Integrated Communications
Integrated communication systems are highly application-specific. In educational facilities, the systems must offer two-way, hands-free communication via classroom speakers. More specifically, they serve to annunciate emergency calls from classrooms, provide paging for announcements and emergency signaling, timekeeping for class change, interface with the telephone system, and afford a highly programmable platform to coordinate room designations and time/program/page zoning. The systems can also be can be networked via a district's network or the internet to implement remote programming and diagnostics.
Public Address
Many facilities, from offices to factories, require the ability to use external voice communications (paging amplifier and speakers) in order to page personnel and deliver instructions to one specific zone or the entire organization. APT has installed hundreds of paging systems, ranging from office space for an insurance company, to much larger manufacturing, warehousing and shipping environments.
Commercial Intercommunications
Commercial intercommunications (intercom) systems vary in type and function. Because commercial establishments often house harsher environments (concrete walls, large expanses of space, more cabling to cause interference, etc.), commercial intercom systems are more robust than residential systems and proper installation is paramount. APT has supplied intercom solutions ranging from wired to wireless, two stations to five-hundred stations. Systems can operate hands-free or push-to-talk, depending on the application.
Emergency Paging and Mass Notification
Because industry regulations mandate specifications for volume and intelligibility in emergency situations, it is imperative in many facilities that Mass Notification/Emergency Paging Systems be able to deliver critical information to employees, students and visitors via voice instruction. Individual and IP-based paging and notification solutions deliver "live" announcements or pre-recorded messages swiftly to their destination. Visual annunciation is also often a requirement and can consist of a simple light or digital signage. In some environments, it is advantageous to also notify telephones and pages. Whether you need to address a specific room, a building, a large campus, indoors or outdoors, there is an emergency paging and mass notification system available.
Professional Audio/Video
The Pro Audio/Video division of APT was created to service the audio and video applications of today's educational and spiritual venues, including performing arts centers, worship centers, auditoriums, competition gymnasiums, and stadiums. Because of the varied structural challenges existing in many of these older and/or complicated venues, great care is given to the acoustic treatment of the facility and the implementation of sophisticated sound reinforcement and video display systems. These A/V rich environments become more sophisticated each year as students, parents, parishioners and staff experience high-end media in their own home and entertainment experiences, thereby raising expectations for the quality of the systems supporting their own performances.
Sound Masking
Sound masking is the addition of natural or artificial sound into an environment to cover unwanted sound by using auditory masking. The lowest level of sound masking is designed to take the clutter of background noise out of the awareness of an employee working in an open ceiling area. The masking lowers the audio intrusions that break an employee's concentration and degrade performance. The highest level of sound masking is to prevent transmission of any audio, via the air or a surface like a glass window, from being audible to a professional eaves dropper engaged in industrial espionage. APT has designed and installed sound masking systems for multiple situations in a range of environments.
Time System and Clocks
APT can provide time keeping systems that deliver multiple event schedules to multiple locations, divided into complex zoning schemes, for the purpose of providing signaling or device control. Daylight Savings Time changes can be programmed to operate automatically. Digital or analog secondary clocks can be deployed utilizing wired, wireless or network formats. Digital clocks can display time and date as well as emergency messaging.
Digital and Analog Video Distribution
Educational institutions typically require video distribution systems which allow commercial or educational channels to be fed into the classrooms, in addition to live and pre-recorded program materials. Newer schools may have a studio facility from which to originate programs. Video can be streamed over a LAN /WAN or delivered in analog format. The media retrieval function of the Telecor System can interface with an analog video distribution center and telephone system, enabling teachers to control individual program sources from their classroom, and then select them on their classroom television.
Many companies require the ability to conference between remote locations. Audio conferencing may stand alone or be enhanced with video. Today's advanced conferencing products offer great flexibility, accommodating small and large, portable and permanent conference setting requirements.
Video projectors and projector screens are regularly incorporated into various settings. Corporate training and meetings, educational classrooms and assemblies, and House of Worship (HOW) services, are all enhanced with the use of audio/video presentations.
Video Security
Over the past several years, the value of having a video security system monitoring key areas in or on commercial or government property has risen significantly. Because there is such a wide range of security needs, APT represents a variety of manufacturers in order to provide the most appropriate system available to meet the client's needs and budget.
Network Solutions (IP)
Public Address, Intercom, Time and Message Display, Emergency Paging & Mass Notification, A/V and even Integrated Systems can use the owner's network infrastructure to deploy field devices. Utilizing the network means it is not necessary to install a separate cabling infrastructure for a particular function. Operating over the network also allows for a more centralized control of multiple functions.
Data Cabling and Telecommunications
One of APT's largest strengths is the ability to provide turn-key solutions for clients. Although the educational communications and our pro-audio experience constitute the core business, we are also skilled at providing network and telephony infrastructures.
Nurse Call and Health Care
Telecor's Health Care Market products provide communication systems for the health care industry, including general and critical areas in hospitals, medical clinics, skilled nursing areas, retirement, assisted living, and long-term care facilities. Our health care lines meet the growing needs of today's health care environment, providing both effective communication solutions as well as simple-to-use equipment for patients and staff. Telecor offers the newest products in the healthcare market with the NC-3 Nurse Call, rated for use in skilled care areas like hospitals and surgical clinics. The VS CARE integrated health care system combines the facilities telephone function and typical Nurse-Call System features. This structure provides a simple, stylish interface for the upscale assisted living client, as well as a packaged communications solution that is profitable and easy for any facility to manage. An added value is the system's ability to enable a facility to purchase telephone service at a bulk rate and resell to occupants at retail.
Area of Rescue Assistance
An "Area of Refuge" or "Area of Rescue Assistance" is defined as an area which has direct access to an exit, where people who are unable to use the stairs may remain temporarily in safety to await further instructions or assistance during emergency evacuation. An ARA system is a voice communication system which is initiated by depressing the call station button, transmitting the signal to a central annunciator panel and automatically dialing out on a phone line to announce the call to emergency services. A single pulse tone and a flashing light signals the caller that the alarm has been received. The control station can then talk to the caller. The caller need not take any other action to communicate with the control station.