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Emergency Advisory Radio Stations and Signage
 
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“When all other critical infrastructure was lost intermittently due to strong power surges, we were able to rely on the [ALERT] AM Radio [station] to keep the community informed.”
Jackie Jenkins
Communications Coordinator
Montecito Fire Department, CA
Licensed Radio Stations
ALERT AM
ALERT AM System
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
Each ALERT AM Emergency Advisory Radio Station operates from a fixed location with a 3-5-mile radius range. ALERT AM Stations include network program management. National Weather Service warnings that interrupt programming automatically. ALERT AM systems also include an uninterruptible power supply and an audio processor for maximum range and intelligibility. Options include redundant USB-based audio management, live mic and live feed program capabilities, 4-day operational backup. Our StreamCASTing option allows programming to be simulcast to the Internet and can include Alexa advisories. Flashing ALERT Signs may be added to advise motorists of message urgency. ALERT AM Stations are modular and may be upgraded at any time.
RadioSAFE
RadioSAFE Systems
5 to 20+ Mile Radius Range
RadioSAFE Wide Area Emergency Radio Broadcast Systems provide enhanced signal coverage granted by the FCC that can be critical in public emergencies. RadioSAFE System RSF:10X operates at 10 watts with waivered field intensity limits that produce a 7-10-mile radius range. System RSF:500.10X operates the same until required to ramp up to a signal radius of 20+ miles with FCC special approval. Both systems utilize the HPR.0990 High Efficiency Antenna from a fixed location. RadioSAFE systems may be grouped and synchronized to cover jurisdictions; may include automatic targeted National Weather Service all-hazards broadcasts. Flashing beacon signs to announce the signals are one of many options available.
The Information Station
The Information Station
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
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.
RadioSTAT System
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
Easy to deploy to incidents, this compact, transportable Information Radio Station can operate from a fixed location when not required in the field. Optional network operation, USB-flash drive audio management or both. 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 
VoiceStar System
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
The VoiceStar Systems are trailer-mounted, easy-start, licensed AM radio stations with full-sized changeable message signs. Customizable, VoiceStar is solar/AC powered. Both visual and radio messages are managed via wireless means or locally. Available with and without Changeable Message Signs. 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 for extended periods in isolated locations. Coverage radius: 3-5 miles.
EventCAST
EventCAST Rental Radio Station
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
Rent an Information Radio Station for an event, emergency, for signal testing or as an interim solution while a permanent station is installed. Packages can include services: licensing (required for government agencies), onsite setup assist and professional message recording. Coverage: for government agencies, 3-5 mile radius with license; for educational institutions, on property, unlicensed per FCC Part 15.221.
License-Free Radio Station Signage    
InfOspot System
1/4-1/2 Mile Radius Range
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 up to 1/2 mile.
Adviiory Signage 
Advisory Signs
Fixed + Portable | Changeable + Static | Flashing  
These signs can be used to advise motorists of the presence of information radio station signals and general public safety information. Styles: quick-erect, fixed flashing beacon, fixed LED and portable changeable message signs. 
 
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Information Radio Station is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Station (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio (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.