Bradley University Deploys GE Mass Notification System

GE Security, a business of GE Enterprise Solutions announced its EST3-Sixty Mass Notification/Emergency Communications system has been deployed at Bradley University. The MNEC system to be listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for meeting its UL 2572 Mass Notification Standard, EST3-Sixty charts new territory through the integration of multiple forms of communications including paging systems, fire alarms, electronic signage, e-mail notifications and other forms of communication.

With GE's EST3 Life Safety platform active throughout campus, EST3-Sixty was able to integrate with the existing fire alarm network and the FireWorks Command and Control Interface to create a stable emergency communications backbone. Working with Thompson Electronics (TEC), the project's integrator and a GE Security Strategic Partner, Bradley University chose EST3-Sixty with Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) because of its flexibility. VOIP allows each building to send out individual alerts in addition to being part of the larger Bradley system. To date, some 19 buildings are served by the EST3-Sixty system. Emergency communications audio speakers are strategically positioned on the rooftops so emergency announcements can be heard throughout the campus.

EST3-Sixty is a part of the university's foreWarn emergency notification system that also includes text messages, a telephone hotline, e-mail alerts, voice mails and announcements on the school's Web site.

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