Choosing the correct speaker and message display board for your school or business is an important process that will either enable you to make a unified communication platform.
Some of the criteria for selecting the correct board is based on what you want in a emergency communication plan and how will you use it for operational communications. So, to make sure that your purchase goes well, we have got some tips for you that will help you in selecting the right speaker message board.
●Time: Synchronized time is important to many organizations. In schools it is a critical element to ensure operational efficiency. Many message board will display accurate reliable synchronized time as a default when not displaying messages. There are a number of elements that is important when having the correct time ;
1.The clock’s time source: A clock system can derive its time from a varied of sources. GPS and NTP are the most common. GPS systems typical have a GPS antenna connected to the master clock. NTP is network time protocol. NTP will deliver time to the message boards via an Ethernet connectionl
2.Ability to Automatically Adjust for Daylight Saving Time: A good reliable clock will adjust for daylight saving time in the spring and the fall automatically at 2:00 AM.
3.Automatic Updates/Check-Ins: Clocks will need to automatically check-in at regular intervals to ensure that they have the correct time.
●What is the cost? The cost of message board, speaker , strobe light would be on one end of the scale. However, with all these functions is would truly of the best in a school emergency communication plan. You can also add emergency network switches or panic buttons. When they are pushed a pre-recorded message could sound off, a strobe light activated and a message displayed.
●Will the System be used for Operations: Typically a purchase of this type of unified communication system is acted upon based on emergency communications. However, to get the most of the system you should plan to use the system for operational purposes. Therefore, please take time to consider operational aspect prior to purchasing a system.
●The Installation: These network devices are typically PoE (Power over Ethernet) devices. Therefore, as endpoints they only need an Ethernet cable. The software controls the entire systems. There is no headend physical equipment to control and maintain the system.
Selecting the perfect wireless speaker system or wired speaker system can be chanllenging. However, with some upfront palnning steps you will make sure your have made your sletion based on your operational and emergency needs. The above points will surely help you in selecting the right speaker message board. In addition to all this, if you are operating a VOIP telephone system acquiring devices that are SIP compliant will ensure that you could also use your phone system to make calls over the speaker system.