Vanguard® VX-242X Series DMS

Sharper edge for active traffic management.

This versatile high-resolution DMS establishes a crystal-clear connection with motorists for lane control applications. A 20mm masked face allows the VX Series to create sharp MUTCD graphics and text. The Vanguard VX Series raises the bar for active traffic management.

Features and Benefits

  • Shows ultra-sharp full-color MUTCD graphics with 20mm pixel spacing
  • Maximizes clarity with an aluminum and polycarbonate masked face
  • Provides diagnostics including real-time pixel and power supply status
  • Withstands harsh environmental conditions with a positive-pressure, forced-air ventilation system
  • Meets industry standards, including: NTCIP 1203 v02, NEMA TS-4, AASHTO, UL, FCC and NEC
  • Built and supported by the world leader in LED signage

Available in two distinct configurations.



Power supplies are in a ground level display cabinet. Maintenance personnel can safely reach the components at ground level, saving time and money during preventative maintenance and repairs.

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The power components are housed within the display cabinet. This traditional configuration allows service personnel to reach display modules and components at the same time.

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Power Components

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Software and Controllers

The feature-rich Vanguard Central Control Software (optional) makes remote operation simple. Together, they provide continuously tested, NTCIP-compliant control to Daktronics DMS. Auxiliary Control Panel (optional) and DMS Equipment Cabinet (optional) are also available.

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Daktronics On-Going DMS Support

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Phone support from experienced help desk professionals.

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