Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced a new iPad App and video designed to demonstrate the Emergency Command Center’s (ECC) mass notification capabilities and layout configurations. You can download the Fire-Lite ECC app for free to your iPad through the Apple iTunes Store. The ECC video is available on YouTube.com.
The ECC mass notification system integrates with virtually any brand of fire alarm system to provide a solution for communicating critical messages, general announcements, and even background music, throughout a standalone building. The Fire-Lite App begins with an overview of all ECC system components and their features to provide installers a system parts guide and familiarize end users with their own ECC system. It also supplies the wire types and power requirements necessary for ECC components, such as primary operator consoles, remote microphones, local operator consoles (LOC), amplifiers and notification devices.
The application offers an interactive model of the ECC primary operator console’s keypad interface. This section of the app provides step-by-step instructions for using an ECC operator console, along with a demonstration of how the console would function in the event of a fire. For training purposes, facility and security managers, teachers and other authorized ECC users can use this virtual interface to become familiar with the system and practice sending out certain emergency alerts to particular “zones” or locations. At the same time, installers can illustrate the ECC’s simplistic operation to potential customers.
Functioning like a virtual erector set, the app allows users to construct an ECC system, placing and moving around various parts on a static building floor plan. This section offers drag and drop features that allow users to place remote paging units, firefighter telephones and other control panels in the most effective, accessible building locations.
With integrators and engineers in-mind, Fire-Lite added a fourth section to the ECC App, where users can drag and drop ECC system components onto a wall, allowing them to total speaker outputs, and track power and amplification requirements.