Pathfinder® is a compact, programmable siren and light controller available with self-contained controls or remote surface mount control head. Pathfinder is packed with features such as dual-tone and integrated Rumbler intersection clearing capability along with optional Federal Signal Vehicle Integration/On-Board Diagnostics (OBDII) integration. Pathfinder is easy to install and incorporates Convergence Network Configuration Software to provide a high-level of customizable control capability. All new programming software is available as a download from the Federal Signal website making it easy to program one vehicle – or an entire fleet – from your laptop.
The Pathfinder built-in timer feature senses ignition ON/OFF and allows the selection of multiple time settings. Various devices can be wired to relay outputs on the Pathfinder amplifier (such as in-car video DVRs, radios, and laptop chargers), and a security shotgun timer is provided to minimize the possibility of unauthorized shotgun release. Pathfinder timer feature allows the end user to avoid the extra cost of an external timer per vehicle by allowing each device to be turned off at a different time, unlike many one setting external timers used by departments.
Programming Software Features
The Convergence Network Configuration Software is available as a download from the FS website and siren configurations can be created via a laptop computer. Configured programs can be extracted, modified, and stored for ease of service and re-use. The Federal Signal Convergence Network allows the user to “plug-n-play” simply by connecting the siren to the vehicle’s light bar.
Pathfinder gives the user the ability to clone an entire fleet of siren functions. The user simply connects the Pathfinder to a PC and downloads the functions of the programmed software onto a USB drive to download functions to each siren.
FS Vehicle Integration/On-Board Diagnostics Integration (OBDII)
The FS Vehicle Integration is a simple plug-in connection using the existing vehicle CAN bus system. The FS Vehicle Integration uses a vehicle specific cable (sold separately) to seamlessly integrate with the vehicle allowing light and siren control with vehicle events such as door open, headlight, brake, speed, park, etc. The use of the FS Vehicle Integration removes the need to separately wire certain options such as horn ring transfer or ignition.
Integrated Rumbler® Capability
The Pathfinder is available with built-in Rumbler® Intersection Clearing capability. This allows the Pathfinder to produce a Rumbler tone without the need for a separate externally mounted amplifier. Rumbler capability requires the purchase of Rumbler woofers and vehicle specific mounting kit. Dual tone capability cannot be utilized with the Rumbler capability unless a complete RUMBLER-3-PF, which includes the additional amplifier, is purchased.
Pathfinder + (1) 100 W siren speaker = single tone
Pathfinder + (2) 100 W siren speakers = dual tone
Pathfinder + (1) 100 W speaker + (1) or (2) Rumbler woofers = single tone and Rumbler
Pathfinder + (2) 100 W siren speakers + RUMBLER-3-PF kit (includes two woofers) = Rumbler and dual tone siren (one channel will Rumble)