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.
For Use on
Highway Signs where Speeds are 60 Miles per Hour
The FAS6000 Flashing Beacons and Controller allows an operator to turn on or off
a pair of flashing amber beacons on highway
signs through wireless means – without
compromising the AM broadcast signal. The
FAS6000 includes a solar-power
collection-and-storage system, receiver, two
amber 8" or 12" LED flashing beacons for minimum
maintenance, weatherproof enclosure, mounts,
wiring and instructions.
The FAS6000 Flashing Beacons and Controller
system can recognize multiple on/off codes,
allowing each sign to obey commands shared with
other signs in the area. In this way, common
groupings of flashing signs may be
keyed on or off quickly in emergency situations.
Wireless control methods include UFH/VHF radio,
commercial paging, cellular SMS, wireless
Ethernet and cellular DTMF. Land-based methods
include Ethernet/LAN and telco landline. See
Eight-inch or twelve-inch LED beacons are rated
for more than 100,000 hours of continuous
operation. The sealed-gelled cell battery
auto-disconnects at low voltage to preserve
integrity. FAS6000’s 64-watt unbreakable solar
panel and charging system allows many hours of
operation per day without tapping into battery
reserves. FAS6000 batteries provide
approximately 60 hours of continuous dark
operation. The solar charging system adds an
additional 3 to 15 hours of operation per day,
on the average, varying with location and
The FAS6000 Flashing Beacons and Controller does not
include sign panels, unless optioned.
Requires Existing Infrastructure
Controls Signs Individually or in
Controls Signs via Web GUI
Status Feedback Is Provided
Added Hardware Costs
Using DTMF 2-Tone
Requires UHF/VHF Coverage at Sign
Locations on Available Frequency
LAN or Wireless
only if 3rd-Party LAN or Wireless
Provider Is Used
Network Must Be Accessible at All
NEMA4, fiberglass; gasketed, weatherproof with
equipment panel and I-beam or wood post mounts;
vented design; key lockable.
Dimensions: approximately 24 inches by 24 inches
by 14 inches.
Time and date stamping of messages.
Pocsag or Flex available. (Flex is a Motorola
9-15 volt DC operation.
Large CAP code capacity.
Physical (WxDxH) 20x70x30mm.
Parallel printer output (Centronics).
Serial data output (2nd port optional).
4 relays switching 12V 1A (optional).
All frequency bands available (VHF, UHF, 900
External aerial on BNC connector.
Text search and replace.
Two amber LED signals with parallel wiring
pattern, 8-inch diameter. (12-inch is optional.)
Internal faceting that minimizes maintenance
Flashers (1fps) wig-wag format.
Includes top-of-conduit mounts with pan
AC: 120V AC single phase, 50/60 Hz.
Solar: 64 watt, unbreakable solar panel; 20A
charge controller with low voltage disconnect,
LED indicators, adjustable-angle mast mount.
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.