MediaMatrix has announced that its NION Series of digital signal and control processors (DSPs) and nCIE PILOT control PC are now certified by the EN54-16 European Standard. These components form the nucleus of a dynamic VACIE system (Voice Alarm Control and Indicating Equipment) used to provide optimum protection for the public and for safety personnel.
The EN54 certification is a mandatory standard that specifies, requires and laboratory tests every component of fire detection and fire alarm systems. Part 16 of the certification specifically pertains to voice alarm control and indicating equipment. The certifications of both the nCIE PILOT control PC and NION Series DSPs, respectively, speak to the industrial-grade quality of MediaMatrix equipment, as well as their stable, efficient and robust performance.
The just-launched MediaMatrix nCIE PILOT processor, the brain of the VACIE system, manages all control and fault-monitoring logic. It also provides all control functionality to the end user through hosting the Kiosk2Go (tablet device HTML5) GUIs (graphical user interfaces) to multiple clients, which means the VACIE solution is essentially a headless system.
Additionally, the well-distinguished MediaMatrix NION Series nX, n3, and n6 DSP frames handle audio input sources, DSP processing, routing, networked and analog audio distribution and voice alarm message playback, among other operational tasks. The VACIE system can be configured and scaled as a centralized single-rack solution, configured across multiple remote racks as a distributed solution or positioned as a hybrid of both. The VACIE system can also scale to hundreds or even thousands of channels utilizing the flexible MediaMatrix NION architecture.
The nCIE PILOT and NION frames are accompanied by a choice of Powersoft Audio, d&b audiotechnik or CrownAudio networked multi-channel power amplification to meet system requirements. Belgian company Luminex has also deployed its robust and highly intuitive GigaCore 26i Ethernet switch, which manages all IP communications between devices and is also used for handling all Dante-networked audio traffic.
Overall, MediaMatrix’s unique mix-and-match EN54-16 VACIE system delivers a truly flexible, fully customizable, high-powered pro-audio solution for life-safety applications that specifiers, consultants, integrators and decision-makers have not previously seen or enjoyed before.
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