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Informer-IP offers Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity

By Canadian Security   

Products Fire & Life Safety

Federal Signal introduces the Informer-IP, the latest IP version of the Informer, which has long been used as a tonal warning device for schools, hospitals, police/fire stations, government facilities and industrial plants.  Informer-IP supports a full scope of indoor warning and two-way intercom communications, and offers Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity on Federal Signal's Codespear interoperable communications platform to provide an initiation point for a full complement of emergency notification applications.

Engineered for both day-to-day and emergency operations, Informer-IP is
able to send and receive urgent alerts; initiate and receive intercom
requests; remotely monitor, record and play back audio messages; scroll
alerts over computer message displays; provide alerts over existing
public address systems; and control external equipment such as locking
doors, ON/OFF light switches, etc.  Alerts can be sent to individual
units, selected zones or to all devices simultaneously; and real-time
status can be instantly viewed at the central control point. 
Informer-IP enables message alerts to be initiated by email, text
message, phone, computer pop-up window, and over disparate hand-held
VHF and UHF radios.

Informer-IP communicates on the Codespear platform, and is controlled
and operated from Federal Commander GUI software that enables users to
configure programming and activation setup.  The device is capable of
receiving alerts sent by live voice, pre-recorded voice, tone-wave
files or text-to-speech.

Special features of the Informer-IP include a loud internal speaker
(80dB @ 10 ft.) and sensitive microphone to ensure clear two-way voice
communications.  The device also features an ALERT button that can be
activated to send a pre-defined alert or intercom request back to the
system operator.  A standard direct input allows any "panic" button or
other contact closure to be wired to the device.   An optional wireless
key fob transmitter, capable of activating alerts up to 75 feet away,
is addressed to communicate with all Informer-IPs, or individually
addressed to specific devices.  The key fob includes four labeled
buttons that can each be programmed for a specific event.  Any of the
six alert inputs, two on the device and four on the key fob, can be
configured to initiate an alert; notify the system operator of an
incoming call; signal the system operator to begin monitoring and
recording the audio transmission; or do nothing.

The Informer-IP comes in two versions  one with direct wire Ethernet connection, and the other with 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity.


Federal Signal Corp.

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