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Information Station Technical Specifications*
IP and USB Editions
Our Electronic Enclosures Allow Rear & Front Access
Our security enclosures open from the front or back, making it easy to add, service or replace electronics.
 
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Compliance
Requires FCC license granted to local government or health agency (FCC Rules Part 90.242) or by National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration for federal government agency, or by US Military.
Components
Transmitter (TR.6000 HQ 5.0)
  • FCC certified (Part 90.242) for Travelers' Information (TIS) radio applications (Certification B7MTR-6000TIS-WB).
  • Manufactured in the USA.
  • 0-10 watt operation, Class D, duel output devices.
  • Approved for military and federal agencies use on 510-530 kHz, 1610-1710 kHz - Certification J/F 12/07677.
  • Synthesized frequency selection.
  • Frequency stability +/-20 Hz.
  • Frequency range: 530 to 1710 kHz AM.
  • 5000 Hz audio bandwidth with limiting.
  • Power and audio control relays.
  • Internal monitor speaker with volume control.
  • 24V DC; power consumption 36 watts.
  • 19” rack mount, 1 RU.

AM Radio Antenna (ANXX)

  • Frequency range: 530-1710 kHz.
  • Center-loaded, vertical, whip.
  • Vertically polarized.
  • Omni directional (0-360).
  • Anodized aluminum finish.
  • Adjustable tip for precise tuning.
  • Power: up 100 Watts Carrier (1700 kHz) with 100% modulation. Less at lower frequencies and for modulation types that exceed 100% positive.
  • Radiation efficiency: 24 mV/m/km; Ref 1KW: (530 kHz) to 110 mV/m/km (1700 kHz). 30' tip height above ground on a 20’ metal support pole or tower with 25’ 32-element groundplane.
  • Bandwidth (3:1 SWR): 530 kHz: 5 kHz; 1710 kHz: 10.4 kHz.
  • Temperature endurance: -40°C. to 85°C.
  • Wind endurance: 80 miles per hour with ¼” of ice.
  • Overall assembled length: varies with frequency, i.e., 297” for 530 kHz, 129” for 1700 kHz.
  • Split-type mounts with stainless-steel hardware kit; masts, stands; lightning arrestors; enclosures.
  • RF exposure separation: 1-meter minimum recommended.
PowerPlane Preassembled Groundplane
Two Digital Message Players from which to Choose:

    MGR.021 Audio Management System for the USB Edition

  • Playback: MPEG (.mp3).
  •  Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz.
  • Bit/Sample Rate: up to 128Kbps/48KHz.
  • Loading Type: USB flash drive.
  • Memory Type: flash.
  • Indicators: LED Status.
  • Controls: Speaker on/off; Output volume.
  • Memory Capacity: 34.7 hours @ 128 kbps.
  • Message Capacity: up to 1024. Message Playback: continuous
  • Power: AC Power Adapter to12VDC @ 500mA.
  • Audio Output: 8Ω or 600Ω RCA.
  • Size (H x W x D): 6.00" x 6.00" x 1.50"

    TMS.020 Audio Management System for the IP Edition

  • Browser-based (LAN/WAN) or local control program control.
  • Local message selection via front panel control.
  • File format: MP3, WAV, FLAAC, OGG; (64-128 kbps recommended).
  • Ethernet (RJ-45 Port).
  • Memory format: nonvolatile - no battery backup required.
  • Currently playing message displayed on front panel LCD.
  • Message loading via network upload or removable SD card.
  • Memory storage size 32GB minimum.
  • Message lengths: variable. Message playlists may be created and stored.
  • Message order: continuous sequential message play-out based on user-determined order.
  • Messages and playlists may also be triggered by HTML CGI commands.
  • Audio inputs and outputs: 600 ohms; RCA jacks; unbalanced.
  • Power: 120VAC/12VDC (2 watts); 150 ma @ 12VDC.
  • 19” rack mount format; 1 RU. Dimensions: 19” W X 1.75” H X 10” D.
Indoor Security Enclosure
  • Durable black, textured power-coat finish.
  • Dimensions: 28.0" H x 22.5" W x 18.0" D.
  • Interior space for rack-mounted components: 21.0" H 15.0" D.
  • 200-pound equipment weight capacity.
  • Rack-mount equipment mounting format – 12 rack spaces.
  • 16-gauge steel construction with 1/8" thick laser-cut corner braces.
  • Toolfree quick-mount system for easy, one-person installation of the center section to the back pan on the job site.
  • Windowed front door provides access for control of electronics, key lockable.
  • Secondary service access door provides access to rear of electronic components and wiring. Service access door is key lock and padlock-able.
  • Seismic certified.
  • EIA/TIA compliant.
  • UL listed in the US and Canada.
Associated Materials
  • All wiring, connectors, mounts and hardware.
  • Test equipment: wattmeter and dummy load for antenna tuning and system diagnosis.
Options

Broadcast Quality Audio Processor (HQ 5.2)

  • Front panel menu with job-wheel setup.
  • Performs AGC, 3-band compression, peak control and output filtering. Has user adjustments for compression, EQ, limiting and program density.
  • DSP limiting offers tight peak control without clipping.
  • USB connector enables fast firmware updates in the field.
  • Distortion: less than 0.02% THD (proof mode).
  • Noise: better than 72dB below the limited ceiling level measured through the appropriate de-emphasis network.
  • Program lines: input – active-balanced XLR analog, -20dBu-+20dBu; output – ative-balanced XLR analog, -15dBu-+12dBu.
  • Latency: 3.5 ms – 4.5 ms.
  • Power requirement: 12VDC at 200 ma.
  • Size and weight: 1.6” ”H x 5.5”W x 5.5”D (1U); 4 lbs.
  • Rack space required: 1RU (1/3 space).

Flashing ALERT Signs with remote-controlled flashing beacons may be installed to notify motorists of the station’s signal at key locations along streets.

Hybrid Digital Audio Management System

     USB Version:  MGR.021
  • Playback: MPEG (.mp3).
  •  Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz.
  • Bit/Sample Rate: up to 128Kbps/48KHz.
  • Loading Type: USB flash drive.
  • Memory Type: flash.
  • Indicators: LED Status.
  • Controls: Speaker on/off; Output volume.
  • Memory Capacity: 34.7 hours @ 128 kbps.
  • Message Capacity: up to 1024. Message Playback: continuous
  • Power: AC Power Adapter to12VDC @ 500mA.
  • Audio Output: 8Ω or 600Ω RCA.
  • Size (H x W x D): 6.00" x 6.00" x 1.50"


     IP Version: TMS.020

  • Browser-based (LAN/WAN) or local control program control.
  • Local message selection via front panel control.
  • File format: MP3, WAV, FLAAC, OGG; (64-128 kbps recommended).
  • Ethernet (RJ-45 Port).
  • Memory format: nonvolatile - no battery backup required.
  • Currently playing message displayed on front panel LCD.
  • Message loading via network upload or removable SD card.
  • Memory storage size 32GB minimum.
  • Message lengths: variable. Message playlists may be created and stored.
  • Message order: continuous sequential message play-out based on user-determined order.
  • Messages and playlists may also be triggered by HTML CGI commands.
  • Audio inputs and outputs: 600 ohms; RCA jacks; unbalanced.
  • Power: 120VAC/12VDC (2 watts); 150 ma @ 12VDC.
  • 19” rack mount format; 1 RU. Dimensions: 19” W X 1.75” H X 10” D.

StreamCAST Network Audio Interface that allows streaming of the broadcast program directly to smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. Listeners gain access to the stream by merely scanning a QR tag or by clicking a unique link on your (or a special HearMoreInfo) website.

Signal Measurement Receiver

  • AM Receive Band: 520-1710 kHz; 10 kHz per channel.
  • Signal Intensity Display: 2-digit 15-99 (dbu).
  •  Tuning: Digital 10 khz LCD readout, lighted; auto/manual tuning; auto tuning storage.
  • Power: 3- AA batteries (included), 6 VDC input jack.
  • Audio Output: speaker, 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Dimensions: 5.3” X 3.4” X 1.0”.
  • Weight: 7.1 oz.
  • Instructions: manufacturer; ISS guidance sheets for the use of SMR Receiver for AM noise and signal monitoring.

Cell modem for remote system control, when a wired network is not available.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for backup for momentary power interruption or when generator starts in a power outage.

Outdoor Electronics Enclosure

  • Weatherproof, gasketed, NEMA4 steel construction.
  • Pole or wall mountable (includes wood pole mount).
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors.
  • Back panel wiring harness, local test phone.
  • AC-terminal block and power-surge arrestor.
  • Pad-lockable design.
Services

Illustrated Instruction Manual

Remote Technical Support for the Life of the Product

Message Recording Services

Required Utilities
  • 110-volt AC, single-phase/50/60 Hz, less than 1 amp AC operating current (20-amp breaker).
  • IP Edition only:  LAN/WAN Ethernet service.
  *These specifications are subject to change without notice.
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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