Founded in 1983, Information Station Specialists is the USA's best
known source for Information Radio Stations (TIS/HAR), advisory
the specialized services required to
transmit spoken messages to citizens − the only such source
providing products entirely made in America.
Operates according to Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) rules, Part
Achieves a maximum FCC signal level of
2.0 mV/m at 0.93 mile; effective coverage
range is three to five miles (28-78 square
Operates within the frequency range
530-1710 kHz (operation on 1710 kHz requires
Features audio bandwidth 5000 Hz per new FCC
Uses primary programming: IP via Ethernet on
LAN/WAN or by USB port as a backup.
Provides redundant operation with:
Touchtone telephone control via
landline or on site or from remote
An internal capability for 1,000
dynamic recorded messages and up to 3
hours of recordable time.
The ability to accommodate live
broadcasts by telephone handset, locally
at the station or remotely via dial-up
telephone call in.
Automatic broadcasts of Emergency
Alert System (EAS) and National Weather
Service (NWS) 'All Hazard' alerts
specific to targeted counties and event
codes. When alerts are over, the system
can be set to automatically return to
Continuous broadcasts during
Predetermined message playlists that
key by external tone-alert receiver or
Two-way redundant control of audio
programming in the event of telephone
line failure through use of a two-way
(Simplex) radio channel with DTMF
microphone. Automatic enablement if
telephone control ceases to function.
Has the same voice prompts and control
protocols as when controlled by phone.
Includes all electronics, mounts, cable,
wiring and connectors with a complete
antenna system and factory-assembled
And operates on these
utilities . . .
110/220-volt AC, single phase/50/60 Hz,
less than 1 amp AC operating current, 4-amp
maximum AC charging current (20-amp breaker,
Standard business telephone line
(“central office” type, shielded).
The standard package
includes . . .
The only one manufactured
and type-accepted for Travelers Information
Station (TIS) applications in the United States.
Approved for military use on 510-530 kHz,
1610-1700 kHz (Certification J/F 12/07677).
Power Supply (UPS)
Interactive UPS offers voltage
regulation and battery support plus complete
AC surge suppression.
2U rack mount.
Max load of 750VA for 4 minutes and a
half-load of 375VA for 11 minutes.
Full-time pure sine wave output.
Maintains regulated 120V nominal output
during brownouts and overvoltages from 83 to
Includes 6 UPS supported outlets.
Multi-function audible alarms and set of
5 front panel LEDs.
For up to double
the efficiency/range of the station’s
antenna, allowing the transmitter to run at
less wattage or allowing the signal to have
twice the signal intensity at a given
upper-band (typ:1610-1700) antennas only
(recommended for federal government agencies
that do not have a signal intensity
limitation; also for any operator in a
challenging environment that requires
maximum signal intensity to cut through
woods, buildings and obstructions). (Note:
local government licensees must seek a
waiver of the FCC rules to allow a signal
intensity above the standard 2.0 mV/m
US Patents: PowerPlane Flex Factory-Assembled Groundplane (5,495,261),
Vertical Profile Antenna System (7,027,008).
Trademarks: 2XTM Signal
Booster, ALERT AMTM
Emergency Advisory Radio System, AP55TM
Digital Message Player, ENcastTM
Emergency Notification Broadcast System, FAS6000TM
Flashing Beacons & Controller, FASTrackTM
Quick-Erect Sign, Flashing ALERTTM
Sign System, HearMoreInfoSM
Internet Broadcasts, Information Station Specialists, InfoRadioTM
Format, Information Station ClassicTM,
Information Station IPTM,
Radio Station, IP8TM Digital
Message Player, IP76TM
Digital Message Player, ITS6000TM
Highway Advisory Radio Network, LIGHTNINGTM
LED Portable Changeable Message Sign, NX8RTM
Digital Message Player, OP2200TM
On-Premise Radio Broadcast System, Potential Interference Notification
ServicesTM (PINS), Power
Loss Notification ModuleTM,
Factory-Assembled Groundplane, PowerSTATTM
Portable Power Source, evINFOSM
Portable Information Radio Service, RadioSTATTM
Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Station, RoadRunnR®
Portable Highway Advisory Radio Station, Signal Measurement RadioTM
Internet Broadcast Service, StealthTM
Sign, StreamCastSM Internet
Broadcast Service, Stylized ISS LogoTM,
SX200TM Wattmeter, TR6000
Vertical Profile Antenna System, VoiceStarTM
Portable Highway Advisory Radio Station (with our without Changeable
Message Sign), Wireless Audio LinkTM.
Information Radio Stations is a generic term synonymous with Travelers
Information Stations (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio Stations (HAR) /
Highway Information Systems & Low Power Radio Stations (LPR). Operation
of the stations is governed by FCC Part 90.242 Rules. A FCC license is
required. Information Radio Stations may be fixed or portable.
Subcomponents may include transmitter, antenna and ground system,
digital voice player, wattmeter, cabinet with conventional or Corbin
locks, lightning arrestors for RF, power and telephone lines, coaxial
cable. Most stations employ black maximized antennas to discourage ice
accumulation and security measures to prevent unauthorized program
access. Options include synchronization, battery backup, solar power,
remote programming by local, network or telco, multi-station audio
distribution via RF or LAN / WAN or wireless network.