Multi-Colour Moving Message Board

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About this product


Product overview

• 560 multi-coloured LEDs in total displayed over 7 rows to create messages of differing heights
• Create messages up to 5cm tall and up to 200 characters in length
• Input through your remote control or by connecting directly to your PC or laptop
• Built-in memory to save your messages onto multiple virtual pages that can be scrolled through
• Variable effects that can be adjusted through the remote control or the PC software
• Brightness of the message board can be adjusted to give the perfect light level for displaying your messages in various positions and in various light levels
• Mounting brackets included to wall mount this message board
• Remote control included (requires 2 x AA batteries order code L43AL, not included)
• Measures 89cm x 34cm x 21cm in size

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What would I use this message board for?
This message board allows you to display the time, date, custom messages and more in your office, home, shop or even at parties. This message board can display up to 26 messages of up to 200 characters in length. The message board can scroll through the messages individually displaying them at a set speed. The message board is wall mountable and can be angled to the perfect position so it can be easily viewed.

Does this message board have special effects?
The message board can change fonts, character sizes and even colours to give you a wide range of styles and designs for your messages. A range of effects can be applied such as blinking and twinkle modes to allow you can spice up how your messages are displayed by applying one of the many effects the board has. The message board even allows you to use symbols and graphics some of which are built-in and others that can be uploaded from your computer.

How would I change the messages on this board?
The message board is supplied with a remote control to allow you to change the messages and effects the message board displays on its screen. The remote control allows you to program new unique messages directly into the message board. The remote control requires two AA batteries to power and is not included in the box, however these batteries are available here. The message board can also be programmed using your computer with the included software. The message board can connect to your computer using a USB cable (supplied) or with an older serial cable (also supplied), allowing you to use the software to update the message board’s memory.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall this is a great product. The mounts are not great though. The thing that lets it down badly is the connectivity. It comes with a USB lead and a Serial lead but the USB won't work properly. There is no decent driver and the software assumes that it's plugged into a serial port. All well and good if you have a serial port (I have an old Dell with one so happy days!) If all you have is USB then you will have problems. Via the Serial port, programming is a doddle, once you have mastered the software that is! It's easy enough to just use the remote control for basic messages. All in all a really clear display in all three colours - a good buy!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, clear display. All programable via remote control, which is easy to use. Can be programed via computer, but I don't need to, remote control works well enough for me. Supplied brackets are fine, but I had to make my own as I needed to attach sign to a flat, horizontal surface and the supplied brackets would foul the electric supply lead. Bit silly, really. As for what you can actually input, message-wise, I find this unit very versatile and able to display all the messages you would want. Needless to say, it remembers them all when switched off and away from the mains.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great gadget. It's a shame that the power supply cable doesn't enter the display from behind, where it wouldn't foul the really cheap and nasty mounting brackets! Check out EXACTLY how you want to mount the display BEFORE you buy it. For example, it can't be mounted on TOP of a flat surface - it HAS to go on a wall.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got one and hung it from the ceiling behind my bar the unit has two retractable hanging points turn unit upside down and they slide out. I am using it to put all my events on quiz nights entertainment etc. It is bright and large enough to be read from the other side of the room. Brilliant. I have just ordered another purely to show what we do in the restaurant. It is very eye catching great marketing tool.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This color display is very good but don't loose the book. It has one problem, setting the ID as it will not find the ID 00 as it starts with ID 01. Without the Manual one is completely in deep trouble.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very useable sign, great price. We used it in a shop front and extended the cabling to the back office pc for programming. the programming is quite easy once you get your head around how it works. the drivers included do not support anything newer than XP, but with a bit of hunting around the net you can download the latest drivers for the RS232 emulator and it works perfectly. all in all this is an excellent bit of kit for a great price!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great gadget to have around the house, the colours are good and the font looks impressive. One thing though if you are a Mac user the software is not compatible which is a kick in the teeth. Really that should be stated in the specifications prior to purchasing. moderator note: it is stated that the software is not Mac compatible in the product FAQs on this item page.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was very impressed by the easy to use software. This is a very straight forward unit which anyone can setup with ease. Ideal for shop window display or wall mount. Happy to give this product a 5 star rating. Good quality product at an affordable price point.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Where can I get a replacement USB cable from?

Asked by: Alex
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-07-21

Hello I have one of these message boards but the remote has stopped working.i am trying to connect to via usb but I not sure how to.could you let me know what lead I need to do this because I have lost thwe one that come with it.cheers Steve

Asked by: steve mccall
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-05-18

What type of power lead does this come with, does it come with the mains lead and transformer/powerbrick or is just a single lead from the mains straight to the sign.

Asked by: Ch6484
The power supply is from the mains straight to the sign.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-24

hello i have one of these boards and my remote has stopped working do you supply replacements thanks Steve

Asked by: steve mccall
Unfortunately spare remotes are not available.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-23

can I get a new remote

Asked by: bobi
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-10

I have mislaid the CD that came with the device. Can you send me a link so that I can download the driver. Or, does it download automatically when I plug the device into my computer?

Asked by: Chuffer
Drivers and software here: Instructions here:
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-09

I am hoping to buy a unit. The unit will be on one side of a wall and the mains supply on the other. What are the lengths of the 2 sections of power cable either side of the power adaptor?

Asked by: Janglo
Approximately 2 m
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-27

Can you clarify the message structure please 210 characters per page can display 5 messages with 210 characters each, one after another how many pages per message - what is the point of the pages I am confused!

Asked by: Janglo
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-11-26
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