Vanguard® v4 Professional Software

Vanguard Professional enacts powerful control over large DMS networks from traffic management centers. Professional includes all the monitoring, message creation, and diagnostics tools necessary to maximize the functionality of state-of-the-art NTCIP DMS.

Vanguard Professional Software

Display Control

  • View, group, and monitor DMS in real time
  • Controls any NTCIP-compliant DMS
    • Any DMS configuration
    • Variable speed limit signs and Vanguard VM-1020 DDMS
    • Portable NTCIP message displays
  • Powerful list view or map view
  • Pre-schedule event scenarios


  • Full suite of message and graphic tools
  • Message changing depending time, temperature, date, and traffic speed
  • Move text and images on the editing area with graphic editing tools
  • Adjust message duration and priority


  • Run nearly unlimited signs at once from traffic management centers with client-server architecture
  • Supports Ethernet and serial (COM Port) connections
  • Supports modem pools


  • Log events and alert TMC staff via email
  • Locate pixel failures instantly with an in-software visual representation test
  • View status, errors, and problem codes of all DMS subsystems
  • Verify and troubleshoot at the pixel level


  • Real-time verification of "on" pixels
  • Username/password restricted access to functional areas
  • Manage VFC LCD display password remotely
  • Built-in security levels for easy setup
  • Prohibited words list


Vanguard v4 Professional is activated by a required license file. Vanguard Professional is licensed per server. Licenses provide one free year of software maintenance, including upgrades and bug fixes. Additional yearly licenses and maintenance contracts are purchased after they expire.

System Requirements

Recommended Hardware:

2.0 GHz or higher
8 GB RAM or more
2 GB HD space or more
CDROM or internet for install
1920 x 1080 high color 32-bit display

Required Software:

.NET 4.7.1
SQL 2014 Express

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012, Windows 10


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