Special about the "Specialists"
Information Station Specialists, founded in 1983, provides an average of 65% of all traveler information stations,
highway advisory radio systems installed in the United States. It is the
only company whose full-time business is dedicated strictly to that
ISS supports every
system it offers for the life of the product and still
provides no-cost support for products installed in the 1980s,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
today's world, stability is important. Information Station
Specialists has been under the same company name and management
throughout its history and has been at the same contact address and
telephone number continuously for more than 20 years.
personnel average more than 14 years of experience per person in the
provision of information radio systems.
ISS is fast. After 9/11, one
city near New York licensed, purchased and installed a complete
Emergency Advisory Radio System from ISS in fewer than 15 days. ISS
can provide licensing and equipment for emergencies within hours.
ISS systems and components are not proprietary but based
on conventional, open-market designs, wiring and mounting.
This makes future upgrades and service simple.
tailors products to many applications: emergency management,
parks/recreation, transportation, tourism and offer
licensed products for all. Offerings include
not only radio but also signs to announce it.
provides an exclusive rental service -- Radio Express -- for
fairs, festivals, sporting events and conventions to broadcast
parking, direction and event schedules.
provides a true "turnkey" solution. Installation quotes,
unless otherwise noted, are priced with all hardware
(including support poles) and services (including installation
of electrical and telephone services). ISS does not ask the
buyer to provide his/her own antenna poles and electrical
and telephone installation work. ISS does not ask the
client to prepare the transmitter sites. We do these things as part of
our standard turnkey package.
Flexible Antenna Installation
ISS licensed radio systems provide a
complete, inexpensive and flexible antenna system. ISS offers
4 different antenna/groundplane styles, none of which require
100-foot-radius grounding wires or ground rods that emit
chemicals into the soil. This allows simple, safe antenna
installation on building roofs, in adjacent yards and at
locations where no buildings are available.
ISS' 10-watt transmitter is unique. It is the only
transmitter of its kind that features synthesized operation, so
changes in frequency don't require surgery
ISS' most popular radio systems include the
NX8R Digital Message
Player, which is the apex of quality, flexibility and capacity.
The NX8R allows for complete program control, affording the operator
local or remote operation, 1,000 messages, high quality recording,
external feed integration, automatic station identification and many
more features -- all supported by nonvolatile memory.
Emergency Management Orientation
When used for emergency management applications, ISS products
shine. Only ISS ALERT AM, RoadRunnR and RESPONDER1 products offer a
NOAA All-Hazard Receiver that reacts to all current NOAA hazard
codes and may be programmed for up to 5 counties, automatically
interrupting broadcasts with critical localized information for
listeners. The receiver is the only one on the market that may be
field programmed to be updated with the latest NA hazard codes and
new protocols. Additionally, these products come stocked with
prerecorded messages, tailored to local emergency management.
products to help announce your radio signal to motorists,
featuring exclusive embedded LEDs to grab attention, when situations
Creativity in Portability
portable systems are our claim to fame
today. We offer custom portable systems for utility trailers and
vans as well as for mobile command centers.
ISS created the first
portable advisory radio system for Caltrans back in the 1980s, and
More Product-Related Exclusives
Complete Array of Services
Parts & repairs.
Professional message recording.
Site visits via our network of representatives.
System integration and customization.
- FCC licensing.
- FCC field studies.
- Frequency searches.
See the "Services" drop-down menu at the top of every
ISS offers customers technical support by phone/email for the life of the
product at no extra charge.
sample cudo for ISS Service
emergency managers expressed grateful appreciation to ISS field tech Tom Coviak
(left) for his expert advice,
when their primary station operator
unexpectedly died. Over the phone, Coviak helped them
quickly reinstate station operations.
Customers Like this Cross-Section
- Airports, e.g., Detroit Metro,
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Community Emergency Operations Centers across
the US (see map)
- Crazy Horse Mountain Carving
- Department of Homeland Security Border Crossings,
e.g., Mexico, Canada
- Departments of
Transportation, e.g., Caltrans, Washington State
- Major golf tournaments
- Kennedy Space Center
- Lake Ponchartrain Causeway, New
- Los Alamos County & Lab, New Mexico
- Mackinac Bridge
- Miami Fire/Rescue
- National Parks (see a partial list)
- Tennessee Valley Authority - Land Between the Lakes
- Universities, e.g., Texas Tech, SUNY Buffalo, U
of MD, UCLA
- US Military Bases, e.g., Fort Bragg,
Fort Lewis, Coast Guard Stations
How some view ISS:
Cudo 1 -
Wildland Residents Association.
- Cudo 2 -
National Park Service.
- Cudo 3 -
Antelope Valley, California.
- Cudo 4 - State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Cudo 5
- West Point, Utah.
- Cudo 6 -
Utah Department of Transportation.
- Cudo 7 -
was last updated on
September 26, 2007.