly visible fixed message to en-route motorists

Extinguishable Message Signs Provides a clearly visible fixed message to en-route motorists

McCain’s Extinguishable Message Sign (EMS) provides a clearly visible fixed message to en-route motorists. Strategically placed, this sign improves overall safety by providing motorists with pertinent roadside information or warnings. Commonly used EMS applications include safety information near airports, data regarding direction or availability for carpool lanes or toll roads, radio frequencies for advisory radio stations, and general traffic alerts. McCain’s EMS signs are the perfect addition to your overall Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and can improve traffic flow and safety in your jurisdiction.

  • Meet all Caltrans TEES Chapter 8 Specifications
  • Modules are fully interchangeable without switch or jumper settings facilitating quick and efficient service or repair
  • Solid, external matrix module covers (1 hole for each cluster) reduce glare and provide increased message contrast and visibility
  • Standard assemblies assure interchangeability of components
  • Advanced LED pixel matrix module design
  • Three Caltrans configurations available (500, 510, and 520) to meet your needs

  • LED’s mounted on circuit boards (LED pixel type 2)
  • Operates with a 170E controller, CIA and PDA-3
  • Z-bar mounting brackets on rear
  • All exterior seams continuous welded
  • Operates with Sign View software available from Caltrans
  • Can withstand temperatures ranging from -37° C to 74° C and humidity from 0 to 95% (non-condensing)

    Display Dimensions32 pixels high x 48 pixels wide
    EnclosureMaterial: 5052-H32 aluminum
    Finish: Display face is black, rest of face is retroreflective material
    Display TechnologyRGB LED with SWARCO 3G6 and 3G7 lens
    Pixel Size & Spacing20 mm
    Pixel Inclination3G6 optics ± 15.5°
    3G7 optics ± 31°
    "SPEED LIMIT"FHWA series E, 8" UC
    Display FontMcCain MUTCS Series "E"
    Character Height18" ir 22"
    Power120 VAC supply
    Typical Power


    Max Power


    EnvironmentOperating Temperature: -37° C to +74° C
    Humidity: 0 to 95% (non-condensing)

    197 lbs