Fire & Signalling
Eaton unveils ALERiTY line of IP network-based mass notification
By Anthony Capkun
December 5, 2013 – Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has introduced a “holistic” line of IP network-based mass notification systems (MNS). The newest solution from the company’s ALERiTY line of unified interoperable platform offers WAVES over IP (WoIP) for emergency communications.
“For customers, this provides a one-click solution that can launch critical messages across all three layers of MNS: in-building, wide-area and distributed recipient. For our partners, the system is easy to install and maintain, with the ability to remotely monitor and upgrade the system,” explained Scott Hearn, president, Eaton’s Cooper Notification business.
ALERiTY promises bi-directional interoperability, integrating with other systems, software and devices for situational awareness. Examples include fire alarm control panels (FACP), chemical sensors, detection systems and paging systems. The WoIP mass notification network—an enterprise system solution—allows organizations to leverage their local area network (LAN) or utilize the IPC private network to send audible, visual and data messages. A wireless solution is also available via ethernet radios.