Massachusetts Maritime Academy Integrates On-Campus ATI Mass Notification System
August 14, 2014
Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, today announced that a state-of-the-art ATI Mass Notification System has been implemented at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) in Buzzards Bay, MA.
Established in 1891, the MMA is the second-oldest state maritime academy in the United States. It prepares students for careers in the maritime, engineering, emergency management, and environmental fields, and operates a training ship, the USTS Kennedy.
The MMA was looking for a system that would provide a safe and secure learning and living environment for their students and faculty. This comprehensive and highly intelligible voice system is designed for outdoor and indoor use, and is controlled by the ATI Control Station. ATI's state-of-the-art ATI MassAlert® software provides enhanced integration to Rave Notification products, such as Rave Alert.
"The seamless integration of Rave Alert allows the MMA to communicate immediately and reliably during an emergency situation," said Abed Yassine, VP of Operations. "Within minutes, Rave Alert provides an instant communication to the cell phones and email accounts of faculty, staff, students, and parents."
ATI's outdoor High Powered Speaker Station (HPSS) will help provide students, faculty, and staff with effective emergency communication. The system provides tones, pre-recorded messages, and live Public Address (PA). An ATI PA-Interface is used to interface to the TOA multi-zone amplifier, which passes the audio to broadcast the same messages as the outdoor speakers to all the floors in the dorm building.