The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Symposium will be a featured track on May 9, during the PSA-TEC conference in Westminster, CO.
This event will include a keynote address by Michael Mulhare, director of office of emergency management at Virginia Tech.
Recent changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72, along with other various standards, established new requirements for intelligible emergency communications systems.
These changes provide a business opportunity for audio and security integrators to combine their expertise and provide a world-class intelligible emergency communications system. Recent events have renewed public interest in the need to communicate effectively and efficiently in times of emergency.
“NSCA is hosting the MNEC symposium as an industry outreach event to educate integrators on this emerging marketplace and highlight a great business opportunity,” states Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “It’s important for NSCA to be an advocate for the integrators who will lead this opportunity, educating the AHJs and their customers on the products and services available to create a strong MNEC system that ensures public safety.
“There will be a constant need to understand the changing codes, working with public officials to incorporate the codes and standards and utilizing the latest and greatest technology for this critical marketplace.”
Attendees of the MNEC Industry Symposium will take away information on how to:
• Build knowledge of MNEC including terminology, modified codes and regulations, constituent groups impacted, and inherent risks and rewards
• Build strategic partnerships between A/V, fire, life-safety, and security industries
• Communicate with customers/facility managers on the value of emergency systems
• Assist your clients with a risk assessment to determine vulnerabilities to build the right MNEC system
• Provide opportunities to see the technologies and applications through table-top displays and representatives from leading manufacturers and consultants
Mulhare will provide details of the emergency notification systems, special alerts and protocols refined over the last few years at Virginia Tech and discuss ways these may be applied to the corporate, healthcare and education markets.
Registration is $249 to attend the day-long event. You may also choose to attend half of the day for $99 and pay additional registration fees. For more information or to register for the MNEC Symposium, go here.
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit http://www.nsca.org.