by Steve Rhodes
Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the worlds leading provider of intelligible and long-range voice systems, recently integrated with Alertus IP network-based Mass Notification Solutions.
ATI Giant Voice Systems (GVS) are capable of providing highly intelligible, lifesaving instructions and directions to a facility or the public, remarked Dr. Ray Bassiouni, President and CEO of ATI Systems. When every second counts, the powerful customized text-to-speech voice broadcasts initiated by Alertus technology ensure that emergency communications are heard and understood over large areas, even inside a facility such as a military base or college.
ATI has provided thousands of systems for various applications, including military bases, colleges, and industrial facilities. The utilization of Alertus technology will enhance the emergency communication systems for ATI clients.
Alertus offers wall-mounted Alert Beacons, digital signage, text-to-speech (TTS) interface modules, and computer desktop alerts that seamlessly integrate not only with ATI High-Powered Speaker Stations (HPSS), but also with ATI Indoor Speaker Units (ISU). The unique compact embedded hardware TTS interface module from Alertus is capable of broadcasting on the fly customized messages as audible announcements through indoor speakers or GVS speakers with crystal clear intelligibility.
Alertus TTS enables emergency managers to originate notifications from any computer web browser and disseminate them through indoor speakers or ATI GVS speakers. Voice announcements can also be supplemented by Alertus Alert Beacons with flashing lights and an integrated sounder designed to visually alert building occupants, drawing them to notification messages displayed on the integrated LCD screen.
The Alertus system also has the capacity to broadcast alerts through outdoor GVS, digital and LED signage, IP-based phones, desktop computers, and cable television systems. The combined system provides quick and easy activation of all notification modalities, both from ATI and Alertus, with a coordinated consistent message.
About ATI Systems
Founded in 1981, ATI Systems (Acoustic Technology, Inc.) designs, manufactures, and installs dependable emergency warning and notification systems. ATIs advanced technology is currently protecting military bases, industrial facilities, campuses, and communities worldwide, with innovative and flexible wireless systems that reliably provide audible and visual warning messages. The systems utilize a compact hardware design, user-friendly software, and the latest advances in communication methods, including radio frequency, IP Ethernet, and satellite technology. Through product design enhanced by years of experience in acoustic modeling, ATI Systems products provide exceptional sound coverage and voice intelligibility in both outdoor and indoor settings. The companys systems can be found throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. To learn more about ATI Systems, visit http://atisystem.com.
Alertus Technologies, LLC (http://www.alertus.com) has served hundreds of campuses and other large area high occupancy facilities with breakthrough technologies for emergency notification since 2002. Alertus was founded out of the University of Maryland following a tornado that ripped through the campus in 2001 killing two students. Unique products such as the Alert Beacon? are patented and have been featured in the official NFPA72-2010 Code Handbook. Alertus is headquartered near Washington, DC.