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 90.242.
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 miles).
Operates within the frequency range 530-1710
kHz (operation on 1710 kHz requires waiver).
Has predetermined message playlists that key
by external tone-alert receiver or relay
With an internal capability for 1,000
dynamic recorded messages and up to 3 hours
of recordable time.
Can accommodate live broadcasts by telephone
handset, locally at the station or remotely
via dial-up telephone call in.
Offers touchtone telephone control via
landline or optional cell phone, on site or
from remote locations.
Automatically broadcasts 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 normal programming.
Continuously broadcasts during programming
Has an effective range of 3 to 5 miles
radius (25-75 square miles).
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).
gasketed, with dual
doors, aluminum frame
and sheeting. Removable
66.75 inches high by
24.25 inches wide by
32.75 inches deep;
23-inch doors open 90
front and back.
332/334 signal cabinet
style. Dual internal
locks and locking
AC power service panel
and ground bus.
Gasketed base, ready
for pad mounting.
shelves, brackets and
hardware for rack
mounting, bolts for
arrestor: 48 KAmps
max - fewer than 1
line arrestor: 10
KAmps max - fewer
than 2.5 nS.surge arrestor: 48 KAmps max - fewer than 1 nS.
4-Day Battery Backup
DC regulated power
- LED charge
- Operational status
- Breakers for AC
and load disconnect,
thermal shutdown and
- 110 or 220 volts
module for auto
switchover if main
- Chassis size: rack
mount, 2 rack units
4 sealed AGM batteries, 158 AH @ 24VDC, yielding 4 days of operating time.
with forward, refl
ected and SWR
lighted dial, UHF
Functions to allow
precision tuning of
antenna on setup,
once station is
Size and weight: 6
inches by 4.6 inches
by 2.5 inches; 1.2
16’ black, anodized
aluminum extension that
efficiency/range of the
antenna system, allowing
the transmitter to run
at less wattage or
allowing the signal to
have twice the intensity
at a given distance.
This option is
recommended for federal
government agencies that
do not have a signal
for any operator in a
that requires maximum
signal intensity to cut
through woods, buildings
Note: local government
licensees must seek a
waiver of FCC rules to
allow a signal intensity
above the standard 2.0
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.