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  The SignalcastIP package is comprised of software utilities, options and services that allow convenient advisory radio station programming management. Deployment may be in single workstation format or network-based computer to afford multiple control points.  
  Screen Sample: Playlist View

Mp3 files that are played by the device are listed in sequence, starts and loops. Each message is a single mp3 file, and there is no limit on the number that may be in rotation. From this screen you may control your messages playlist.
 


 

 
Applications

Municipalities: management of emergency advisory radio station programming from various city government departments on an intranet.

Departments of Transportation: control of virtually an unlimited number of Highway Advisory Radio Stations via network or dialed-up modem from single or multiple control locations; automatic control from an Automatic Traffic Management System computer.

Airports: control of advisory radio station programming from multiple networked locations, such as the operations department and the parking office.

 

 
 
Capabilities

SignalcastIP allows . . .

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Recording of High Quality Broadcast Messages (Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Messages).

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Editing, Processing & Library Storage of Recorded Messages.

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Creation of Messages via Text-to-Speech with Male & Female Voices.

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Importation of Messages in .mp3 & .wav Formats.

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Drag-and-Drop Message Playlist & Flashing Sign On/Off Control.

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Automatic message scheduling by time, day or date. Internal time clock never requires setting, keeping time even with total loss of power.

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Ethernet-Based (Standard) or Modem Connectivity (Optional).

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10-User License.

 

 
 
Warranty

SignalcastIP may be bundled with hardware and peripherals, installation and training options. Warranty term on ISS products, including computers and software, is one year from the date of delivery or ISS installation, whichever comes later, unless otherwise stated in writing. Full warranty is available upon request. Warranty is void should the configuration of components, hardware or software, including the total system, be modified (or modified with respect to the operating environment) subsequent to delivery.

 

 
  Screen Sample: Scheduling View

The calendar allows your station to change messages on its own via a schedule you create -- great for construction projects and events that affect traffic.

 


 

 
Specifications

Software

Application Architecture

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Platform – Windows Server 2000, 2003; XP Pro (server side).

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Database – SQL server for storing the current state of the system.

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Web Server – Microsoft Internet Information Server for Windows NT.

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Text 2 Speech Generation – server side using AT&T Natural Voices Software.

Security Features

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Access control to the application is through Windows User Groups & Users.

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Users access the application through Internet Explorer.

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Application may be configured to be accessed locally (INTRANET) or remote (EXTRANET).

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Multiple users can access the application at the same time.

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User Interface (UI).

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Intuitive UI.

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Uses state of the art web technology (such as Ajax) minimizing “refreshes” that cause the webpage to go back to the server.

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Online “Help.”


The NX6000 Message Player and RAS6000 Remote Access Server (immediately below) function in concert with SignalcastIP to repeat messages for emergency and highway advisory radio stations:

NX6000 Message Player

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TCP/IP in switched 10/100 Ethernet environments, 10baseT (IEEE 802.3).

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PPP connections for remote dial-up operations.

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FTP audio message transfers.

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Automatically logs system events and playback for manger review.

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Connectivity over a network for audio programming.

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Can be locally controlled or programmed via RS-232 serial port.

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MP3 audio file format, 32 to 128 kbps audio rates supported.

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Audio storage (standard) 1,000 minutes (16 bit, 44kpps, mono).

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Output level + 0dbu in two RCA type connectors (+6 dB/ XLR optional).

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Output level programmable from -110 to + 18dB.

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Harmonic distortion: 0.05 percent.

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Dynamic range: 86dB.

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Voltage: 120 VAC or 24VDC.

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19” rack, 1U.

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Weight: 8 pounds.

(OPTIONAL) RAS6000 REMOTE ACCESS SERVER, 3-PORT MODEM TO ETHERNET

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3 integrated V90/56K modems.

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PAP & CHAP authentication.

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10 MB Ethernet connectivity to I/IPX LANs.

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Local & remote management using a telnet, TFTP or bundled management software.

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RADIUS authentication & accounting support.

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Flash memory on modems & server for easy updates.

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LAN port interface: 10 Base T.

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WAN ports interface: 3 built-in V90/56K modems.

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Data rates: 33.6K BPS upload & 33.6K BPS download speeds from dial-in clients & non-V90/56K flex servers; 56K BPS download speeds from digital V90/56K flex servers (dial-out only).

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Standards: data = V90/56K flex, enhanced V34 & below; error correction - V42; data compression = MNP Class 5, V42 BIS.

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Operation: line type, dial up.

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Memory: 8 MB RAM, 2 MB Flash ROM.

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Physical description: 6.2" W x 1.4" H x 9.0" D; 2 pounds; 15.8 CM x 3.6 CM x 22.9 CM; 0.9 KG.

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Approvals: FCC Parts 15 & 68; EN55022; EN55024; EN60950; UL 1950; CE mark.

 

 
 
Cost  
bullet SignalcastIP Broadcast Management Software Package
$15,995
bullet Host Server with SignalcastIP Software Installed
$  4,995
bullet NX6000 Message Player (one needed at each radio station)
$  3,695
bullet Optional RAS6000 Remote Access Server (dial-up control of message player)
$  1,700
 
  Related Links
  • ALERT AM Emergency Advisory Radio - homepage.
  • ITS6000 Highways Advisory Radio System - homepage.
  • Lower Cost Workstation Audio Control for Non-Networked Computer - webpage.
  This page was last updated on May 06, 2008.
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