Features

Pathfinder® is a compact, programmable siren and light controller available with self-contained controls, remote surface-mount control heads, or handheld control head. Pathfinder is packed with features such as dual-tone and integrated Rumbler traffic 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. Convergence Network Configuration 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.

Controller Features
Pathfinder provides the user with customized control of the siren, warning lights, directional lights, and other accessories. Pathfinder can control the SignalMaster™ directional functions in light bars, ILS systems and “stick” lights that are compatible with FS Convergence Network as well as Latitude™ 3-wire SignalMaster. For convenient visual reference, the Pathfinder emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation.

All controller options feature programmable buttons that can be programmed for press-on, press-off, momentary, and multiple different blinking styles. The button brightness can be dimmed or turned-off for stealth operation. Over (100) labeling stickers, such as alley, gun lock, and wail allow for further customization of the control head.

Button color can be programmed through the Convergence Network Configuration Software. The self-contained and remote models can be programmed in dual color (Red/Blue) while the Handheld, 17-button, 6-button and 4-button can be programmed in nine different colors - Red, Blue, Green, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, White, Purple and Amber.  

Self-contained controls and Remote surface mount controller
The control faceplate includes a four-position progressive slide switch, seven-position rotary switch and (9) backlit buttons. The noise-canceling microphone that is included with the remote-control head uses a RJ11 connector to plug directly into the control head, eliminating the need to run a mic cable back to the amplifier. For increased versatility the amplifier offers a ¼" jack microphone plug option (¼" jack microphone and remote extension kit sold separately).
 
Handheld controller

The handheld controller features (14) backlit buttons, and the ergonomic design provides convenient volume control and push-to-talk button on the side of the controller. It also has a magnetic mount and includes brackets for fixed or swivel mounting. The microphone is included in the control head, eliminating the need to run a mic cable back to the amplifier. For increased versatility, the amplifier offers a ¼" jack microphone plug option. (¼" jack microphone and remote extension kit sold separately).

17-Button Controller

The 17-button controller features a four-position progressive slide switch and (17) backlit buttons. For visual reference, the control head emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation. The included noise-canceling microphone uses a RJ11 connector to plug directly into the control head, eliminating the need to run a mic cable back to the amplifier. For increased versatility, the amplifier offers a ¼" jack microphone plug option (1/4" microphone and remote extension kit sold separately)

4-Button Controller

The 4-Button controller faceplate includes (4) backlit buttons. For visual reference, the control head emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation. The noise-canceling microphone that is included with the PF200S4 uses a ¼" jack plug that plugs directly into the amplifier. A remote extension kit is included.

 6-Button Controller

The 6-Button controller faceplate includes (6) backlit buttons and a four-position progressive slide switch. For visual reference, the control head emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation. The noise-canceling microphone that is included with the PF200S6 uses a ¼" jack plug that plugs directly into the amplifier. A remote extension kit is included. 

Amplifier Features

Pathfinder default siren tones include Wail, Yelp, Priority, Manual/Peak-and-Hold, Hi-Lo, Powercall, and Air Horn. A library of other selectable siren tones are available including Unitrol™ branded siren tones such as Wail, Yelp, Futura, Hi-Lo, Ultra Hi-Lo, Alarm, Air Horn, and Hetro. PA, radio rebroadcast, and Air Horn are standard in the Pathfinder. Pathfinder also includes (2) serial ports to be used with the FS Convergence Network devices such as light bars or directional warning lights for easy “plug-n-play” installation.

Other amplifier features include horn ring transfer (TAPII, Timer or Hands Free), Park, Ignition, and (4) general purpose inputs for trunk/door release, gun lock, intrusion alarms and monitoring K9 temperature systems. The polarity of each input is programmable except for ignition.

Timer Feature
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.

Integrated Rumbler® Capability
The Pathfinder is available with built-in Rumbler® Traffic 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, which includes the additional amplifier, is purchased.
  •  Pathfinder + (1) 100 W siren speaker = single tone and standard PA
  • Pathfinder + (2) 100 W siren speakers = dual-tone and standard PA
  • Pathfinder + (1) 100 W speaker + (1) or (2) Rumbler woofers = single tone, Rumbler and enhanced PA  
  • Pathfinder + (2) 100 W siren speakers + RUMBLER-3 kit (includes two woofers) = Rumbler, dual-tone siren, and standard PA (one channel will Rumble)
  • Pathfinder + (1) or (2) Rumbler woofers + (2) 100 W siren speakers + MS4000 = dual-tone, Rumbler, and enhanced PA
Steady Burn Models
Exterior lights are available as steady burn models for use with the Pathfinder siren. The combination of Steady Burn models and the Pathfinder siren allows the Pathfinder to control lights around the vehicle by utilizing flash patterns in the siren, syncing/alternating light heads, and dimming light heads.
 
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.
 

Programming Software FeaturesThe Convergence Network Configuration Software is available as a download from the FS website and siren configurations can be created via 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.

Rear Expansion Module
The EXPMOD-2 Rear Expansion Module works with any Pathfinder Siren to provide an additional (16) 7.5 Amp flashing outputs and (2) 20 Amp control outputs. The Rear Expansion Module makes installation faster and easier by giving you full control of OEM brake, tail, turn, reverse and third brake light lighting without the use of additional flashers. (9) blackout relays are also included that allow trained officers to have the ability to cut off all rear lighting to avoid detection. The Rear Expansion Module includes (3) serial ports to be used with the FS Convergence Network devices such as light bars or directional warning lights for easy “plug-n-play” installation. The Rear Expansion Module is controlled by a Pathfinder siren that can be programmed through the Convergence Network Configuration Software to provide a high-level of distributed and customizable control capability. Up to two Rear Expansion Modules can be used with a Pathfinder Siren providing a total of (32) 7.5 Amp flashing outputs and (4) 20 Amp control outputs. Vehicle specific rear taillight connection wire harnesses are available for the Dodge Charger Pursuit, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Durango and Ford Police Interceptor Utility. 
 
24-Channel Expansion Module
The EXPMOD24 24-Channel Expansion module works with any Pathfinder Siren to provide an additional 24 flashing outputs to a Pathfinder System. The 24-Channel Expansion Module is controlled by a Pathfinder siren that can be programmed through the Convergence Network Configuration Software to provide a high-level of distributed and customizable control capability. The maximum output current for each relay can also be set with the Convergence Network Configuration Software. The 24-Channel Expansion Module is potted to help protect it from unfavorable weather conditions making it ideal for under the hood mounting. Up to four 24-Channel Expansion Modules can be used with a Pathfinder siren.
 
Power Distribution Module
The PFPDM-1 Power Distribution Module provides electrical power from one main power source. The Power Distribution Module makes installation faster and easier and increases reliability due to having fewer failure points. In the case of a product losing power, the Power Distribution Module features diagnostic LEDs that will allow the failure point to be quickly located.  The Power Distribution Module includes (4) serial ports to be used with the FS Convergence Network devices, such as light bars or directional warning lights, for easy “plug-n-play” installation. The Power Distribution Module also includes (4) programmable outputs that can be programmed through the Convergence Network Software to provide a high-level of distributed and customizable control capability.
 
On Scene Sync Module
The PFSYNC-1 On Scene Sync Module works in conjunction with any Pathfinder Siren to provide synchronization between multiple “like-programmed” vehicles. On Scene Sync Module uses a GPS signal to maintain timing between vehicles providing the capability to synchronize warning lights, and voice messages to unify the visual and audible warning of multi-vehicle response. An ambient light sensor is also included in the On Scene Sync Module to auto-adjust warning lights.

 

 

 

Specifications

Input Voltage 12/24 VDC
Standby Current Less than 0.1 A
Operating Temperature Range -40˚ C to +80˚ C
Physical Dim. (HxWxD)
AMP 2.5 in (6.4 cm) x 6.0 in (15.2 cm) x 7.0 in (17.8 cm)
PF200 2.5 in (6.4 cm) x 6.0 in (15.2 cm) x 8.4 in (21.3 cm)
PF200R Control Head 2.5 in (6.4 cm) x 6.0 in (15.2 cm) x 1.5 in (3.6 cm)
PF200H Control Head 6.0 in (15.2 cm) x 2.5 in (6.4 cm) x 1.3 in (3.3 cm)
PF200S17 Control Head 3.2 in x (8.3 cm) x 6.8 in (17.3 cm) x 1.6 in (4.1 cm)
PF200S6 Control Head 2.8 in x (7.1 cm) x 2.6 in (6.6 cm) x 1.1 in (2.8 cm)
PF200S4 Control Head 1.6 in x (4.1 cm) x 3.5 in (8.9 cm) x 1.0 in (2.5 cm)
Ship Weight 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg)

Resources

Marketing Updates

Videos

Pathfinder Voice Message Capability Video (2:15)
Pathfinder Power Distribution and Expansion Modules (0:54)
Pathfinder OBD Integration (0:50)
Pathfinder Voice Messages (0:37)
Pathfinder Lights and Siren Controller (1:37)
Pathfinder Public Address (0:33)
Pathfinder Rumbler and Dual-Tone Capability (0:37)

Ordering Information

Model Types
Model Description
PF200S6 Siren/Light Controller with 6 button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability and Integrated dual-tone capability
PF200S4 Siren/Light Controller with 4 button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, Integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability
PF200 Siren/Light Controller with self-contained controls, 100/200 W, OBD integration capability, integrated Rumbler® capability, and integrated dual tone capability
PF200R Siren/Light Controller with Remote surface mount controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler ® capability, and integrated dual tone capability
PF200H Siren/Light controller with Handheld controller/microphone, 100/200W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability, and integrated dual tone capability
PF200S17B Siren/Light Controller with 17 button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability, and integrated dual-tone capability
PF200AMP Pathfinder Amplifier, no controller
PF100 Siren/Light Controller with self-contained controls,, 100 W, OBDII integration capability and integrated Rumbler capability
PF100H Siren/Light Controller with 4-button controller, 100 W, OBDII integration capability and integrated Rumbler capability
Accessories
Product # Description
PF-VM 1-3 custom messages, one-time set up fee
OBDCABLE6-1 6-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2017-2019 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2018-2020 Ford F-150, 2018-2021 Chevrolet Silverado
OBDCABLE6-2 6-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2020-2022 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
OBDCABLE6-3 6-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2020-2021 Ford Expedition, 2020 Ford F-150, and 2020-2021 Ford F-250
OBDCABLE25-3 25-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2020-2021 Ford Expedition, 2020 Ford F-150, and 2020-2021 Ford F-250
OBDCABLE25-1 25-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2018-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2018 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2018-2021 Ford F-150
OBDCABLE25-2 25-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2020-2022 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
OBDCABLE6-DGCAN 6-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2018-2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit, 2018-2021 Dodge Durango, and 2018-2021 Dodge Ram 1500
OBDCABLE8-GMCAN 8-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
OBDCABLE20-GMCAN 20-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
OBDCABLE25-DGCAN 25-ft OBDII interface cable, for use on 2018-2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit, 2018-2021 Dodge Durango, and 2018-2021 Dodge Ram 1500
MNCT-SD Microphone, noise-canceling, PA/Radio
RMK Remote extension kit for ¼" jack microphone
PFPDM-1 Power Distribution Module, 100 A max load
PFSYNC-1 On Scene Sync Module
EXPMOD24 24-Channel Expansion Module
EXPMOD-2 Rear Expansion Module, (18) solid state programmable relay outputs, (16) 7.5 Amp flashing outputs and (2) 20 Amp control outputs
EXPHARN01 Rear taillight connection wire harness for use with EXPMOD-2 expansion module, Dodge Charger Pursuit, 2015-2020
EXPHARN03 Rear taillight connection wire harness for use with EXPMOD-2 expansion module, Ford Interceptor Utility 2020-2022
EXPHARN04 Rear taillight and rear liftgate lighting connection wire harness for use with EXPMOD-2 expansion module, Dodge Durango, 2018-2021