ATI Systems Will Protect the University of Massachusetts Amherst
BOSTON – March 9, 2009
Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems) of East Boston, Massachusetts was awarded the contract to install a public emergency warning system on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system with over 26,000 students on nearly 1,450 acres in Western Massachusetts. The university needed an effective notification method to ensure the safety of its community. ATI Systems was one of 10 vendors bidding the job and was selected through a very competitive process. The system will be installed over the coming months and is expected to be fully operational in time for the start of the Fall semester.
ATI Systems will install eight High Powered Speaker Stations (HPSS) with 3200 Watts of continuous audio output power in a combination of roof-mounted and pole-mounted locations, using both solar and electric power. A control station running ATI Systems software will be used to activate, test and monitor the outdoor alerting units. Through tone alerts, pre-recorded voice messages and live public address, the university can now immediately notify everyone affected by an emergency how to respond. The advantages ATI Systems brought to the table included the company’s proprietary acoustic model which will ensure sound audibility and voice intelligibility throughout the campus.