All SoundCommander speakers come standard with battery backup, so it is just a matter of using the solar panels to charge the batteries in the HPSAs (High-Power Speaker Arrays). The solar panels are easily attached to the speaker, and they can be sized to match sunlight conditions to provide the power to keep a battery charged overnight.
The speaker system can remain completely untethered by using wireless IP (internet protocol) to set up the communication system. This enables operators to activate any array on the network at any time and receive full parametric status monitoring at the control center – 100 percent of the time, 24/7. They know the status of each array at any time, including battery level, amplifier status, system temperature and whether the system amplifier’s cabinet door is open or closed. This ensures real-time awareness of the system’s readiness and saves maintenance and repair costs by allowing system techs to take remote preventative measures and go on-site only when needed to ensure the system is ready at all times.
Using solar power and IP communications enhances the deployment capabilities of the SoundCommander SC3500 system, designed for use in temporary locations. Two people can set up the entire system in less than 15 minutes, and the speaker can provide clearly understood voice message for up to 5200 feet (1600 meters) for mass notification operations.
For fixed locations, the SoundCommander SC360 can be permanently installed on buildings or utility poles to provide similar emergency mass notification capabilities while withstanding extreme weather capabilities.
We can design and install (for fixed locations) a mass notification system with solar-powered battery charging and IP communications for use anywhere in the world. Visit our website pages for the SC3500 and SC360 to learn more about each system and download specification sheets – and contact us to get answers to your questions or arrange a demonstration.