By PSW Staff • August 17, 2012 SynAudCon will be presenting the Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) Speech Intelligibility Workshop this coming January 3-5 (2013) at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Dallas. With the new NFPA-72 and UL2572 codes that are associated with Emergency Communication Systems, speech intelligibility seems to be on everyone’s mind. The ECS Speech Intelligibility Workshop will: —Foster the design of intelligible systems —Bring attendees up to speed on the codes —Teach the measurement process to instill confidence that every system will meet the codes The American Airlines Training and Conference Center, pictured below, is an ideal venue for the workshop. It offers a mock-up of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport terminal, complete with a reverberant field, arch ceilings, large windows—all of the problems that plague large spaces. SynAudCon has assembled an all-star staff with expertise in system design, intelligibility codes, and STI theory and application, to lead the workshop. For more information and to register, go here. Instructors Wayne Moore Principal Hughes Associates, Inc. Fire Alarm Code Expert Sander van Wijngaarden, PhD Managing Director Embedded Acoustics The Netherlands Researcher, Co-Developer Of STI-PA Peter Mapp President – PMA England Acoustical Consultant Standards Committee Member John Murray President Optimum System Solutions Sound Reinforcement Expert Technical Trainer Pat Brown President Synergetic Audio Concepts, Inc Audio Educator Electro-Acoustic Testing These are key players in the design and measurement of speech communication systems — all in one place, all at one time. For more information and to register, go here. Workshop Overview What Types of Systems Will Be Covered? —Emergency Communication Systems – ECS —Mass Notification Systems – MNS —Emergency Voice/Alarm Communication Systems – EVACS Codes How Will the Codes Affect My Business? —NFPA-72 —UL2572 —UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) —EN-54 What Factors Impair Speech Intelligibility? —Noise —Reverberation —Reflections How Do I Measure Speech Intelligibility? —Speech Transmission Index – STI —STI-PA —Common Intelligibility Scale – CIS —Room Impulse Response —Handheld Instruments Can Speech Intelligibility Be Predicted? —Large Room Acoustics —Computer 3D Room Modeling What Loudspeakers Are Used For ECS? —Wall-Mount and Ceiling Loudspeakers —Horn-Loaded Loudspeakers —Beam-Steered Line Arrays —Passive Line Arrays Multiple Demonstrations Special Presentations Panel Discussions ECS Speech Intelligibility Workshop January 3-5, 2012 American Airlines Training/Conference Center Dallas, TX Cost: $1,200 For more information and to register, go here. SynAudCon Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Education Engineer Synaudcon Technician Training · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.