In certain situations and during emergency events the dissemination of information is key to life safety. Messages must not only be seen and heard – they must be understood. Today, MNEC systems have grown to protect us against more than just fires. These systems alert us and provide us with critical information and directions to follow during dangerous weather, acts of terror or other hazardous events. To reach the majority of occupants, these messages must integrate across multiple platforms and include a complete range of communication methods-both visual and auditory.
Visual cues can include strobes, digital signage, email notifications, text messaging, flat panel and message board displays. Audio notification must provide signaling that is successfully delivered throughout the indoor and outdoor space with a clarity and intelligibility that ensures the content of the message is not lost.
Lencore systems address the four critical factors in developing a Mass Notification and Emergency Communications system: Reach, Clarity, Redundancy, and Reporting.
Lencore's Engineered Systems for MNEC provide a completely packaged solution for ease of use and installation. Using a branded enclosure, all of the system’s head end equipment is expertly assembled and ready for on-site installation. Based on need, optional equipment can be added to the system.
The components of the system provide robust zoning capabilities as well as multiple levels for emergency and mass notifications. The system can tie together multiple floors, facilities, or even entire campuses to provide a universal communication system that can be accessed locally and globally to ensure that important announcements can be heard at the facility whether it is across the parking lot, across town, or around the world.
Programming for up to 1.5 million square feet can be made through each Music / Paging Interface (MPI) and set for all call, emergency broadcast and priority paging for real time communication in company or campus wide announcements. Zones can be grouped through a web browser and managed through the system’s sound manager and configurator. Up to 99 zones can be set for the system.
The zoning capabilities of the system allows each speaker channel to have up to 11 zones of overlap including all call. This provides the ability to create acoustically distinguishable spaces that can be selected to receive specific announcements. This means your project is truly customized to your needs.
Lencore’s system automatically compensates and readjusts or frequency line loss ensuring a quality signal that is continuously and uniformly broadcast and distributed throughout the entire system.
The paging aspects of the system set prioritizing levels for both the global and local microphone and telephone inputs. This means that if your CEO is making a company wide announcement from the corporate headquarter building, but there is a weather emergency in one of the regional offices, the regional office has the ability to override the global announcement to ensure the safety of occupants.
For added safety, Lencore MNEC systems can be configured with pre-recorded messaging. These announcements enable clients to create the safety scripts and directions they need occupants to follow in the case of an emergency. Up to 58 independent, randomly accessible messages can be accessed by the system through local and remote controls.
By providing these “canned” messages, human error is reduced and the messages are delivered with a clarity and consistency that improves communications. System Monitoring and Reporting Lencore systems are capable of providing visual, audio, email and text notifications as well as system monitoring and reporting for thermal and other events.
An important aspect to any MNEC system is the system’s built in fail safes. The Lencore system comes equipped with a Smart Switch that provides the continuity should a natural or forced break in the system’s wiring occur. If a break happens in the system, signals and messaging are automatically re-routed around the break. In addition, the system can report the break for ease of troubleshooting.
The entire Lencore system can be accessed through two password protected user interfaces. From your browser, changes and adjustments can be made to the volume, contour, and equalization for masking, paging and music channels and zones. The interfaces can also run diagnostics including a self-check for system status.
As part of the management of your safety strategies, we offer ongoing managed service contracts. The contracts provides quarterly system diagnostics to ensure optimal functionality as well as product and software updates and upgrades.