Eaton provides emergency communication system for National September 11 Memorial & Museum

SP&T Staff
Friday September 25, 2015
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Power management company Eaton announced it is providing mass notification solutions for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The 9/11 Memorial selected Eaton’s ALERiTY mass notification platform to communicate emergency messages to personnel and visitors located on the Memorial grounds.


“With more than 3 million visitors since its opening last year, the 9/11 Memorial chose Eaton’s wide-area mass notification system to prepare for a variety of emergency situations,” said Ted Milburn, vice president of marketing at Eaton. “Eaton’s innovative technologies provide clear and intelligible voice communications to help direct people to safety in a time of crisis.”

The outdoor giant voice system was installed in February 2015 and includes Eaton’s WAVES High Power Speaker Array (HPSA) 7100-R Series. With industry-leading amplification technology, Eaton’s HPSA provides equalized intelligibility; live and pre-recorded messages can be clearly understood whether a person is 100 feet or 2,000 feet away. The wide-area mass notification system is integrated with Eaton’s SAFEPATH SP40S voice evacuation system to broadcast messages.

Eaton provides integrated, advanced technology and code-compliant solutions for life safety and mass notification, providing critical emergency communications for higher education, industrial, commercial, government and military markets. To learn more about these solutions or other life safety and mass notification solutions, visit www.eaton.com/massnotification.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit corporation created to oversee the design, fundraising, programming and operations of the Memorial and Museum. The Memorial and Museum are located on eight of the 16 acres of the World Trade Center site.

The Memorial remembers and honors the 2,983 people who were killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The design, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two reflecting pools formed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers and a plaza of trees. The Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath. It also explores the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance. Davis Brody Bond are the architects of the belowground Museum and Snøhetta designed its entry pavilion. The Museum’s exhibition designers include Thinc, Local Projects and Layman Design.

For more information or to reserve a ticket to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, go to 911memorial.org.

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