Information Station Specialists is the best known source of travelers information stations, highway advisory radio, advisory signs and services needed to reach motorists with public service information. Learn more about Information Station Specialists.
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ALERT AM System 
Each ALERT AM Emergency Advisory Radio Station operates from a fixed location with a 3-5-mile radius range. ALERTM AM Stations include automatic/targeted National Weather Service “all-hazard” broadcast interruption as well as IP-based audio management. Included is an uninterruptible power supply and an audio processor for maximum range and intelligibility. Options allow stations may be grouped and synchronized to cover larger jurisdictions, a 4-day operational backup, Simulcast Streaming to the Internet and Alexa advisories. Flashing ALERT Signs may be added to advertise the signals. ALERT AM Stations are modular so may later be upgraded at any time.
VoiceStar System
The VoiceStar System is trailer-mounted, easy-start, licensed AM radio station and a full-sized changeable message. Customizable, VoiceStar is solar/AC powered. Both visual and radio messages are managed via wireless means or locally. VoiceStar Systems may operate from a fixed location when not needed in the field. Stations are often integrated into a system of several units to instantly notify the public at highway construction zones, traffic incidents and in health and safety emergencies. They are built to operate in isolated locations. Coverage radius: 3-5 miles.

Information Station 
The Information Station  
The Information Station is streamlined for general fixed-location applications. Versions include “Information Station - IP” – operable via any network and/or a front panel control and the “Information Station - USB” – operable locally by flash drive. Each station has a range of 3-5 miles (25-75 square miles of coverage). Options include combined USB and network-based audio control, simulcast streaming to the internet, signage to encourage motorists to tune in, wireless control, UPS backup, outdoor electronics enclosure. Licensing and installation services are available.
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.   





Portable Changeable Message Sign with or without Radio Station
For emergency managers and transportation officials. VoiceStar is powered via the sun and controlled via wireless, this trailer-mounted radio station plus Changeable Message Sign (CMS) throws a full 3 to 5 mile radius signal to motorists. Special FCC licensing allows both fixed and portable operation. Also available with sign or radio station only. 


Stealth Black-Out LED Sign
Invisible when not activated; invaluable in an emergency. Trigger Stealth sign’s preprogrammed messages to instantly notify and inform.
   
   
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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