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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 America's Source for Information Radio Systems and Services for over 40 Years
 
Fixed-Location, FCC-Licensed Information Radio Systems

Travelers' Information Stations, Highway / Emergency Advisory Radio Stations (TIS / EAR / HAR)
Portable & Fixed (3-5-mile range)
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The Information Station AN2X Antenna (at left) atop the visitor center at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in NV.
 
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Fixed Stations

 
ALERT AM
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.

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.
Portable Stations


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RadioSTAT
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.

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 VoiceStar
This trailer-mounted system includes both an Information Radio Station and a changeable message sign. Customizable. VoiceStar is solar/AC powered and both visual and radio messages can be managed via wireless means or locally.
 Temporary Rental Station

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EventCAST
Rent an Information Radio Station for an event, for signal testing or as an interim solution while a permanent station is installed. Packages can include services: licensing, onsite setup assist and professional message recording.
 
   
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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.