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Emergency Advisory Radio Stations and Signage

Travelers' Information Stations, Highway / Emergency Advisory Radio Stations (TIS / EAR / HAR)
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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

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Licensed Radio Stations    
  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. 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.
 
 
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.

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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 Ethernet 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. 


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RadioSTAT System
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
Easy to deploy to incidents, RadioSTAT is a flexible, compact, transportable Information Radio Station that can operate from a fixed location when not required in the field, which makes it quick and easy to set up and to share with other communities. Electronics are housed in a light-weight, high-impact, weather-resistant case with carrying bags for portable antenna and accessories. Versions are available that allow control by USB and/or your wired network or wireless gateway. Capable of broadcasting live and recorded messages. Coverage: 3-5 mile radius. Options a include fixed antenna site, signage to encourage motorists to tune in, wireless control. Licensing and installation services are available. 


VoiceStar System
3 to 5 Mile Radius Range
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.

 
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
Up to 1/2 Mile Range
Custom shorter-range, license-free radio station, tailored to needs. Can be fixed or portable 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.  
Signs 
Advisory Signs & Flashers
Fixed + Portable | Changeable + Static | Flashing  
These indoor/outdoor signs can be used alone or to advise motorists or 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 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