These master units also have an integrated set of push button switches that can also be used to trigger the alarms, (optional lockdown), plus an evacuation drill message button. The units also have a Cancel button which is used to cancel all siren and audio messages plus any visual alert beacons deployed in the system.
Note: when operating a P.A. based system a single evacuation message is applied across the whole system.
Two versions of Receiver/Message Players for PA Input are available. The ARX43E36D incorporates a “Lockdown” button and the ARX43E38D instead features a “S.O.S” Assist button.
The Receiver Message Player Unit for PA Systems connects to the PA system from two audio outputs (RCA Stereo Line Out 500mV) on the rear of the unit.
The AARC-EVAC™ Receiver Message Player Unit for PA Systems requires a PA system with a priority muting system. This will mute other audio playing over the PA system in the event of an emergency, so emergency alert messages and sirens can be heard. PA Systems need to be evaluated prior to installation to ensure compatibility with the AARC-EVAC Receiver/Message Players for PA Input.
It is recommended that an adequate UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) system is always employed to run this receiver/message player and the P.A. system. Without a battery backup system in place, your business, school or venue risks failure of your PA system should the mains power fail, or the PA cabling is damaged.
Your installer can assist you in determining the size of the UPS required for your PA system.