Audio specialist manufacturer, TOA Corporation announces the worlds first Voice Evacuation System complying with both American and Canadian standards UL 2572* and CAN/ULC-S576 ** listings.
The VM-3000 is an integrated system, incorporating a paging matrix/mixer with DSP, digital messaging, a priority microphone and zone-switchable power amplifier section. An easy-to-use GUI programming interface (MS Windows™) provides simple setup and configuration via Ethernet. Designed to suit small to medium sized applications such as schools, office buildings, industrial facilities and shopping centers, the VM-3000 can expand to cover as many as sixty paging zones with a maximum of 2000 Watts for Mass Notification and can even broadcast high-quality announcements and background music. The VM-3000 system also allows for integration with various fire alarm control panel and life safety systems, redundant power, speaker line-supervision and includes multi-level priority override from local or remote paging sources. Already bearing the European EN 54-16 certification, the VM-3000 and its associated products, including power supplies now carries the UL 2572 and CAN/ULC-S576 certification, which complies with new NFPA 72 code governing Mass Notification Systems.
Upgrading an existing fire alarm system to a Mass Notification System can be achieved by simply adding the VM-3000 with TOA’s UL 1480 UUMW and ULC-S541 listed loudspeakers, offering an incredibly reliable and affordable voice alarm solution.
Daisuke Imagawa (General Manager of TOA International Sales Department) comments “TOA has been providing voice evacuation solutions for over 50 years throughout the world. By being the first manufacturer to achieve both UL listings for the VM-3000 range of products will only endorse TOA as being an industry leader in Northern America. We at TOA are all very excited about the prospects of being the world’s first system to achieve such strict accreditation and are looking forward to its success”
*UL 2572...The American National Standard Institute and Underwriters Laboratories (ANSI/UL) 2572 standard for Mass Notification Systems
**CAN/ULC-S576 …Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. Standard for Mass Notification System Equipment and Accessories
TOA Canada Corporation understands the importance of your customers’ safety and the safety within your facility. Offering a comprehensive product line that effectively manages building safety and security to ensure all occupants are safe at all times. Products can be used 24/7 as a background music (BGM) and paging system, and in an emergency provides messaging that interrupts other announcements, and is intelligible, so announcements can be easily heard and understood. TOA Canada Corporation‘s products are UL 2572, CAN/ULC-S576 listed, backed by a 5 year warranty and protected against breakdown or power failure with back up functions in place. When you need to rely on an Emergency Voice Evacuation, Distributed Paging System, or provide daily use Background Music, TOA has your solution. Safe and sound.
Emergency Communication is all about putting people first. Whether you are managing the safety of your employees, residents or the public, we know your emergency communication is what matters most to you. After all, emergency communication saves lives!
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