Inovonics Combines Sensors, Location and Mass Notification

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Inovonics Wireless Corp. has introduced a situation awareness system that weds the company's wireless sensor networks with advanced positioning technology and mass notification.

Inovonics' Radius, announced today in Dallas at the 2010 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, is an end-to-end IP-based wireless monitoring solution that pinpoints the location of mobile alarms and responds via text message or voice call, said Mark Jarman, president of Inovonics.

Radius monitors any Inovonics' security and sensor end devices and "interfaces with fire, access control, building management systems and then channels data into a mass notification system with a text-to-speech engine," Jarman said.

The Radius system is built on Inovonics' EchoStream repeater technology, which Jarman described as an "intelligent repeater network" that can work well in hostile RF environments. But key to the wireless system value proposition is that designed to work with pendants, chips and tokens carried by employees and other personnel, Jarman stated. The mobile feature extends on RF pendant and mobile sensor systems that Inovonics has developed for the senior care industry.

When a potential life-threatening event occurs, it is automatically transmitted to Radius. The system then processes and locates the position where the event is taking place and alerts the appropriate authorities immediately so they can get help and move affected people to a safe location.

The system will work with standard off-the-shelf servers, Jarman said. The company will sell through distributors, value-added resellers and systems integrators. Pricing varies by network configuration, but system designed for a 500,000-square-foot facility, supplying ten executives with two RF pendants each, plus five more for a human resources department, would range from $12,000 to $17,000 for integrators, Jarman said. Radius will be available in production quantities by the close of ASIS, he added.



Inovonics Wireless Corp. has introduced a situation awareness system that weds the company's wireless sensor networks with advanced positioning technology and mass notification.

Inovonics' Radius, announced today in Dallas at the 2010 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, is an end-to-end IP-based wireless monitoring solution that pinpoints the location of mobile alarms and responds via text message or voice call, said Mark Jarman, president of Inovonics.

Radius monitors any Inovonics' security and sensor end devices and "interfaces with fire, access control, building management systems and then channels data into a mass notification system with a text-to-speech engine," Jarman said.

The Radius system is built on Inovonics' EchoStream repeater technology, which Jarman described as an "intelligent repeater network" that can work well in hostile RF environments. But key to the wireless system value proposition is that designed to work with pendants, chips and tokens carried by employees and other personnel, Jarman stated. The mobile feature extends on RF pendant and mobile sensor systems that Inovonics has developed for the senior care industry.

When a potential life-threatening event occurs, it is automatically transmitted to Radius. The system then processes and locates the position where the event is taking place and alerts the appropriate authorities immediately so they can get help and move affected people to a safe location.

The system will work with standard off-the-shelf servers, Jarman said. The company will sell through distributors, value-added resellers and systems integrators. Pricing varies by network configuration, but system designed for a 500,000-square-foot facility, supplying ten executives with two RF pendants each, plus five more for a human resources department, would range from $12,000 to $17,000 for integrators, Jarman said. Radius will be available in production quantities by the close of ASIS, he added.



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