The attractive and durable product can be wall mounted or sit on a desktop and comes with an attached antenna that can be removed if connecting to an outside antenna. The Informer has a built-in battery and charger to provide reliable operation even in the event of an AC power failure. The unit is available in the VHF, UHF, or Lowband frequency ranges and is set for narrowband operation. Up to four separate RF channels may be programmed into the TAR. These channels are easily selected from the built in front panel membrane keypad.
The standard product will decode single-tone, two-tone sequential, DTMF, and optionally, EAS/SAME or Federal Signal Digital protocols. The Informer is capable of generating four separate warning tones that can be followed by a live voice announcement. The Informer also has a clearly marked LED panel which will flash to indicate an emergency alert has been received. Two programmable relay outputs rated 5A @ 30VDC and a 600-ohm audio output are also available. These outputs can be used to control other equipment such as a strobe light for warning the hearing impaired or to tie into external PA systems.
The Informer is programmable over a built in RS232 port from an easy to use Windows XP/Vista/7® based software program. The device includes a UL Listed wall transformer and battery back-up system that will provide more than 1.5 hours of full monitoring or multiple hours in standby. Other features include a low battery indicator, built-in diagnostics, and a test indicator LED.