Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) Working Group

The Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) WG is responsible for the development and maintenance of NTCIP standards addressing dynamic message signs and monitoring technical issues.


Mark Morse, Washington State Department of Transportation, is the chair of the DCM Working Group.


To join the DMS Group, or for questions concerning the status or content of DMS WG projects or standards, please send your request (with email address, name, and company/organization) to: ntcip@nema.org


Active Projects

There are no active DMS Working Group projects at present.


Published Standards

NTCIP 1203 v03, Object Definitions for Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)

NTCIP 1203 v03 provides definitions of data elements for use with dynamic message signs. The data is defined using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) object-type format as defined in RFC 1212 and would typically be exchanged using one of the NTCIP recognized Application Layers (e.g., SNMP). The content of one object, the dmsMessageMultiString object, uses a complex syntax called the Mark-Up Language for Transportation Information (MULTI) format, also defined in NTCIP 1203 v03. NTCIP 1203 v03 includes test procedures. Published September 2014. Supercedes NTCIP 1203 v02.


NTCIP 1203 v03A-SE06 TPG, Object Definitions for Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) (TPG-Enabled)

NTCIP 1203 v03A-SE06 TPG is the TPG-enabled version of NTCIP 1203 v03. It is designed for TPG (Test Procedure Generator) software users. Published August 2017.


Historical Publications