News Feed Item
Siemens’ New Fire Alarm and Intelligent Voice Communication Systems Deliver Clear, Targeted Messaging
|By Business Wire
|June 9, 2014 09:03 AM EDT
Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies Division’s new Intelligent
Voice Communication panels allow small and medium-size facilities to
have full-featured protection sized for their everyday and emergency
life safety and communication needs. With Siemens’ Intelligent Voice
Communication systems, these facilities can now leverage a system that
provides increased communications functionality in an efficiently
The Intelligent Voice Communication systems are flexible, networkable
panels that leverage the latest in Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) technology to deliver state-of-the-art fire protection
with the added option of high-quality digital voice communication
capabilities over the same connection. UL-listed as a fire alarm and an
emergency communication system, the systems have a two-channel message
player that supports up to 64 digital messages. Each panel can deliver
up to three targeted or differentiated messages simultaneously, as
“Intelligent Voice Communication solutions provide comprehensive life
safety options for buildings such as banquet halls, movie theaters,
churches and schools, to name just a few,” explains Brian O’Mahoney,
senior director of fire products at Siemens Industry, Inc. “Customers
can choose from a full range of detection options, as well as fire
protection, digital voice communication and mass notification
functionality all from a single panel.”
Small facilities such as retail shops or medical offices that sometimes
use only horn appliances for audible signaling might also wish to
upgrade to the Intelligent Voice Communication systems for the added
flexibility of tailoring specific emergency communications to various
life safety events. Employing such systems can also eliminate the need
to use additional space or incur costs associated with installing and
maintaining separate fire and emergency voice panels.
“Until now, smaller and mid-sized facilities seeking a more highly
sophisticated emergency communication fire alarm system would often
acquire systems designed and intended for larger buildings,” O’Mahoney
continues. “Siemens’ Intelligent Voice Communication systems have
changed all of that, as they’re able to efficiently deliver high-quality
fire protection, emergency voice communication functionality, and
industry-leading detection that are often associated with higher end
Intelligent Voice Communication systems are available on both the Desigo
Fire Safety and Cerberus PRO portfolios. The systems are compatible with
a full range of detection options, including advanced ASAtechnology
detectors backed with Siemens’ No False Alarm Guarantee. ASAtechnology
detectors are also compatible with Siemens audible bases, including
the UL-listed model ABHW-4S sounder base that meets NFPA low frequency
sounder requirements for sleeping areas.
The compact and scalable fire and emergency communication systems have
industry-leading features such as hi-fi speakers and CD-quality sampling
rate. All necessary components fit into a single enclosure, reducing the
required wall space and making more efficient use of power resources.
The concentrated components and remote diagnostics also save in
installation cost and service time. Built-in redundancy and Style 7
networking make the systems survivable.
To learn more about the Intelligent Voice Communication solutions, visit www.usa.siemens.com/NewFireVoice,
or stop by Booth # 1125 at the 2014 NFPA Expo and speak with one of
Desigo Fire Safety, Cerberus PRO and ASAtechnology are trademarks of
Siemens and/or its affiliates in some countries.
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany),
with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies
for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes
products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management,
rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and
safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building
Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail
Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Zug, Switzerland) is
the world leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and
environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As technology
partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor,
Building Technologies has offerings for safety and security as well as
building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
and energy management. With around 29,000 employees worldwide, Building
Technologies generated revenue of 5.8 billion Euro. For more
information, visit www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
Aug. 29, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 362
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership.
As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Aug. 29, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 302
A producer of the first smartphones and tablets, presenter Lee M. Williams will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, COO of ETwater, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ET...
Aug. 29, 2015 03:45 PM EDT
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was.
You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Aug. 29, 2015 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 416
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, will discuss how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a prac...
Aug. 29, 2015 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 193
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
Aug. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 136
WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services.
Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
Aug. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 131
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications.
Click Here to Download Report Now!
Aug. 29, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 141
IBM’s Blue Box Cloud, powered by OpenStack, is now available in any of IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure.
Less than 90 days after its acquisition of Blue Box, IBM has integrated its Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service into its broader portfolio of OpenStack® based solutions. The announcement, made today at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, further highlights IBM’s continued support to deliver OpenStack solutions across all cloud depl...
Aug. 29, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 190
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advance...
Aug. 29, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 234
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
Aug. 29, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 194
While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Narayan Sainaney, Co-founder and CTO of Mojio, will discuss how the business case for connected car apps is growing and, with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry.
Aug. 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 107
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aug. 29, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 844
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Aug. 29, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 432
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...
Aug. 29, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 176