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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

Mass notification systems have received a lot of attention in recent years and represent a growing market for installing life-safety system contractors. Find out how this area developed, where it differs and overlaps with emergency communication systems, and where this market is heading. March 08, 2012

Mass notification solutions provider Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems) has appointed Ralph Nichols as sales director. November 20, 2011

Cooper Notification of Long Branch, N.J., introduces the WAVES HPSA-7100 Series, a wide-area mass notification system (MNS) that can be integrated with an organization's existing audio source, including fire alarm control panels (FACP). SSI Staff · September 30, 2011

Beltsville, Md.-based Alertus Technologies' Alert Beacons, wall-mounted text-to-speech interface modules, digital signage and computer desktop alerts that can integrate seamlessly with Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell E3 Series of fire alarm and other emergency communications systems (ECS). SSI Staff · September 28, 2011

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell of Northford, Conn., releases the second version of its local operator console (LOC), which remotely controls emergency messaging and system operations. SSI Staff · June 28, 2011

Cooper Notification opened a new facility that will be used for teaching integrators how to sell, design and install mass notification systems (MNS) ... May 18, 2011

Understanding the mass notification/emergency communication codes, planning process and available technologies can open a new market of opportunities for dealers. Conducting a thorough risk analysis and making the most of its findings is key ... May 10, 2011

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