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The BlackBerry® AtHoc® management system uses the
add-on module interface with Giant Voice (GV) outdoor warning devices to enable wide-area Mass Notification System (MNS) broadcasts. Giant Voice features can broadcast critical information using voice messages, wave files, musical tones, or text-to-speech (TTS) conversion. The ATI GV supports outdoor Public Address (PA) systems that have large amplified speakers. Typically, speakers are set on poles and controlled by their connected Remote Terminal/Transceiver Units (RTUs). The speakers on the poles are configured in an array that covers a specified area with enough acoustic sound to override the ambient noise with emergency notification audio broadcasts. This guide describes the brand of GV system that is built and installed by Acoustic Technologies, Incorporated (ATI).
After the
BlackBerry AtHoc
management system is integrated with the ATI Giant Voice System, operators can disseminate emergency alerts to the siren system from the
BlackBerry AtHoc
management console. Alert messages can be delivered using Key functions programmed in the ATI hardware or software, text-to-speech or pre-recorded audio files to dynamically selected targets. Targeting choices are All Poles simultaneously, individual Zones of poles, and Poles.
To see which
BlackBerry AtHoc
releases support this integration, see the BlackBerry AtHoc Supported Integrations document.