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Means of targeting messages to specific facilities or to all facilities in specific
Secure method for easily modifying recorded messages.
Complete set of system-wide self-diagnostics.
Easy-to-use diagnostic information displays.
Historical diagnostic information and system event log files.
Capable of delivering text pager messages over phone system.
Capable of delivering faxes over phone system.
Capable of delivering voice messages over phone system.
Capable of delivering messages to telecommunications devices for the deaf
(TDD) over phone system for hearing-impaired.
Capable of delivering teletype messages using teletypewriter (TTY) protocol.
4-220.127.116.11 System-wide Features:
Has power supplies capable of accepting 110 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz.
Provides UPS or secondary (standby) power for all loads.
Provides conformance to applicable sections of NFPA 72.
Uses only COTS components.
Fault-tolerant with major component redundancy.
Easily expandable system.
Provides quick message delivery.
BASE-WIDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MASS NOTIFICATION
Implementation. This control system can be installed as part of a one-step
base-wide implementation of mass notification capability or as a separate
implementation that interfaces the control system to previously installed individual
building mass notification systems. See Figures 2-5 and 2-6 for logical block diagrams
of a base-wide control system for mass notification.
Base-wide System Criteria
4-3.2.1 Communication Network:
Has a primary (wireless preferred) communication backbone that provides
Has independent backup communication links (required if primary link is not
Uses outdoor components suitable for the intended environment.
4-3.2.2 Central Control Unit. Provide a secure, personal-computer-based central
control unit with the following features:
Can be operated and displayed independently of the base fire alarm system.
Capable of selecting and initiating recorded messages stored in autonomous
control units (in individual building systems).