Data Communications

Wireless RF Modem

Wireless RF devices are cost effective and in most cases the results are excellent. The result is best where line of sight is possible. A high gain antenna can be added to installations where line of site is not possible.

Cellular/IP Modem

An Ethernet connection can be extended to run across a cellular network. These units are configured with an IP address. With growth in cellular networks and coverage areas the quality and reliability of this solution is excellent.


Software can be setup to monitor a RSS feeds and automate the process of moving data to your sign. As new data is posted to RSS feed it is picked up and transmitted to the sign. The sign will continually scroll this data.


Third party data feeds can be incorporated that include news, sports, and financial data. This data can be integrated with custom messages or sent exclusively to the signs. These devices can normally be connected wherever internet connectivity is available. Feeds such as cScape through their jetStream and iCandy interface provide excellent data.

Direct Connection

For installations where it is possible to run communications cables to the sign, this may be the optimal solution. With no operational cost and minimal cost for cable, a direct connection is the most common installation method.


Ethernet servers can be embedded within the sign. These devices support DHCP, simplifying network configuration. This is a good option for signs that are located near an Ethernet connection. Some extended protocols such as Modbus TCP can be utilized with the industrial version of the Ethernet server.


It is still possible to use a standard dial up modem to send data to your sign. The sign requires an accessible phone line. Software can be setup to automate the process of sending to one or more signs.