Tech Works NC-Series Nurse Call System Webinar

as I think you know what we’re talking about is our new NC series which we just got ul 1069 approval on so we are making a big push to get people familiar with this nurse call product what we were asked to do and it was mainly by dealers is come up with a product that was a true nurse call for the tone visual market and one of the big requirements was to be able to go from a single station at a restroom to a full-blown system in like a large skilled nursing facility so what we did is we developed these products over the last couple of years and we went through ul 1069 testing and just got our listing a couple of weeks ago the reason we developed this our target markets were specifically outpatient medical clinic emergency call something that could get down very very small and also the standalone restroom issue something very efficient to cover restrooms whether they’re in a clinic or in a acute care hospital this seems to have become a big deal they didn’t use to put anything in the public restrooms now everybody seems to on a pole station next to every toilet and then of course des surgeries I don’t know about in your area but in California New York and Florida des surgeries where they’re pushing certain procedures out of the acute care Oh ours and out into medical office buildings has become a huge market and in California and Florida now they are becoming heavily regulated just like a noir in a hospital so people were trying to put in like Ana 10 to $15,000 upfront cost was just killing these day surgeries for you know for beds so the other thing of course is what we out here call rehab centers a lot of times they are known as nursing homes where people are shipped after they’re thrown out of the acute care hospital and aren’t quite ready to go home maybe never will be then of course there’s the true skilled nursing facilities which tend to be a slightly higher level of care and then assisted living apartments now assisted living apartments typically do not want a dull light and the one thing I will caution you is this system has some very unique features and it is based around our dome light and a smart dome light so in the assisted living apartments where they don’t want dome lights we have another solution currently and we’re working on a brand new product which I’ll talk a little bit about I’m very very proud of our dome light we I’ve have been playing with light pipes which means shining a light down a piece of acrylic for over 10 years I had been playing with this as I said and we finally bit the bullet and produced an injection mold that makes a piece of plastic so where you see a color here that piece of plastic is almost a three inch long by 1/2 inch wide bar of light it’s a very professional-looking don’t light and then what we do is by shining a different LED down these we can change the colors the NCD l12 was our very first and primary product for a single color to status so you’ve got one color to station to status so there’s actually two station connections on every dome light and each one has a normal and emergency call input in that case what you’re going to get is the emergency call will be flashing the normal call will be steady there are a few cases where we need a code blue light so we came up with a code blue version which is just a don’t light that can have a code blue station up to it and then others said hey we need a to color so we can separate the red is emergency and the white as a normal call so the tutu was born for a two-color to station we believe that less wire is better than Wireless so what we did is we came up with a very innovative design that allows you to use

repurposed old wiring so if you’ve got an old system out there that in order to put in if something else you would have to pull all new wire this product was designed to reuse that wire and again the magic is in the dome light so that it can take that old wire and make it communicate like a new system over old wire saving you and your customer a ton of money if you’re going in on a retrofit a lot of times those facilities don’t have a lot of money and they’re their budget just won’t accommodate a total rewire and sometimes it’s wood frame construction and you can’t get new wire to those patient stations so we have tried very hard to accommodate any type of old wiring that we’re familiar with with the major brands of equipment that were made over the last 50 years we also realize that in new installations you’re going to want to pull modern cables so we did make it work on cat 5 or cat 6 Larry our unique signaling also allows us to supervise that dome light which is something that most nurse calls don’t do we supervise to make sure that that dome light and the wiring is working correctly if the wiring fails the dome library or the actually the control module reports that the dome light has lost communication so there’s a little bit of checks and balances built in there as well as a diagnostic tool for your technicians that unique signaling also allows us to put multiple calls down that old single conductor that single conductor that used to go back to light that light is now our communication between the dome light and a smart control module and we multiplex down that wire multiple levels of call where you used to just be able to turn the light on and off we now can send up to 18 different signals from a room to a control module so we’re only implementing four of those right now but down the road if you were to come back and tell us we got to do more we can use the same technology to communicate even more from from that room over that old wire so here would be how the old wiring would have been laid out you would add three conductors circulating from room to room and the three conductors was typically some kind of voltage either 12 or 24 volts ours is 24 volts common and then a flash the flash clock synchronizes the dome light so they all flash at the same rate down the hallway the wire that was in the walls which either three conductor or four conductor and then a lot of those older systems they did not have a call confirmation light but today people expect to get a call confirmation light on their patient stations so we made we came up with a way to get that call confirmation down that limited amount of wire and give them at least as much callin capability and in some cases more call capability what I mean by that is we actually on our bed station have a staff assist button so we’re on some of that old wiring all they had was a call button to the bed we can definitely accommodate that with a call confirmation light but in some cases they want to staff a system that headwall all so we put that on the station it takes an extra conductor if the conductors there you bet functionality is built into the bed station when you go in a system configuration we have a control module that monitors those single conductors coming back from those rooms and it converts it to a digital signal that digital signal can then be communicated out to discrete zone outputs on each control module and through our rs-485 network that network which is the same as what you kind of looked at with our clinic product we’ve been using the same network for 20 years it’s very reliable it’s very very stable it’s very flexible and it’s very cost-effective so down that bus we can communicate with up to 16 control modules on a single network for a total of 256 rooms and then you hang your annunciator panels off of that same digital network set the address of this 16 position annunciator to match a 16 position control module and you’re done if you want a second annunciator you just string the wire over to the new location and install another annunciator and set it as the same address as this and it’ll display the same information if you want a 32 point annunciator this one has one control module on the first four columns and another control module

is represented by the second four columns and if people don’t like this display there’s a variety of other display options which we’ll talk about because this is digital communication we can talk to a lot of other things out there like pocket pagers and alphanumeric display panels and HDMI wall displays and all kinds of things and again one of the big requirements was it had to be ul 1069 which it now is I don’t know of anybody that can give you a ul 1069 listed system that gets down as small as one room we do with a local power supply one of our standalone dome lights you can hook up patient stations staff present stations emergency pull stations or staff assist stations and I don’t think anybody else can get this small nobody that I know of can get down to one station so let’s say you had a restroom somewhere and you just needed a pull station next to a toilet and I don’t light outside with a tone this does it it’s that simple now if you get into old wiring the first 16 stations look like this here’s your repurposed bus it goes from dome light to dome it’s every dome light in the system providing power then you’ve got that old single conductor that used to go back to the annunciator panel and it goes back to a screw terminal right here on the side of the control module where this control module then puts it into an A to D converter and immediately interprets all of those signals into digital format and from there on everything is digital repurposed wiring we took a very hard look at the old Roland system so that we made sure we accommodated most of their wiring the old Duquesne systems and the old executive systems now past that there’s a lot of other wiring systems out there that probably have enough wire but these were the ones we focused on we think this is 80% of the old installations out there if you’re running it in a new installation and this was specifically day surgery skilled nursing rehabs and assisted then you’re gonna want to pull a cat5 every one of our dome lights has a cat5 connector on the back as well as the screw terminals for the repurposed wire so all your technician does is literally plug in a cat5 connector here and on the control module there are 16 nipples for 16 cat fives to be plugged in over here one per room it’s very very simple it’s a standard cat5 that your technician is already using on other systems it’s wired to a EIA 568b just like what they’re taught in any of their certification classes so nothing new the if you’re going to string more than one control module together it’s all done with the rs-485 bus and it is simply a parallel connection so you just go from module to module to module to module to module to module each module has its own little address switch right here where you can set it as one of 16 modules and by that address being communicated down this bus it then can talk to annunciators this is shown with a 32-point annunciator where the left hand is one control module and the right hand for columns is the next control module in a dress sequence one of the great things about this modularity is you can typically use a control module to represent or to wire to the old wire for a particular nurse’s station a wing award hallway however the building is configured and then you add another control module for the next architectural segment of the building and then you just tie them all together and they appear on the annunciator panels they’re very easy to identify as a area of the building it’s also great for like hangings own lights that each control module has two zone outputs that can select any one or any combination of the sixteen inputs to be sent out of a common output to duty station zone lights that type of thing and so you can have a hallway that’s connected to the control module with a zone light at the head of the hallway very easy to do the magic as I said is in the dome light and the NCD l12 are SCT that stands for a whole bunch of stuff in the box all the bells and whistles including the whistle

it’s got a tone generator built into it it’s got a flash clock built into it so what you can do is you can make this a standalone room controller and a standalone system you can set this up as a master or as a slave so what that means is if I’ve got a rest room I set the first one up as a master which tells it to monitor its station inputs you hang your pull stations out there in the rest room but then I need a secondary enunciation location like let’s say a receptionist or a telephone operator somebody’s got to be notified if there’s a problem in the rest room so what you do is you run three conductor wire or you can run a cat5 it’s got more than enough from this dome light to the secondary location take another dome light exact same model set it up as a slave and it will replicate whatever is going on on this dome light if you’ve got immense in a ladies room and they both need to enunciate on a single dome light there’s a real easy way of coupling those two dome lights together so that they can be replicated at the nurse’s station or the receptionist telephone operator whoever’s charged with monitoring those restrooms they can see two restrooms with one door light this unit can also be put into a system it can be connected with cat5 or it could be connected with screw terminals so this is kind of the one size fits all everything little dome light on the back of the dome light are your wiring connections for your old-style wiring as well as the wiring connections for your new cat5 wiring so you can choose either wire it up to these terminals or you wire it up to this one your room stations are connected to station 1 and station 2 inputs the reason there’s two discrete inputs is because ul 1069 clearly states that if you are going to have a station that you can’t see it has to have its own cancel button so for instance in a bedroom where you have maybe two beds those two if they can see each other can share a cancel button but if you’re going to have the rest room behind a closed door it has to have its own dedicated cancel button that you cancel at that station so therefore you gotta have at least two inputs the master slave and tone options are all silk-screened on the back of every station and they’re controlled by this little dip switch so your technician just reads this sets the dip switches appropriately and everything else is magic I must have got this part right because I haven’t gotten very many calls from the field asking how do I make it do this the technician seemed to get it real quick inside the dome light and I won’t bore you with this but basically there’s a separate control logic for in one and input two there’s a built-in clock oscillator or it can take an external clock so they can be synchronized and that’s a dip switch setting as to which clock to use and there’s an output controller that controls what goes to the light or you know the dome light itself there’s a separate control output that goes to the tone unit and there’s also a separate output that goes to the current loop that signals down that single conductor back to the control module so if it’s hooked to a control module there’s a dedicated output here that is telling the control module what the status of the stone light is based on is there a normal call an emergency call or you know what what type of call is pending on this dome light that’s communicated through this current loop sensor the output the flash output you control that because you need to send a different signal out of that screw terminal depending on if it’s a master or a slave if it’s part of a system you want the clock from the external system going out to the next dome light because you want all the dome lights to be synchronized but if this is a master and you want a slave to emulate the light here then what you want coming out of the flash output is the status of this local light so that the secondary zone light replicates this one so in a standalone restroom all you have is a power supply your three conductors to your pull station and pull stations next to the toilets now let’s say you’ve got multiple toilets you can string together up to four of these stations on each of the two inputs so you’d have four on input one and four more on input two for a total of eight pull stations on a single dome light and that constitutes a system if you want that secondary enunciation as I said you run three conductor cable put your slave dome

light wherever you want set the dip switches as a slave and it will replicate whatever’s going on at the master dome light back to the dome light just real quick the dip switches that your installer would be seeing if they’re all off it’s for talking to a control module if two and three are up it becomes a standalone master if one and two are up and three is down it becomes a standalone slave just to show you that it’s very very simple to do and one of the things that your counterparts in New York City have come up with is they wanted a combination of a standalone master that is also monitored by a control module so there will be another dip switch illustration here on the future models that will give you the combination of dip switches to do these two together in combination so I guess what I’m trying to tell you is if you see some application that you see that we can’t do tell us we’re always looking to you to tell us what we need to do better so don’t hesitate don’t don’t don’t think you’re complaining we don’t quit we take it as anyways okay the tone is really simple on and off if they don’t want to tone the technician turns it off if they do on it you turn it on again hum dealers came to us and said you really need a code blue because we got these little Suites where we need one or two code blue lights and they got to be part of a system but we don’t need it included in like a two color dome light we’ll just put a code blue dome light next to a traditional dome light if we need both so we came up with a code blue light and it is intended for use on either old or new wiring but it is in a system only by definition code blue is not a standalone it’s a notification of outside of the o.r so it is part of a system no matter what it has no tone option built-in it’s not a master it’s not a slave and it will not function standalone then people came back to us and said jeez we need a two color so we came up with the NCD l22 to be a two color two in again cat5 or repurposed wiring its intended for use only in the system no tone no master no slave no standalone and it’s less expensive to so that was another criteria they wanted something to color and cheaper so we came up with this one one of the things I want you to understand is that this product is new in that it is just now UL 1069 approved but we have been shipping this product for over a year that’s how we got all this feedback we were shipping it into non ul 1069 requirements and so we are on our third full production run it took us about 12 months to burn off our first two but we’re in our third full production run and ramping up production even as we speak so the deal – – is a bit of an evolution one of the things that we learned with the one – and it’s the one – is going to change also but you’ll notice these connectors are squeezed together a little tighter we were instructed by the dealers that some of the dome lights you’re covering are not to gay the old dome light was a one-game so we had to squeeze these connections into a one gang hole it’s still a 2-game device but we had to make it fit over one gang ring in those applications where you guys didn’t have the ability to have a 2-game the connections really simple you got your bus in and your bus out there the same on the one – or the two – bus in bus out if you’re using old wire you’re signaling to the control module comes down that single conductor or if you’re not using repurposed you just plug into the cat5 connectors on the back then your room station wires come down to your room station if you don’t need all levels of call meaning you’ve got a station that only has either normal call like a bed or only an e call you can get away with three conductor a lot of dealers they always use the same wire if they’re pulling new wire they’re pulling all the same way or they tell their electrician just hook up all up the same will come out and make it work when you’re done but if you’re in a retrofit where you don’t have four conductors you can get away with three and you’ll still have your call assurance light as long as you only like

this is a pull station you only want the emergency call from the pull station the pull station this is not a waterproof device but it is very water resistant all of our stations have a backplate that mounts to the wall and you can seal that to the wall with different methods of you know caulk or weather stripping and we did not include that specifically because some of these guys are putting these in prisons where the wall is extremely rough and uneven and if we provided some kind of a weather seal we’d be liable when it didn’t work so we just have basically made a blanket statement that your installer has to figure out how to see it seal that back plate to the wall then the front hangs on it with a little clip up at the top and a single set screw at the bottom that adheres the station to the wall it sticks out less than 3/8 of an inch you’ve got your pull string and a push for help so you’ve got two different methods of making a call they can either pull or push doesn’t matter your call confirmation light is behind the cancel so basically the cancel light lights up when the station is active the med station quarter phone jack the jack is supervised with a little warning label what we did though because of the day surgery market the day surgery market wanted a bed call cord for recovery and then they also wanted a staff assist so you’ve got a normal call from the jack and then you’ve got a staff assist call coming from the push button here so if the nurse gets over there and needs some help they can call for help again call confirmation light is behind the cancel button so they push that to cancel the call moisture-resistant if you’ve got a jack plugged in here there’s basically no way you’re going to get water in that thing but any of our stations you’d have to fill the electrical box up to about the middle of the the help button so it’d take a lot of water to cause any problems here our call cords we make a actually we had to upgrade our call cords that we’ve been selling for years to accommodate ul 1069 these are rated for highly oxygenated environments we have both a seven-foot and we offer a 12-foot Y cord for those simple applications where they want to share a bed station between two beds we make a staff present station now where this is getting a lot of play is in the clinic environment where they don’t want a full-blown room status system but they do want staff assist what they’re doing is they’re putting this in and when the doctor enters the room they push the staff button and it lights the white light in the hall telling staff the doctors in the room with the patient be careful when you open the door then they’re keeping the help button as a staff assists or if they need some help while they’re in there they can push that and that will light the red light out in the corridor so this has become very popular in clinics one of the things about these stations that is different than our older products is that they’re much much easier to clean the way these are made they’re all sealed so the staff in clinics especially we had a heck of a time they would clean them with 409 they clean them with all kinds of stuff and gum everything up so we made these stations so they can clean them with everything short a lighter fluid and it’s going to work just fine we were asked for the mental health application to come out with a station that just does a push for help and no other signals so we came up with this staff assist station that just sounds an emergency call this has become very popular with the VA mental health clinics they put in hundreds of these things the control module this is a big difference between us and the competition because we’ve made a very cost effective control module and yet we’ve given you the digital capability to monitor both the existing wire or to monitor signals from brand-new wire and then we communicate all that out over our 485 bus which makes it really easy to communicate this stuff to third-party display units or third-party communication devices that aren’t even made by tech works so there’s certain number of requirements you got to have to make a system that is ul 1069 listed but passed that if they want another enunciation on HDMI panels or whatever we can accommodate that and at

a very very cost-effective price so the magic here is we make it easy for your installer to wire which I know they hate about some other people’s products and we made it so that you’ve got two discreet sone outputs that are selectable so you can have zone lights now let’s talk about the clinic’s today it’s a lot of these clinics where they’re putting in the staff and the staff presence and staff assist what they want is in every exam room they want a duty station and the purpose of that is if anybody pushes a health button anywhere on the system it sounds in every exam room so we have literally had clinics going in today using this system with more duty stations than room stations or staff stations and we can accommodate that because each one of these outputs can handle up to eight outputs on each set of wires so you would just run for room to room on a three conductor cable to your duty stations and every exam room lots of possibilities here wiring we keep it simple if you got cat5e or cat6 you’re bringing it home to an inn individual nipple per station you can wire your zone light out on a cat5 if you’re only doing a single dome light that works pretty well if you’re running a whole bunch of zone lights or a whole bunch of duty stations it’s easier to use the wire terminals here and just loop from station to station it’s easier than running cat5 less work for your technician each of these cat5 nipples has a indicator light next to it this becomes not only a local indicator like you were looking at a nun see inner panel so the technician can tell what’s going on to the system that’s also a diagnostic light because if they put on the supervision it’s going to tell the technician right here at the control module if he’s got a bad piece of wire a bad splice a bad connector it’s going to tell him right here if something’s gone wrong so it becomes a very powerful diagnostic tool as well as the control module if you’re repurposing wire here’s your bus connection here’s your room connections where you hook up your old lamp annunciator wires and then you just don’t have anything look up over here now one of the questions that’s come up is we’ve got say 12 rooms on the old wiring we want to reuse that old wire but then I want to add a couple of new rooms can I put them over here on the cap 5 connectors the answer is yes this control module doesn’t know the difference it can mix wire it doesn’t care that an input coming from the cat 5 is exactly the same as coming down one of these wires supervision something that most other systems don’t have but we felt it was critical especially if we’re going to rely on old wire you simply turn the supervision on and then if you have a let’s say some of these connections aren’t used you can simply put them out of service so they’re ignored it’s very easy to do your configuration dip switch you just turn the supervision on and then any unused input you tell the processor to ignore the input now I would caution that this is truly an ignore so if you put a station out of service and then you get it working it’s not going to report until you put that dip switch back into the input active position totally ignores it someone outputs again if you’re going to daisy chain to eight different devices on each output it’s probably easier to connect here select your zone what’s going to go out of that zone is here this is what controls zone one connection these dip switches are assigned to zone two and they are discrete they’re not like an analog switch or you’re turning something on they’re actually monitored digital inputs so the processor is saying oh they want something different out of these outputs and it’s just this simple if you want to monitor all inputs you turn them all on if you want to monitor only select ones you turn certain ones off very simple duty stations we made a very simple duty station it’s got a 2k Hertz beeper built in with its own little oscillator you just feed it with the signal from the control module and whenever it sees a signal coming in you’re going to get a flashing light or a steady light if it’s a normal call flashing light if it’s emergency call behind the silence button so the silence button is also your call confirmation point the tones going to come out of

here and if you want to silence the tone that is a toggle silence button if you’ve got an application where you don’t want to be able to silence it we can make a station that does not have the silence button if you push the button it’s going to turn the tone off but the light will continue to flash you push it again the total come back on if the tone has been silenced and that call is cleared and another call comes in the tone will start again let’s talk a little more about the control module the network this is where the real power of a tech work system comes into play over the competition because we port everything we assume that you are an integrator we assume that you want to send this stuff out to things that we don’t build we assume that we do our part and you’re an integrator you’re going to want to tie this to something else so we make all the information on this control module whatever is going on here we make it available on this network then you have the option as to what you do with it after that so the network becomes very critical as to part of our our plan of action what’s going on on this control module is controlled right here by your address switch and your configuration dip switches the address is super simple for your technician he shoves a screwdriver in this little arrow he rotates this switch to one of sixteen positions that’s it on the configuration switch he turns his supervision on or off and then he’s got 2 option switches at this time we have not implemented any options on the nurse call system what we did do is we went ahead in the development of the product and we implemented all 18 signals potentially coming from a dome light so they’re all there they’re all tested they’re all in the box but we don’t have a dome light with 18 outputs on it so we don’t know what you want to use those for going forward you may come to us and say cheese mark we really need another color for maroon we need you know the the control module to have some other feature I don’t know what that might be it may be a test feature it might I don’t know you guys can I assume you’re going to tell us what else to do with this we built in Headroom and flexibility so we’re looking for feedback also on every one of these is an end-of-line terminating or mr. for the network so your technician doesn’t have to go find a resistor he doesn’t have to tape it to the panel or something it’s it’s always built-in he just turns it on where it’s appropriate as with any digital communication noise is the enemy and there’s two ways to fight noise and signal degradation one is with twisted wire you have to have twisted wire for data communication to keep the noise down the other thing is proper termination over the last twenty years we’ve developed this rs-485 to the point where we can let you run the wire anyway your technician can dream up to run this wire up to three thousand feet of wire in a single system it can be T tapped it can be run in any direction the only thing your technician has to do is turn on the Terminator on the longest most extreme ends of the bus so if he’s got a hallway or a wee little short taps out to annunciator panels do not get terminated only the last device at the end of that Hall whatever that is if it’s on the data bus so it makes it very easy and there’s no math there’s no calculations it’s it’s almost a trial and error thing if he’s gotta noise problems down a wing he might have the Terminator on in the wrong place and it’s very easy to talk them through when they make changes to the address or to the configuration dip switches they have to reset the processor because those functions are only scanned on bootstrap so we gave them a little CPU running indicator here and a power indicator down here so if your technician calls and tells me he’s not getting the results he expects I’m gonna ask him first is the power light on do you have power to the system and then second do you have a CPU running light that’s flashing if not you’ve probably confused it somehow and we’re going to talk about how these are set and then we’re push the reset button when the reset

button is pushed that light goes off then it comes on steady then when it starts blinking it’s monitoring all of its inputs and it’s sending its outputs to zone modules and to the network each one of these control modules I might add comes so that it’s got wall mount tabs so you screw it to a backboard it’s approximately 12 inches long by about 6 inches high and it comes with a cover that goes over all of the components with a wire chase over these screws so it’s a complete unit that you can screw to a back board you don’t need any other mounting hardware or anything like that we also made it so it’s only three inches deep it’ll fit in a NEMA wall enclosure so if in some cases you’ve got a 24 by 36 or you know 18 by 24 wall box this thing will fit inside of that and just screw to a backboard once you’ve got that data coming out you can display it on our standard annunciator panels our 16 has 16 little windows it has a red and a white indicator from each room you can label each one of these windows really easily because that white patch behind there is just a piece of white bond paper so you can take and make a template inside of Excel spreadsheet create whatever labeling you want any colors you want if you want to color one column blue for code blue and label everything in white letters you can create your own display panel and it’s really cheap and easy to change an update if there’s changes to the system there’s three little tabs on this lexan faceplate you simply squeeze this pop it out make your new faceplate cut it to size drop it in there pop your lexan back in if you’ve got a 32-point annunciator the first or left-hand most 16 represent one control module the second four columns represent the second control in a dress sequence so when I address this this is going to be the primary address that corresponds to a control module this will display the next one in a dress sequence automatically let’s say you know like our annunciators let’s say your customer says well geez we’ve got hdmi panels hide these somewhere at the nurse’s station so we meet you all 1069 but then we want this displayed on a text message board or we want pocket pagers all of that is very easy to do and we’ll talk about that a little more but don’t feel restricted to our annunciators and if you have some other great idea for an annunciator let’s smell you know we’re open to building a different style this is just the low-cost way of meeting ul 1069 requirements each one of these also has a tone built-in which we’ll talk more about the tone has a lot of flexibility these days wiring to these annunciators really simple to twisted-pair tip ring or transmit receive and your plus/minus for your power we do recommend an 18-gauge to twisted pair similar to 751 the only reason for that is if you’re going to string a whole bunch of annunciators out there we we got one client that right now is looking to string 42 annunciators on a single system but when you’re going to string that many together you’re going to need enough power so therefore we’re going to recommend 18 gauge if however you’re doing a small nurse call system and you only have one annunciator a cat5 over here and just use to pair out of the four you know is going to work just fine you’re addressing on the annunciator is exactly like the control module you stick your screwdriver in the arrow and you rotate this to match a control module and that annunciator will display that control module really really easy for your installer to set up the annunciator panels do have options currently our NC series has not implemented option one to or three these you are going to come up with something I know you are I know the dealers you guys are going to come up with something we didn’t think of and we’ll implement those later again everything is in the code to be able to do a lot more stuff you just got to tell us how you want it to function now next month you’re going to hear an announcement you’ve already quoted some of our new clinical product you’re gonna hear an announcement about it again like the nurse call we’ve been shipping it for a while to make sure we got the bugs out of it but we’re going to actually do

the product launch in February we use this same annunciator panel in the clinic call and these functions are fully implemented in clinical and we’ll talk more about that next month but just know that there’s a lot of flexibility built into these annunciators on the tone side to meet UL 1069 you have to have this switch on and all of these switches on because to meet ul 1069 the annunciator has to make a tone on every light and every light change and if it’s a steady light it has a single beep and it has to have a reminder tone every 10 seconds now however if you’re in a clinic they might not want all tones at all places they might only want tone on a fast flashing light and they might only want it from a group of stations at a particular location so what you’ve got the ability to do is your installer can turn on and off the tone associated with a row of lights so if they want tone only on the top row of lights they would turn our one on our two is for the second row etc if you turn these on you’re only going to get a tone on a fast flashing light if they want tone on steady light that is a global function with the tone on steady light switch up here so if this switch is on you’re going to get a tone on both a steady and the fast flashing on any that have these switches turned on any row with this that gets really great in clinics because you wind up with a clinic that you know they want this and they don’t want that and we used to have to hard-code all that stuff now your technician you don’t have to worry about it from a sales standpoint you just put the same annunciator on the wall and your technician works with the end user – to make sure they got the tone when and where they want it if you want to go out of our network the first thing is our good old tried-and-true digital interface module that we’ve been building for 20 years you get ASCII text 21 characters of ASCII text rs-232 out of this data port that works great for interfacing to pocket page alphanumeric wall displays even other people’s third party display panels and software like let’s say you had a vs. system and you wanted to display our information on the same PC with the vs. we can port that data to vs. today however let’s say you want to do something more in the future we are currently working on a new box that that RJ connector will be tcp/ip what that means is we’re going to have a box that can talk bi-directionally to our systems turning things on and off remotely we can also have storage in this new box so all of the calls will be recorded and you can use that for display purposes for management reports all that kind of stuff in the future this this little box will get a whole lot more horsepower and a tcp/ip nipple so that you can look at this system like it was a website that’s that you’ll start seeing in about six months now in the meantime we’ve had people come back to us and say geez you know this works great but we need a contact closure from a room okay well one of the things we discovered is our clinical or CC systems modules all talk on that same rs-485 network so you hang one of our control modules on there and this can give you a contact closure associated with a room don’t like for some reason or let’s say you need a common output from any emergency call from the entire system okay hang one of our zone modules on there and you can have a contact closure that’s common to all signals on the system that can hit a dialer or some kind of a remote enunciation system let’s say you just want a light at the end of the corridor that does more than just a single zone output you can take one of our clinical dome lights hanging on that same rs-485 Network and now down a hallway you’ve got four rooms that are represented by four different colors you can take our zone light and you can hang in out there and each light becomes a group of rooms we also have made the integrated messaging and reporting system for over three years the the biggest client ever used this and they love it is Penn State

University’s med Center their Cancer Center they implemented this 3 plus years ago they didn’t use a graphic display like this they used our message board type display where the rooms are listed horizontally and then the colors are out here to the right which is the default we can do a graphic but not everybody wants a graphic the big thing for them is every call in the system is logged in a sequel server database and we provided some activity management reports where they can tell how long a patient waited to see a doctor how long a doctor was with a patient how many patients per shift each doctor saw all that kind of information the other thing that’s powerful about that is because it is a sequel server database they can implement Crystal Reports pull the information from the database and make their own reports they can do whatever they want with that information the IMR also acts as a web server so because it’s sitting there storing and displaying this information in an HTML format remote land devices can monitor this through a web browser so you can have people looking at it on tablets smartphones any other type of information if they made a graphic of like a clinic you can take the hdmi output of this and go through an hdmi distribution network and hang wall displays all over the clinic that show this graphic as their Annunciation system you can also because it is a web server anyone who has gateway access to a network remotely can log in and access this information remotely and run management reports this is really powerful in a managed care network where management is not on site but they want to monitor how people are doing on this property they can log in grab the database information and push it around it there they don’t care about what light is on at the moment typically but they want to know the management statistics they can go in and grab it whenever they want this thing can also output SMS text to smart phones we can output messages to tablets and other wearables and as I said because it is a browser-based system we can integrate with other people’s tablets third-party software whatever level they want to integrate this thing so you might have a third-party vendor that is providing something that they don’t want our IMR but they want our data we can port our data in to their patient management stuff that’s being displayed on doctors tablets and it would oh yeah also tell them what room to go to so we’re doing the room status stuff and integrating the third-party software that’s managing the medical records we could also for instance in an ER where if you’ve ever been in one of those ers where they got the big HDMI wall display that’s showing all the patients vital signs we can port this data into that system so that we become a column so now they’re looking up at this big HDMI display and they see all the vitals they can also see a call from a nurse call in one column of that display so there’s lots of possibilities because we port this so easily we can provide you the full display panel or just the information everything that we’ve shown you runs off of 24 volts DC the 24 volt DC power supply is the same one we use for our audio systems it’s got a barrel connector so it’s real easy for your installer to connect you can power normally by caution but you can power normally to control modules off of a single power supply the reason I caution is because if you’re hanging a whole bunch of secondary dome lights as zone lights you can get up against the limits of the power supply you can actually power three control modules and in the back of the system planning guide we give you your installer or your project manager a table and some calculations we can help them figure it out if you got lots of zone lights you you’re going to be able to power less control modules off of a single power supply all of our documentation is available online all of this information is available at our website I think you’ve been to our website in the last few months damn came onboard about three plus

months ago and he has had a tremendous impact on making our website much much more user-friendly gotten all the information there and updated and improved so it’s really a very powerful tool now we’re happy good good good as you’re very familiar we’re happy to do quotes we’re happy to do custom drawings to help your people understand how to put the product in there’s also a Andy speck on the website in masterformat and it has been published by several agencies already we have suitcase demonstration units available on request you can ask Dan or I will get it out to you this presentation and any other sales presentations that we make available they’re available to you so you can have this slide presentation you can share it with your company you can modify it and share it with customers whatever you see fit we’re also very interested in your showcase installations we want to know what you’re proud of so we can brag about it to the rest of the world so we’re gonna bug you for for that kind of information there’s also a lot of misunderstanding out there about ul 1069 and what’s required wired versus Wireless that type of thing we think that there might be a place for some white papers meaning you may want us to help writes and white papers any topic that you see that you want us to help educate the specifier community help educate the end-user community let us know because we’re always interested in that and we can even provide a third-party evaluation of what the codes and standards really say because there’s a lot of salespeople out there giving people bad information so if you run into that let us know we’d love that as the substance of a white paper last but not least having been a contractor myself I know it’s very frustrating when you put in all the hard work and then somebody comes in and rips off the job in an effort to try and steer business to you when it lets say you write a spec and it hits the street we want to make sure when we get those calls from electricians that we get it back to you so Dan’s made a page on the website but if you go to tech for people comm forward slash project you’ll get a screen that you can fill out and you can tell us all about your project then we’re gonna give that to Kim here in our office who anybody who calls and asks she’s gonna say here’s where you go and in the case of Dan he’s going to keep a copy of that so he’s probably going to come back and ask you for a news story if you want us to contact to let us know if you don’t for some reason want this made public let us know that – I mean yeah that that’s totally at your option but that we’d love to share these success stories past that like I said we got a lot of new stuff coming we got lots of things in the works it’s very exciting and follow us Dan’s got us on LinkedIn and Twitter and Facebook and all that kind of stuff so stay tuned for all the new and upcoming things and past that all I can say is thank you for the time today and tell me how to help