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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Seven Popular Reasons Customers Give for Buying Our Information Stations

No Ongoing Equipment Costs

An Information Radio Station is effectively an appliance for which there is very little, if any, ongoing or annual costs to operate, maintain and keep licensed.

No Middleman

Information Radio Stations are used to speak directly to the public without the budgetary costs, reliability concerns and access issues introduced by a third-party carrier such as the telephone company, internet provider or a broadcast radio/TV station.

No Special Device

Citizens typically utilize a standard automobile radio receiver to hear information. There is nothing that they need to purchase to gain access to the broadcast.

No Electricity = No Problem

Most Information Radio Stations and the vehicle radios that receive them operate on batteries. When grid power goes down, this method of communication is designed to be “up.”

No Obsolescence

Conventional radio technology has been a mainstay for almost 100 years and will not soon be superseded or made obsolete.

No Visual Limitation

The medium of radio is an ideal way to present detailed, changing information to the public without distraction and in a way difficult to match with text messages, static signs or other strictly visual media.

No Physical Constraints

Information Radio Stations may be at fixed locations or portable. Or both fixed and portable. Portability allows an information radio service to easily move locations, to tailor its presence and area of coverage to the emergency at hand.

   
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PO Box 51, Zeeland, Michigan, USA, 49464-0051, Phone 616.772.2300, Fax 616.772.2966, Email info@theRADIOsource.com

The USA's best known source for Travelers' Information Stations, Highway Advisory Radio & related products/services.


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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.