Digital Version of November/December 2014 Print Edition
Iowa Army National Guard opts for mass notification system by Acoustic Technology
Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems) of East Boston, MA, was awarded the contract for the design and installation of a state of the art mass notification system for the Iowa Army National Guard located at Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA.
The new system features six of ATI’s High Powered Speaker Stations (HPSS16), one Indoor Speaker Unit (ISU) and two control stations for activating, controlling and monitoring the entire system.
ATI was selected based on providing superior voice and tonal clarity over a wide coverage area, said the company in a news release it issued on Nov. 15. In addition, the new system’s strength stems from the fact that it allows for many methods of notification, such as text messages, telephone alerts, email and desktop alerts. The mass notification system delivers clear and intelligible tone and voice commands in mission-critical situations.
ATI worked in conjunction with Baker Electric of Des Moines, IA, on the installation phase of the project. The installation was started in early September 2011 and will be completed before the end of this year.