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Portable, Licensed Information Radio Stations
Emergency Use Example

June 2017
Arizona DOT used RadioSTAT to keep motorists informed about 2 wildfires.

The DOT borrowed 2 portable RadioSTAT stations from the State’s Department of Emergency Management / Bureau of Land Management to get critical information to I-17 drivers about danger and closures. Portable changeable message signs were brought onsite to direct drivers to the 1650 and 1690 AM signals. The Department updated the radio stations' programming via cellular modem gateways from their offices, so motorists are kept apprised of the fires' status.








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RadioSTAT 
Easy to deploy to incidents, this compact, transportable Information Radio Station can operate from a fixed location when not required in the field. Sharable with other communities. Electronics are housed in a light-weight, high-impact, weather-resistant case with carrying bags for portable antenna and accessories. Control via flashdrive or your network or wireless gateway.
VoiceStar
This trailer-mounted system includes both an Information Radio Station and a changeable message sign. Customizable. VoiceStar is solar/AC powered and both visual and radio messages can be managed via wireless means or locally.



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EventCAST 
Rent an Information Radio Station for an event, for signal testing or as an interim solution while a permanent station is installed. Packages can include services: licensing, onsite setup assist and professional message recording.





InfOspot
InfOspot is a custom product tailored to needs and can include special audio systems, USB / internet connectivity, cabinets and antenna mounting styles. No license is required due to its FCC certification. Any content may be broadcast on any available AM frequency.
To push range out to a half-mile and more, InfOspot is the affordable solution. Range 1/4 mile.



Flashing ALERT Sign
Wireless-controlled, solar-powered beacon signs may be triggered remotely to advise motorists to tune to a special radio signal for information or to take a specific action in any public safety situation. For roads with speed limits less than 55 MPH. Custom sign panel with embedded beacons is included.

FASTrack Quick-Erect Sign
FHWA/NFPA-approved for use at emergency scenes, FASTrack signs are portable and quick to assemble. The sign and stand stow together as a unit. FASTrack signs come with custom sign text and optional text overlays.   

LIGHTNING LED Message Sign
This sign has no equal in flexibility, size and setup speed. Transport it in the back of a car. This sign is light enough to be set up by one person in minutes. Options: rechargeable battery pack that allows for quick deployment; custom mounts and stands.
 
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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, wateter, 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.