Olympic College has three campuses separated by distance. They use a conventional (non-trunked) analog system at each site. They needed a way to tie in the three campuses to provide campus wide communication both for employees and students. Students are able to telephone security from a number of call boxes as well as push an emergency distress signal. Any of these actions are immediately known by the campuses.
Olympic uses a conventional analog radio system. PSI designed a multi-campus integration system using the JPS ACU-1000. It works by physically connecting to the base station. When a communication is sent to the base station, say the security base station, the signal is converted to digital, sent over Olympic's fiber IP network to a NXU end point that converts it back to analog and send it to that campus's base station. This allows all communication to be heard at all campuses.
The unfortunate shooting incidents at Virginia Tech and other educational institutions have led to enhanced security at schools across America. The mass notification system has a central control station that has tested pre-recorded emergency messages for various kinds of emergencies. In case something happens, personnel can key in any of the messages to be communicated campus wide.
The Motorola MotoTRBO XPR 8400 UHF Repeater utilizes dynamic mixed mode capability to ease migration by automatically switching between analog and digital mode.
The Raytheon JPS Communications ACU-1000 can interconnect up to twelve devices. It simultaneously cross-connects different radio networks, connects radio networks to telephone, or SATCOM systems, and networks RoIP/VoIP talkpaths.
The Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 6550 digital portable two-way radio combines two-way radio functionality with advanced digital technology and is available in UHF and VHF versions, both with 32 channels.
GAI-Tronics’ Addressable Amplified Speakers provide superior performance for any permanent or temporary public address application.