SimplexGrinnell is strengthening its emergency communications capabilities with the introduction at this week’s NFPA Conference & Expo of the Simplex 4003 EC Multi-Function Voice Control Panel.

SimplexGrinnell has emerged as a leader in emergency communications by leveraging the reliability and survivability of voice-enabled Simplex fire alarm systems to drive its emergency communications solutions.

The Simplex 4003 Emergency Communications panel is designed for smaller, single buildings that need voice communications capabilities – but not the power and capacity of higher-end Simplex voice-enabled control panels. In particular, the 4003 EC panel is well suited for use in school auditoriums, university buildings, churches and other areas of assembly where voice communications are code required. The panel also meets the United Facilities Criteria (UFC) for military emergency communications applications.

“The Simplex 4003 EC panel expands our solutions portfolio at a time when emergency communications have emerged as a priority concern for businesses and institutions alike,” said John Haynes, Director of Fire Alarm Marketing. “With this new product, we’re in even better position to meet the needs of customers looking for highly reliable, flexible emergency communications solutions.”

Survivability in an Emergency

Small, cost-effective and feature-rich, the Simplex 4003 EC panel can add voice messaging capability to non-voice fire alarm control panels. It can be activated from virtually any Simplex fire alarm panel, or from panels manufactured by other suppliers. Multiple 4003EC control panels can also be interconnected using Simplex fire alarm network technology to provide system-wide emergency communications solutions.

The Simplex 4003 EC panel accepts voice input from a central command center – an important requirement for emergency communications systems. It also satisfies another key emergency communications criteria with the ability to override local messages when an emergency message, such as a weather alert or bomb threat, is initiated from a central command center.