EQUIPMENT

See below for more specifics on some of the system components and device options

Dispatch Equipment

Central Server

The Central Server maintains a central repository of all configuration and connection information and is responsible for maintaining connectivity to fire stations, the CAD interface and the Dispatch/Management Console. During operation, the PURVIS FSAS Central Server processes CAD data transmitted by the CAD interface and provides dispatch data to the fire stations and remote personnel involved in the incident.

Dispatch Management Console

The PURVIS FSAS management console is a touch screen computer providing a simple, user friendly, graphical interface designed to allow for efficient public safety communications. It provides an interface for system monitoring, configuration and reporting. Additionally, manual alerts and general announcement messages can be sent to station and remote personnel via the DM console.

Radio Interface Unit

The PURVIS Radio Interface unit is a rack-mountable device that connects the PURVIS FSAS Central Server into your existing radio broadcast system, so incident notices, converted to audio via our text-to-speech technology, are automatically delivered over existing radio channels.

STATION EQUIPMENT – CONTROLLERS

Station Control Unit (SCU)

The PURVIS FSAS SCU is responsible for receiving the incidents (or alerts) at the fire stations and then activating/updating all of the appropriate fire station electronics. Additionally, the PURVIS FSAS SCU is responsible for playing tones and messages over the fire station speakers. The PURVIS FSAS SCU is available with or without a touch screen display that allows user interaction with the system. If a touch screen display is required, the display can be integrated with the PURVIS FSAS SCU or installed in some other location within the fire station.

Remote PURVIS FSAS SCU Touch Screen

The Remote PURVIS FSAS SCU Touch Screen is a 22-inch, open-frame, wall mounted touch monitor that displays the PURVIS FSAS SCU interface and allows fire station personnel to interact with the system. The Touch Screen is a ruggedized device designed for commercial applications, such as photo kiosks, gaming, and guest/hospitality environments.

Audio Expansion Module (AXM)

The AXM expands the number of audio zones that the PURVIS FSAS can support in each fire station. The AXM is available in four (4) and eight (8) audio zone models and can be configured to activate those zones based on hours of operation (day/night), incident type, and the apparatus (units) being dispatched. An example of this operation is that speaker zones for the outside speakers will not be activated or will operate on lower volume levels during overnight hours. Additional AXM’s can be added to support the required number of audio zones in each fire station.

Relay Expansion Module (RXM)

The PURVIS FSAS RXM provides additional dry contact relays for opening station doors, shutting down appliances, adjusting lighting, and controlling additional auxiliary devices as needed. The PURVIS FSAS RXM is available in eight (8), sixteen (16), twenty-four (24) and thirty-two (32) dry contact relay models. More expansion modules can be added as needed.

Audio/Relay Expansion Module (ARXM)

The PURVIS FSAS ARXM is a hybrid of the AXM and RXM. The ARXM provides additional audio zones and dry contact relays in a single module. The PURVIS FSAS ARXM is available in four (4) and eight (8) audio zone models, and eight (8) and sixteen (16) dry contact relay models or a combination thereof. More expansion modules can be added as needed.

Dorm Remote

The Dorm Remote is a wall-mounted device that has 8 push buttons configured to correspond with the unit types assigned to the station. For instance, buttons may be configured for Engine, Ladder, Rescue, Hazmat, etc. Using the Dorm Remote, users can select the unit or units that must be activated in the dorm. When a unit is selected, a green LED light above the button for that unit type will light, indicating that the dorm is configured to activate for that particular unit type.

Dorm Remote Gateway (DRG)

The PURVIS FSAS DRG provides the communication pathway between the PURVIS FSAS SCU and the Dorm Remotes installed in the station. All zone activations are managed through the PURVIS FSAS SCU software.

Manual Push Button

The Manual Push Button can be configured for a variety of operations, including manually activating the system if connectivity to dispatch is lost or if an incident (such as a walk up) occurs at the fire station requiring immediate response. The PURVIS FSAS Station Control Unit will activate all configured devices at the fire station and send a notification back to the Dispatch Center indicating that a manual activation occurred. The Manual Push Button can also be configured for incident acknowledgements, system tests, and more.

Doorbell

The doorbell is installed in a weatherproof housing at the fire station’s public entrance and connected to the PURVIS FSAS Station Control Unit. Upon activation, the PURVIS FSAS SCU will alert the fire station via a configurable audible announcement.

Unit Presence Detector

The Unit Presence Detector provides detection of apparatus in drive bay locations. This information in used to automatically record turn-out time on a unit by unit basis.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

The UPS provides backup power to the PURVIS FSAS equipment in the event of a power outage. Various UPS options are available to provide backup power from 30-120 minutes or more, based on customer requirements.

Camera/Doorbell

PURVIS can install a camera at the front-door of the fire station with a doorbell that has an integrated microphone and speaker for 2-way audio communications. This provides a video and audio feed into the station and also back to the dispatch center. Any visitor to the fire station can get immediate assistance, either from station personnel who can get a “visual” on the visitor, or from the dispatch center if station personnel may be away or unavailable.

STATION EQUIPMENT – AUDIO

Wall/Ceiling Speaker

These speakers are 8” self-amplified or 25/70v interior speakers. The speaker can be wall mounted in a 12” x 12” enclosure or recessed in a ceiling, depending on parameters in each fire station.

Ceiling Speaker with Red and/or White LED Lights

These speakers are 8” self-amplified or 25/70v interior speakers with an integrated Red LED light ring, White LED light ring, or combination of both. Typically installed in dorm rooms and hallways, these speakers with integrated Red LED lights reduce the startling effect of nighttime alerts and don’t have a negative impact on the night vision of fire station personnel.

Exterior/Drive Bay Speaker

These speakers are self-amplified or 25/70v exterior grade speakers for both exterior and drive bay applications. The exterior grade surface mount speaker allows for installation in both indoor and outdoor environments without sacrificing sound quality.

Wall Mounted Volume Control

The wall mounted volume control is a signal level controller that is capable of remotely controlling the volume of a single or multiple self-amplified or 25/70v speakers. The wall mounted volume control fits into a single gang electrical box.

Ambient Noise Sensor

The Ambient Noise Level Sensors detect the ambient background noise and amplify the audio being played to the associated speakers. In areas of the fire station where noise levels can be high, such as the drive bays, the PURVIS FSAS uses these sensors to ensure that critical audio alerts are audible. The minimum and maximum audio levels for the system are configured during implementation to ensure that the levels are within the agency’s requirements.

Dorm Remote

The Dorm Remote is a wall-mounted device that has 8 push buttons configured to correspond with the unit types assigned to the station. For instance, buttons may be configured for Engine, Ladder, Rescue, Hazmat, etc. Using the Dorm Remote, users can select the unit or units that must be activated in the dorm. When a unit is selected, a green LED light above the button for that unit type will light, indicating that the dorm is configured to activate for that particular unit type.

Camera/Doorbell

PURVIS can install a camera at the front-door of the fire station with a doorbell that has an integrated microphone and speaker for 2-way audio communications. This provides a video and audio feed into the station and also back to the dispatch center. Any visitor to the fire station can get immediate assistance, either from station personnel who can get a “visual” on the visitor, or from the dispatch center if station personnel may be away or unavailable.

STATION EQUIPMENT – VISUAL

Flat Panel Message Board

The Flat Panel Message Board is a 1080p LED display available in sizes ranging from 24” to more than 60”. The display is wall mounted and configured to display incident alert information including but not limited to address, cross street, responding units, incident type and turn-out time.

LED Reader Board

The Reader Board provides incident information on a high contrast and bright LED display available in 24” and 60” sizes. The LED displays are easily readable at great distances making them ideally suited for installation in drive bays or other large spaces where high visibility is required. These displays will typically show the fire station personnel the incident address, cross street, common name, responding units, incident type and turn-out time.

Printer

The FSAS Printer is a thermal style printer. This printer type decreases the likelihood of failures associated with ribbons, toner, ink cartridges, and paper. Incidents received at the fire station are sent immediately to the printer. The information printed typically includes the incident type, the address, the apparatus dispatched, and other comments that can be configured to the agency’s specific needs.

Turnout Timer

The Turnout Timer is a dedicated wall mounted LED timer display. The Turnout Timer begins counting upward in one-second increments when the incident is received at the fire station. The timer continues to count upward each second until the responding apparatus have acknowledged the incident, the optional Unit Presence Detector has detected the apparatus has left the drive bay, or when user-defined criteria has been met. Timer data is logged in the database, and can be accessed to perform Turn-Out Time data analysis.

Unit Presence Detector

The Unit Presence Detector provides detection of apparatus in drive bay locations. This information in used to automatically record turn-out time on a unit by unit basis.

Camera/Doorbell

PURVIS can install a camera at the front-door of the fire station with a doorbell that has an integrated microphone and speaker for 2-way audio communications. This provides a video and audio feed into the station and also back to the dispatch center. Any visitor to the fire station can get immediate assistance, either from station personnel who can get a “visual” on the visitor, or from the dispatch center if station personnel may be away or unavailable.

STATION EQUIPMENT – LIGHTING

Multicolored Tower Light

The Multicolored Tower Light is an LED light bar with 5 individual color segments. Colors include white, blue, green, amber and red. Colors can be used to indicate unit types or incident types.

Red Strobe Light

The LED Red Strobe Light is a 3.5” low profile light that provides 450 lumens of a single pattern, flashing visual alert.

Single Color Trip Light

The Single Color Trip Lights allow the station staff to easily see when an alert is received. The lights are available in stationary, rotating or flashing form factors. Available colors include red, amber, blue and green.

Red/White LED Light

The Red/White LED Light is available a standalone 3.5” low intensity light that will illuminate bunkrooms and hallways to provide safe egress at night. The red light can be used for safe egress at night and to reduce the startling effect of nighttime alerts.

Ceiling Speaker with Red and/or White LED Lights

These speakers are 8” self-amplified or 25/70v interior speakers with an integrated Red LED light ring, White LED light ring, or combination of both. Typically installed in dorm rooms and hallways, these speakers with integrated Red LED lights reduce the startling effect of nighttime alerts and don’t have a negative impact on the night vision of fire station personnel.