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Cooper Demonstrates Mobile Speaker Array with Protex Central June 27, 2011

Posted by shawnpci in Mass Notification Systems.
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Protex Central recently completed certification as an authorized Cooper Mass Notification Systems (MNS) Layered Solutions provider.

Full-scale  live demonstrations on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and Protex’s offices in Urbandale, Iowa featured Cooper’s Mobile Speaker Array (MSA) unit.

While at Creighton the Mobile Speaker Array was connected to Cooper’s WAVES  Base Station via digital, Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology @2.4GHz.  The distance between the Base Station and the MSA was approximately one-half mile.  The Urbandale demo included a set-up and live announcement demonstration test from the MSA’s on-board control station.

Both demonstrations featured crisp and clear voice instructions with little if any distortion or reverberation from surrounding buildings.

Cooper’s Mass Notification Systems Layered Solutions are flexible and modular for any number of applications including temporary events.  Outdoor speaker arrays are just one part of an overall mass notification system.  One good term that is used is “A system of systems.”  There are consideration for interior MNS as well as alerting via text messages, cell phones, e-mail and even satellite radio.

This entire area is just in its infancy.  It will be interesting to see the changing dynamics of people’s expectations as to how they want and expect to be notified of emergency and critical situations.


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