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VoiceStar Technical Specifications *
Customer Review

 "The VoiceStar can be used to provide shelter, point of distribution, point of dispensing, evacuation and emergency action messaging to the public for incidents where this information is a necessary part of the public information stream. Oakland County also pre-deploys  VoiceStar to special events to provide event messaging, such as, traffic routing, parking, shuttle locations, etc."
Theodore Quisenberry
Oakland County Homeland Security, MI

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VoiceStar components
  • Dimensions:  height 162" (raised), 109" (stored), width 70", length 188".
  • Weight:  2500-3000 pounds, varies with options.
  • Painted steel.
  • 4-jack leveling system.
  • Removable tongue and wheels.
  • Surge brake.
  • Lockable equipment cabinets (4):  batteries 2, electronics 2.


  • Solar:  auto-tiltable 440-watt array; 25-40-degree selectable angels; full 360-degree rotation.
  • Batteries:  18 - 210 AH 6V batteries in 1890 AH pack, AGM maintenance-free.
  • AC charger:  90 watts.
  • Runtime:  combined sign and radio station operation 15 days on fully charged batteries alone; 18+ days with solar deployed, depending upon season and location.

Changeable Message Sign

  • Dimensions:  height 79", width 137".
  • 3 lines, 8 characters per line.
  • Characters:  18" square, lens-enhanced LED, 4 LEDs per pixel, 30-degree angularity, 592 nm ITE amber.
  • Programming:  local controller, remote via cell modem.
  • Storable messages:  398 (199 pre-programmed, 199 user-defined).
  • Message scheduling by day/week/year.
  • Power management:  9-level dimming, low voltage disconnect.
  • Hydraulic-lift-raised sign to 13" with manual override.

Information Radio Station

  • Transmitter:  0-10 watts, certified by FCC for TIS/HAR Part 90.242, high efficiency Class D, bandwidth 5000 Hz, 1RU rack height, AM frequencies 530-1710 kHz synthesized, military J/F12 approved, monitor speaker.
  • Digital message player:  file format mp3pro, primary upload Ethernet IP via cell modem with 20-MB flash memory; backup:  USB port, 20-MB flash memory, auto repeat, password protected.
  • Software:  audio creation, editing and processing; may be duplicated by buyer.
  • Antenna:  hinged erection system, 3-piece construction, length varies with frequency, center loaded with tunable tip, black UV and ice-resistant finish, AM lightning arrestor, 10' radius high-flexibility groundplane.
  *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.