Novel new fire station alerting strobe speaker answers the challenges posed by open areas with high ambient noise levels.
PHOENIX—January 24, 2019— Fire stations are often large, open and very noisy environments that challenge the effective, timely alerting of personnel in the event of an emergency. At times when mere seconds can make a truly lifesaving difference, the new fire station alerting peripheral—the OmniAlert Strobe Speaker—from US Digital Designs (USDD) is specifically designed to answer those challenges, quickly and effectively.
Launching this month, the OmniAlert Strobe Speaker is the next-generation peripheral designed and manufactured by USDD, the Tempe, Arizona-based public safety engineering firm. It’s designed to enhance USDD’s “Phoenix G2 Fire Station Alerting System,” which, since its launch in 2005, has helped protect nearly 25 million people in more than 385 cities and towns around the globe.
“Unlike conventional paging horns that deliver harsh, unintelligible sound, the OmniAlert Strobe Speaker is optimized for the spoken word,” notes Dominic Magnoni, USDD’s Vice President. “While rotating 360-degrees, the strobe speaker flashes LED lights as it broadcasts high-powered and clear voice announcements, which allows for greater coverage.”
Magnoni continues: “This is yet another alerting peripheral that was designed for fire stations based on direct feedback from our customers. There’s nothing on the market like it.”
The new visual and audible speaker is particularly effective in large, open areas with high ambient noise, as well as in acoustically challenging environments. Popular locations for installation include apparatus bays, shops, gyms, and other locations where it’s often difficult to hear alerts clearly.
Even when the ambient noise levels make audible alerts difficult to understand, the strobe speaker’s three high-intensity LED strobe lights flash rotating bursts of light to visually alert personnel.
The OmniAlert Strobe Speaker is lightweight and, at just 15 inches in diameter, is fully compact. Each speaker includes a cable hanging kit and small weather screen filter.
This peripheral is used conjunction with the Phoenix G2 Message Remote 2 for power, signal and control.
See why this strobe speaker is a great addition for current Phoenix G2 customers as well as fire station administration who are evaluating their near-term fire station technology upgrades. For more information, visit stationalerting.com or call +1-602-687-1730.
About US Digital Designs
US Digital Designs is a product engineering and consulting company specializing in designing, developing and installing high-quality and high-reliability mission-critical systems related to fire station alerting, robotics and more. Based in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, the company prides itself on its reputation for developing the outstanding Phoenix G2 Station Alerting System, which plays a major role in helping save lives and reducing property losses in emergency situations.