3.2.4 Message Buttons
Assignment Message buttons 1-14 can be used to broadcast prerecorded messages over the sys-
tem. They must be designated as Fire Evacuation or Mass Notification in the Assignment field.
For combination fire and MNS applications, messages must be organized per the system priority
setting. For example, if MNS has priority over fire, all MNS messages must be assigned/recorded
to higher priority message buttons than the fire messages. If fire has priority, then all fire messages
must be assigned/recorded to higher priority message buttons than the MNS messages. Message
button 1 has highest priority.
Tone Prior to transmitting a message, the ECC can be programmed to produce a pre-announce
and post-announce tone. In the Tone field, select the desired tone pattern: ANSI, March Code, Cali-
fornia, Steady, Alert Tone, Hi-Lo, ANSI Whoop, Continuous Whoop, or No Tone.
Leading Tone Duration If a pre-announce tone is desired, select the length of time it will play
before a message is broadcasted. Select 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, or 28 seconds. In a pre-announce tone
is not desired, select 0 seconds.
Trailing Tone Duration Select the length of time for the post-message announcement tone.
Select 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, or 32 seconds from the drop-down menu.
Repeat Cycle Select the number of times the message will be repeated during an alarm. A mes-
sage can be repeated 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, or an Infinite amount of times.
Figure 3.8 Message Buttons
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