Audio Enhancement just released something called the EPIC System (Education Paging and Intercom Communications) – a customizable intercom, paging and bells solution.
The EPIC System claims to be is the only solution designed from the ground up specifically for K12. The system is easy to use and fully customizable for effective schoolwide communication. EPIC System integrates with Audio Enhancement’s Classroom Audio Systems, providing the same audio. It also supports The SAFE System, allowing for discreet alerts and timely communication, improving the safety of students and teachers. When incorporating XD Technology, incident location can now be determined from any school location including hallways, cafeterias, gymnasiums and even outside.
EPIC System comes with a touchscreen display, simplifying the process of setting up bell schedules and zones, sending pages and making intercom calls. When a schedule needs to be adjusted for weather, assemblies or late-start, administrators can make the necessary changes without hiring a technician. With customizable paging and bell zones, office staff can choose the exact area with which they need to communicate, whether it be a single classroom, a hallway, or the entire school. Common areas like the cafeteria or gymnasium can also be reached without sending a runner, and the clear, rich audio ensures that the intended audience will understand what is being said.
EPIC System is nonproprietary and uses standards-based architecture with easy connection to any Audio Enhancement-networked equipment. It can integrate with the school’s existing LDAP/Active Directory Servers and utilizes standardized SIP protocols to connect to existing Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems.
Here are all the tech specs.