out-2572.3

CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION UNITS FOR MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

2572

1 Scope

1.1 These requirements cover discrete electrical control units, communication units, distributed recipient mass notification control units and dedicated targeted individual receiving equipment, high power speaker arrays, transport products which manipulate the data packets, and accessories for mass notification systems to be employed in accordance with the National Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72.

1.2 The products covered by this outline are intended to be used in combination with other appliances and devices to form an emergency communication and/or mass notification system. These products are intended to communicate critical information within buildings and/or outdoor areas about emergencies including but not limited to terrorist activities, other dangerous situations, accidents, natural disasters and the like. Communication is through voice instructions, as well as alert and evacuation signals. An installation document(s) provided with the product describes the various products needed to form an emergency communication and/or mass notification system and their intended use and installation.

1.3 These requirements also do not address two-way emergency service personnel communication systems.

1.4 Audible notification appliances are to be assessed to the Standard for Audible Signaling Appliances, UL 464. Visible notification appliances are to be assessed to the Standard for Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired, UL 1971, or the Standard for Visual Signaling Appliances - Private-Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling, UL 1638, as applicable. Textual visible appliances are to be assessed to UL 1638.

1.5 Products incorporating fire and/or security signaling functions are to be assessed to the UL standards applicable to their intended function and application.


Subject 2572 references these Standards: 20 * 44 * 50 * 50E * 62 * 83 * 94 * 224 * 310 * 464 * 486A * 486E * 489 * 496 * 497 * 497B * 498 * 506 * 507 * 510 * 512 * 723 * 746C * 796 * 817 * 864 * 969 * 1054 * 1059 * 1097 * 1283 * 1310 * 1414 * 1439 * 1446 * 1449 * 1480 * 1481 * 1638 * 1642 * 1703 * 1711 * 1741 * 1863 * 1971 * 2017 * 2043 * 2572 * 5085-1 * 5085-2 * 5085-3 * 60065 * 60950-1 * 60950 * .

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