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Information Station Specialists is the sole provider in the United States of the exclusive RadioSTAT Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Station. Other radio systems cannot perform any of the following important functions:
1. Only we provide radio system components strictly manufactured in the United States.
2. Only our transmitter (TR.6000 HQ5.0) features full 5000 Hz audio bandwidth to comply with new FCC rules that allow for high quality broadcasting. The transmitter employs a modern synthesized frequency system, so that if a frequency change ever is necessary, it can be easily done without component changes or board-level work. This transmitter also utilizes an efficient Class D amplifier, comprised of only two driver devices for highest reliability and is the only such unit manufactured and type-accepted for TIS applications in the United States. Moreover, it is approved for military use on 510-530 kHz, 1610-1700 kHz (Certification: J/F 12/07677). We also provide he HQ5.1 Broadcast Quality Audio Processor to take advantage of new FCC audio-filtering standards for expanded bandwidth TISs (certified by the FCC on February 18, 2016, for exclusive use with the TR.6000 Transmitter). The processor increases broadcast quality, intelligibility and loudness.
3. RadioSTAT is the only system of its kind that is comprised of a transmitter/audio system mounted in a weather-resistant shock case to allow maximum in portability (via handles/wheels) and flexibility (it may be used on the ground or on a building roof).
4. Only the RadioSTAT Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Station features black antennas that discourage ice build-up. Also, they are finished with a special UV-resistant, architectural-anodization process to prevent color fading. Our antennas exclusively include written documentation of safe RF exposure distance per ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992 standard by a professional engineer (PE).
5. Only the RadioSTAT Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Station includes a USB/flash drive-based digital message player and includes audio editing software to allow message creation and management on any standard PC or laptop. Only RadioSTAT allows uploads of audio via an Ethernet network.
6. Only the RadioSTAT Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Station features a quick-erect antenna stand to support the antenna and connected groundplane that collapses and can be deployed within 10 minutes.
7. Only Information Station Specialists provides as diagnostic equipment a Signal Measurement Radio ReceiverTM to measure the radio station’s signal intensity to ensure it complies with FCC signal strength regulations.
8. Information Station Specialists' electronic designs are nonproprietary and all equipment uses standard 19" rack-mount hardware for ease of substitution and service. This means that, in the future, you may change components as needed without the requirement to return to us; i.e., simple wiring diagrams are provided, so you can service equipment yourself, if you choose, or have a third party assist – all with our full support.
9. Additionally, only we offer technical assistance for the life of the product. We still support today radio stations that first went on the air in the 1980s. Our staff of engineers has more than 80 years of combined experience specifically in the kind of radio technology under which RadioSTAT operates (FCC Rules, Part 90.242). This experience level is more than double that of any other company in the business.
10. Only we offer free professional recording services.
11. Only Information Station Specialists offers remote technical assistance 24/7 and potential interference notification service for the life of the station.
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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.