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Learning and Solutions for ECS and Mass Notification
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MNS/ECS White Paper (PDF)

This paper provides a concise overview of the integration of MNS/ECS with fire alarm systems.
Origins of MNS

Applicable codes and standards including NFPA 72 and UFC
Primary components of ECS/MNS
Solutions for ECS/MNS
Map of ESC system components

Got Intelligibility? Be Heard and Understood
ECS increases the need for effective voice communications systems. NFPA 72-2010 formally addresses measuring voice intelligibility to ensure what is said is heard properly.
What is intelligibility?
Voice intelligibility requirements
Design Factors to Consider

Keeping It Safe
Part of a school's appeal is based on its reputation for providing a safe, secure, and convenient environment for its staff and students. An administrator's attention to fire and life safety systems should enhance the school's status without arousing the concerns of parents and students.


Mass Notification Systems - Code and Standards Update
What is Mass Notification?
The origin of MNS
Types of Facilities where MNS are installed
NFPA 72-2010 and MNS

Key new MNS requirements of NFPA 72-2010 Edition

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NFPA 72, 2010 – Intelligibility and ECS Requirements

Intelligibility defined
What is Intelligibility
Factors affecting Intelligibility
Tips for Achieving Intelligibility

Applying NFPA 72-2010
When Intelligibility is required
Testing and Measurement

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