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Towerswitch: 'Talking Alert!' Reduces Workplace Accidents

Towerswitch has introduced Talking Alert!, a digital audio device designed to reduce workplace accidents with automatically triggered loud, audio safety messages and emergency alerts.

Based upon a product launched to prevent mishaps by telecommunications workers climbing broadcast towers, Towerswitch says the device now also addresses safety concerns for other applications such as cell phone towers, industrial plants and fuel storage tanks.

It is packaged in a self-contained weatherproof housing and is solar-powered. The system delivers up to 10 minutes of customized audio messages in any language by pressing the Information Button. The emergency button notifies staff and security.

With a built-in microphone jack, messages can be recorded, erased and re-recorded. Audio playback is initiated by pressing one of the front-panel buttons or by triggering an external input, such as an optional motion detector or magnetic contact on the door leading out to the antenna rooftop.

A special magnetic contact is available for tower elevator applications. Towerswitch also offers other Talking Alert! models, accessories and software programs geared for specific industrial applications such as RF compliance for FCC and OSHA requirements for broadcast and cellular antenna towers.

Products will be on display in the booths of Broadcasters General Store, N8322/C8109, and Phasetek, N6618.

(Radio World)