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.
Ultra-visible from more than 1000 feet –
even in daytime – Flashing ALERT Signs grab attention with their
bright embedded flashing LED
beacons. Communities, military bases and
industries often use the signs in conjunction with
Information Radio Stations to announce urgent
message broadcasts. But the signs may also be
used independently, e.g., to announce
detour routes and emergency actions when beacons
Flashing ALERT Sign Systems may be custom
designed for each application with varying
power and control methods, sign text, colors and
mounting styles and may be installed apart from
electrical power services, which keeps
installation costs low.
System operators trigger beacons to flash via
one of a number of wireless control methods,
e.g. UHF, VHF, paging, SMS/cellular,
wireless modem. Bright, amber LEDs command
immediate attention when activated. When beacons
are off, colored panels display 24/7.
Flashing ALERT Signs
store enough flash-power to run 4 to 10
days even with no sun. With as little as
1.5 average sun hours per day, each
sign's backup battery system remains
fully charged around the clock.
Within each sign location, up to four
Flashing ALERT Signs may be connected to
and controlled by a single Remote
Control Power Unit via wire line. For
example, two Flashing ALERT Signs could
be placed on a busy thoroughfare, one
facing each traffic direction; another
pair could be placed on two busy streets
that intersect that thoroughfare.
Flash patterns and sign colors comply
with the Department of
Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices (2004, Regulation
2A.08). (Check with street department
and highway authorities to coordinate
compliance with local/state regulations
governing signs in your area.)
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Typical size: 44” high by 24” wide, customizable
(price relates to size).
Composition: natural aluminum, standard 1/16”
gauge reflective black/ yellow/blue, high
intensity prismatic sheeting; customizable
black/white, 2” and 3” high lettering.
Mount: universal L-bracket for banding, bolting
to existing poles or posts.
LED beacons: 2, amber, weatherproof LED beacons;
41 diodes each; 4.25” diameter embedded
Current draw: 100 milliamps.
Flash controller: 8A, 50/60 fpm, waterproof.
Duty cycle: 50% flash.
Operation time: 2-4 day flash via solar power
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, EventCASTSM
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.