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.
InfOspot in New York City: CBS Outdoor
is proposing InfOspot transmitters on
two different billboards. The one
pictured above (click thumbnail to view)
is at the exit to the Midtown Tunnel,
where traffic sits and moves slowly
enough for people in vehicles to tune
into what Prudential Insurance will want
to tell them via radio.
Limited Range ●
Introducing the first professional, license-free
radio station available for government,
nonprofit and individual applications. InfOspot
is an affordable solution for local area
broadcasting, offering the widest latitude in
frequency flexibility, audio quality, broadcast
content and programming convenience.
Designed to operate under FCC Part 15 rules,
InfOspot is capable of 100 milliwatts of output
power, yielding a range of up to 1/2 mile even
when mounted at a modest height of 20 feet above
InfOspot System offers unprecedented flexibility
when compared to higher powered systems:
No FCC license is required.
Any AM frequency 530-1700 kHz may be utilized.*
Any program content may be broadcast, including
information, music or commercials.*
(*) FCC rules do not allow the broadcast of
objectionable content or the use of a frequency
that causes interference to other radio
InfOspot's transmitter is the best designed Part 15 transmitter ever
manufactured; and the results are evident – a
full quality broadcast signal, which is
listenable on vehicle radios with excellent
loudness and range.
Available software allows you to create, edit
and store audio files on your PC or laptop. You
may also substitute alternate live or recorded
audio sources of your choice to customize your
InfOspot is the only system of its kind to allow
for separation of the transmitter and the
digital message player − which remains
conveniently located for control and
maintenance. The gravity-mount flat roof stand
with mats and mast is the most popular antenna
InfOspot is the first system of its kind to
provide the convenience of program control
across both an Ethernet network and by USB/flash
drive. The InfOspot digital message player
operates on standardized MP3 audio files that
may be processed for optimum broadcast quality
and loudness. The resulting broadcast quality is
Putting You on the Spot
InfOspot technology is in use today by . . .
Outdoor Recreation for interpretation and
visitor information at parks and recreation
Historical Sites and Societies
to tell visitors about area history and
interpretation of sites and buildings.
Churches for parking and patron information,
schedules of programs and events, drive-in
Industry/Military to get critical information to
visitors or truckers at loading docks, facility
gates, weigh stations or check points.
US Borders and Highway Checkpoints to speak to
motorists about regulations and procedures.
Hospitals and Public Health to broadcast updates
on health status, procedures and patron
Tourism Industry at visitor centers to broadcast
information on current events and attractions.
Departments of Transportation at rest areas,
toll collection areas and weigh stations.
Outdoor Advertising in association with
billboards along highways and in cities.
Real Estate to speak with prospective buyers
about properties 24 hours a day.
Theaters to announce show times and to promote
Auto Dealers to speak to shoppers in their lots
when sales representatives are not present.
Banks, Pharmacies and Restaurants to promote
specials to patrons in drive-thrus.
Microbroadcasters to provide radio formats to
specialized listening audiences.
Overall Dimensions and
weight: component cabinet with digital message
player and 19” rack mount; H-14”; W-24”; D-12”; 30
Tuner/Transmitter cabinet H-8”; W-4”; D-2”;
Separation distance from component cabinet to
transmitter/tuner cabinet: minimum 1000 feet
(wire not included unless specified).
Transmitter/Tuner FCC certified. Operating under FCC Rules Part 15,
15.219. Frequencies 530-1700 kHz,
Adjustable tuner circuit matches transmitter to
antenna for maximum range.
Transmitter/tuner is housed in lockable
weatherproof cabinet with integral 3 meter whip
antenna & mount.
Digital Message Player Ethernet file transfer (1 file) via
Max file size greater than 20 MB (20 minutes at
128 kbps). Max file size 20 MB (20 minutes at 128 kbps). USB/Flash drive (1000+ files may play in
rotation). Flash drive type: Linux/Windows. File Type: MP3 standard format.
Plan Your Station
Contact us to plan your station's
configuration and obtain a quote.
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.