Intelligibility

Code Speaks Louder About Intelligibility

Read: Fire/Life-Safety Survival in the Great Indoors

Fire/Life-Safety Survival in the Great Indoors

Fire/life-safety issues for large venues such as shopping malls, arenas and big-box stores run the gamut. Installing contractors must grasp how to balance the tradeoff among system types, costs and coverage, as well as negotiate the sometimes conflicting goals and demands of others involved in decisions.

Read: Tech Talk: The Quest for Intelligent Speech

Tech Talk: The Quest for Intelligent Speech

How many times have you been in a public place and heard an announcement that was impossible to recognize? What if the message was an evacuation order for assistance in exiting a burning building? Learn the critical facets of speech intelligibility and how to test for it.

Read: An Intelligent Approach to Intelligibility

An Intelligent Approach to Intelligibility

NFPA 72-2010 includes a section outlining important new requirements for voice evacuation systems. Better understand the concept of intelligibility, learn about the code changes and how they apply to notification systems.

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