The Wireless PA receiver requires 110VAC power. An OPTIONAL emergency backup battery can temporarily power the radio if primary power is interrupted. The rechargeable battery backup is not intended to operate the radio for an extended period of time. A heavy duty external +12 VDC battery can also be used to power the receiver and the receiver can be configured for powered operation to maximize battery life. A solar panel kit can be used to power the Wireless PA receiver without the need for a power supply in locations where AC power is not available.
An optional magnet-mount external antenna can be installed at a higher elevation to increase receiving range.
The radio receiver box is not waterproof so it should be located inside out of the elements. There is an available weatherproof, fiberglass reinforced polyester enclosure designed to house the Wireless PA receiver and antenna that can be used for outdoor applications.
In heavily populated areas where other radios may be in use, this unit has the "2-Tone Decode" capability that enables it to only receive pages from other radios with the "2-Tone Encode" feature.
Once installed, operating the Wireless Public Address radio receiver requires no human contact. The Wireless PA reduces installation costs that would otherwise be incurred by using a wired PA system.
We worked with the BASF, The Chemical Company where they got a quote of $70,000 to install a wireless PA system in one of their large plants. Installing this wired system would have required running thousands of feet of wire and the labor cost alone was over $40,000. They instead purchased a system from us for less than $12,000 and installed the system themselves in a day so installation cost was also greatly reduced. The result was over $50K in savings.
Ricky Roach of BASF had this to say about working with us: "Great company and great products, I installed the Wireless Intercoms at 5 BASF plants and never had a problem and that was 6 years ago. You won't find a better or cheaper solution for intercom or emergency evacuation system. Easy to install, no maintenance, it's the best, for about a 1/10th of the cost of other systems, because it's wireless."