Valcom and Keltron Integrate Technologies for a Life Safety Communications System
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Valcom, which sells telephone integrated paging systems, and Keltron, which sells life safety event management systems, have formed a partnership to offer Total Life Safety Communications System, an integrated, wireless system that provides extended life safety communications for organizations with multiple buildings.
The system carries information from the alarm panel, through the dispatcher, and out to the campuses or facility's students and staff.
The universally compatible Keltron Life Safety Event Management System receives incident data from available alarm panels and devices, presents event information to the operator, and--depending on the situation--provides the operator with appropriate response options. The operator then directs a response to the Valcom Emergency Communication System, where the messages are executed via mass outbound communications, through loud speaker paging, e-mail, voice-mail, cell phone notification, visual signage, text messaging, and outdoor voice paging. The Valcom system features a simple graphic interface, text to speech, pre-recorded messages, and live messages.
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About the author: Dian Schaffhauser is a writer who covers technology and business for a number of publications. Contact her at [email protected].
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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.