Police/Fire MB1 LED Message Board

Police/Fire MB1 LED Message Board

  • Incorporates a co-extruded, polycarbonate housing
  • Powerful message board LEDs are available in Amber, Blue and Green
  • Includes hardware kit with mount brackets and carriage bolts
  • Board connects to a controller via CAT5 serial cable
  • LED display can be “dimmed” to adjust message contrast
  • Keypad has adjustable back lighting
  • LCD display has adjustable contrast
  • The system comes equipped with a set of (60) default messages
  • PC software allows the administrator to create custom message sets
  • Messages can be customized with a variety of features
  • MB1 memory capacity can hold over (500) messages
  • Three-year warranty


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Superior public safety messaging system
MB1 LED Message Board is a public safety messaging system that displays different advisories notifying motorists and pedestrians of emergency incidents, road conditions, and other events. MB1 LED Message Board is ideal for police, fire, and work truck applications.

The MB1 system includes a LED message display and an internally mounted controller. The MB1 can hold up to (500) messages. The controller enables the vehicle operator to activate the LED message display board with tactical push-button control.

Pre-programmed or custom messages
MB1 models have pre-programmed messages or custom messages can be created using PC based software. A name of up to 20 characters can be assigned to each programmed message. The message displayed across the message board will also display across the control head. Using the message based software, programmed messages can also be copied to other vehicle message boards.

Message Board Software

Download the PC App for the Federal Signal (MB1) message board software.
dNew Release: Version - Message Board Software is a PC App that allows you to create custom messages for use with Federal Signal's (MB1) message board. 

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MB1 Message Board Examples


  Message Board Controller
Operating Voltage 12 Vdc
Current Draw 8 A
Operating Temp. -22˚ to +149˚ F (-30˚ to +65˚ C)
Physical Specifications
Length 35.2 in (89.4 cm) 6.8 in (17.3 cm)
Width 3.3 in (8.4 cm) - without brackets 1.6 in (4.1 cm)
Height 4.8 in (12.2 cm) - with brackets
3.0 in (7.6 cm) - without brackets
3.3 in (8.3 cm)
Ship Weight
Net Weight 7.0 lb (3.2 kg) 0.8 lb (0.4 kg)
Ship Weight Board & Controller 10.0 lb (4.5 kg)

Ordering Info

Model Types
MB1-BNRWPublic safety messaging system with Blue LED message display and controller, narrow mounting applications, 12 VDC
MB1-APublic safety messaging system with Amber LED message display and controller, 12VDC
MB1-GPublic safety messaging system with Green LED message display and controller, 12VDC
MB1Public safety messaging system with Blue LED message display and controller, 12VDC
MBK03HKit for mounting MB1 message board to rear of Valor lightbars, hook mount only
MBK01Kit for mounting MB1 to rear interior of Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2013-2023
MBK04Kit for mounting MB1 to rear of Integrity, Legend, LPX, and Navigator lightbars
MBK05Kit for mounting MB1 to rear of Vision SLR lightbar
MBK06Kit for mounting MB1-BNRW to the rear interior of Dodge Durango, 2011-2023