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The BlackBerry® AtHoc® management system uses the
IIM
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. This guide describes the
AtHoc
interoperability using the
AtHoc
IP Integration Module (IIM)
utilizing the OASIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) 1.2 standard. This ability via non-IP means, will combine the
AtHoc
network-centric enterprise alerting capabilities with
SiRcom
Giant Voice notification systems, while integrating over non IP interfaces.
After the
BlackBerry AtHoc
management system is integrated with the
SiRcom
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
SiRcom
Giant Voice 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.
The
BlackBerry AtHoc
integration with
SiRcom
voice notification systems provides the following capabilities:
  • Enable
    BlackBerry AtHoc
    to activate emergency notifications in
    SiRcom
    Voice notification systems.
  • End previously activated messages.
  • Monitor the connectivity status to the
    SiRcom
    Giant Voice notification system and view its operational states: All operational, partially operational (degraded), and failure.
  • If applicable, provide high availability configurations.