Eaton unveils IP network-based mass notification systems

Eaton's Cooper Notification business has introduced a new line of Internet Protocol (IP) network-based mass notification systems (MNS).

Dec 13th, 2013

Power management company Eaton announced that its Cooper Notification business has introduced a new line of Internet Protocol (IP) network-based mass notification systems (MNS). The newest solution from the company’s ALERiTY line of unified interoperable platform offers the proprietary WAVES over IP (WoIP) technology for emergency communications.

“Our advanced IP-based MNS furthers our commitment of developing innovative solutions that provide reliability, ease-of-use and interoperability,” comments Scott Hearn, president of Eaton’s Cooper Notification business. “For customers, this provides a one-click solution that can launch critical messages across all three layers of MNS: in-building, wide-area and distributed recipient. For our partners, the system is easy to install and maintain with the ability to remotely monitor and upgrade the system.”

According to the company, through advanced programming interfaces, the ALERiTY platform offers full-featured, bi-directional interoperability, integrating with other systems, software and devices for enhanced situational awareness. Examples include fire alarm control panels (FACP), chemical sensors, detection systems and paging systems.

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The WoIP mass notification network is comprised of a collection of secure, robust Ethernet communication devices, dubbed the IP Communicators (IPC) line. This enterprise system solution allows organizations to leverage their Local Area Network (LAN) or utilize the IPC private network to send audible, visual and data messages. Through Ethernet radios, a wireless solution is also available.

The system also allows multiple sites and facilities located anywhere in the world to be tied together through a Web-client Graphical User Interface (GUI) for managing global notification and system monitoring. System redundancy features allows multiple users to be simultaneously logged into the system for additional points of command and control. To learn more about this product or others from Eaton’s Cooper Notification business, visit

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