Proper design of an emergency communications system requiring voice intelligibility depends on factors such as room acoustics, speaker layout and even the manner in which the person is announcing a live instruction.
Shane Clary · August 27, 2014
Mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) is the $2.5 billion AV industry that nobody else seems to be talking about.
By Tom LeBlanc · June 18, 2014
Emergency communications platforms are being leveraged in new ways that allow end users to achieve business efficiencies and other organizational benefits. Find out how these systems can be integrated into other business solutions as well as to expand your portfolio of services into new market niches.
By Samuel Shanes · May 09, 2014
Have you been alerted about these mass notification and emergency communications (MNEC) products?
Jessica Camerato · May 06, 2014
What you need to know about reach, clarity, redundancy and reporting to design or procure an effective MNEC system. Watch this video to learn more.
February 02, 2014
Newfound efficiencies with today’s mass notification solutions.
By Bob Stockwell · January 09, 2014
High profile incidents are fueling greater demand than ever before for mass notification systems (MNS). Find out how new technologies, standards, designs, installation techniques and practices are helping fire/life-safety solution providers grow their MNS business and help clients better deal with emergencies.
April 30, 2013
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.
By Bob Dolph · September 03, 2012
New requirements for total coverage, remote alarm indication, audible and visible notification, mass notification systems, and evacuation messages are among the many changes in store for the latest version of NFPA 72. Get a jump on what you’ll need to know to satisfy AHJs with an overview of the updated National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
By Shane Clary · September 03, 2012
Mass notification and emergency communications systems have received a lot of attention in recent years and represent a growing market for installing life-safety system contractors. Picking up where the previous column left off, find out where and how code plays a part, as well as the many different types of systems and applications.
April 11, 2012