• Explosion Proof Bells and Horns for Notification and Alerting

    Stay Safe with Emergency Notification Systems 

    Explosion proof bells and horns are specialized audible signaling devices designed for use in potentially hazardous environments where there is a risk of explosion. These devices are built to withstand and contain any sparks or arcs that could ignite flammable substances or gases present in the surrounding atmosphere. If you are looking for Explosion Proof  devices for use in potentially explosive environments and suitable for use around all gas groups this article can help you.

    Here are some key features and considerations regarding explosion-proof bells and horns:

    1. Construction: Explosion Proof Bells and Horns are typically constructed with robust materials such as cast aluminum or stainless steel to ensure durability and resistance to corrosion. They are engineered to prevent the release of electrical energy that could trigger an explosion.
    2. Certification: These devices undergo rigorous testing and certification processes to meet industry standards and safety regulations. In the United States, the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification, particularly the UL 1203 standard, is commonly used to assess explosion-proof equipment.
    3. Sealing: Explosion-proof bells and horns employ sealing techniques, such as o-rings or gaskets, to prevent the entry of flammable substances into the device. This helps to minimize the risk of an explosion by containing any potential ignition sources.
    4. Spark-free operation: Special measures are taken to ensure that these devices do not generate sparks or arcs during operation. They may incorporate intrinsically safe circuitry or use sealed contacts to eliminate any potential sources of ignition.
    5. Audibility: Explosion-proof bells and horns are designed to produce loud and distinct sounds to alert individuals in hazardous areas. They are available in various sound output levels and tones to suit different environments and applications.
    6. Environmental ratings: These devices often carry specific environmental ratings to indicate their suitability for different hazardous locations. Common ratings include Class I, Division 1 or 2 (for flammable gases and vapors) and Class II, Division 1 or 2 (for combustible dust).
    7. Integration with control systems: Explosion-proof bells and horns can be integrated into safety control systems, enabling them to be activated in response to specific events or as part of an overall emergency warning system.

    When considering the use of explosion-proof bells and horns, it is crucial to consult relevant safety standards and regulations in your jurisdiction and involve experts familiar with hazardous area classification and electrical systems to ensure proper installation and compliance with safety requirements.

    To learn more and shop for Explosion Proof Horns, Speakers and Bells check out https://www.wheelock-products.com/medc-explosion-proof-signaling.aspx

    or Call Wheelock-Products at 888-565-6999.


  • Horn Strobes for Fire Alarms and Emergency Notification


    For Audio and Visual Fire Alarm and Notification

    Horn Strobes are a type of audible and visual signaling device commonly used in fire alarm systems and emergency notification systems. They combine both a loud audible sound (generated by a horn or speaker) and a bright visual strobe light to effectively alert people in a building or area of an emergency situation.

    Here are some key features and characteristics of horn strobes:

    1. Audible Alarm: The horn strobe produces a loud sound, typically in the range of 85 to 120 decibels, to ensure that the alarm can be heard over ambient noise levels. The sound is often a Continuous Horn or Temporal sound designed to grab attention and indicate the need for evacuation or response.
    2. Visual Alert: In addition to the audible alarm, horn strobes incorporate a high-intensity strobe light. The strobe light emits bright flashes of light or candela setting, usually in a synchronized pattern, to provide a visual alert. Field Selectable Candela settings include15/30/75/110cd or 135/185cd (Multi-Candela models) or 1575cd (single candela model) and Ceiling Mount 15/30/75/95cd or 115/177cd The combination of sound and visual signals helps ensure that individuals with hearing impairments or those in noisy environments can be alerted.
    3. Integration with Fire Alarm Systems: Horn strobes are typically integrated into fire alarm systems and are activated when a fire alarm is triggered. Usually 24V or less common are 12V devices. They are often installed on walls or ceilings in strategic locations throughout a building to provide comprehensive coverage.
    4. Different Output Settings: Horn strobes can often be configured with different output settings to accommodate various environments. This includes adjustable volume control for the audible alarm and adjustable intensity for the strobe light.
    5. Code Compliance: Horn strobes must comply with local fire codes and regulations, which often specify requirements such as sound output, strobe intensity, placement, and visual signaling standards.
    6. Variations: There are different types of horn strobes available to suit different applications. Some models are weatherproof and suitable for outdoor use, while others are designed for indoor environments. Variations also exist in terms of the design, color, and size of the strobe housing.

    Horn strobes play a crucial role in alerting and warning individuals during emergencies, allowing for timely and orderly evacuation or response. They are commonly found in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and other public spaces where fire alarm systems are required. We carry major brands Including Wheelock, System Sensor and Federal Signal.

    For more information or to shop for Horn Strobes check out www.wheelock-products.com/horn-strobes.aspx or call 888-565-6999.



  • School Safety Week: Protect Your School with Telcom & Data’s Safety Solutions

    As school safety week is recognized across the nation, Telcom & Data would like to participate by offering schools practical safety solutions. The company, through their e-commerce websites, offers a number of emergency notification products. Bogen’s S135A intercom paging system and Wheelock’s SafePath SP40S evacuation system are especially valuable in educational environments.

    School emergencies such as severe weather, fires, intruders, or injuries require an immediate response. Bogen’s intercom systems deliver by featuring an emergency page capability for simultaneous announcements to all stations. Emergency paging can be made from a remote telephone or microphone. Users can select program material, as well as its distribution to selected rooms with the simple push of a button and by following color-coded guidelines. Teachers are able to converse hands-free with the control center operator over their individual classroom speaker. The unit supports up to 75 school classrooms.

    The SafePath SP40S is a multi-function emergency voice evacuation system that can integrate with an existing fire alarm or act as a standalone evacuation system. The unit uses audio and visual alerts to provide students and staff with evacuation information for different types of emergencies. Eight pre-recorded messages are included with the system and allow for custom messages to be recorded. A built in microphone gives the user the ability to broadcast instant messages throughout the building.

    When Ricardo Trinidad, president of Telcom & Data, was asked how these products contribute to school safety, he said, “In the event of a school emergency, delivering fast alerts and communicating the right safety messages to both staff and students is extremely important. Both Wheelock’s SafePath system and Bogen’s intercom paging system effectively communicate to school staff of the emergency and what to do next.”

    For more information about the Wheelock’s SafePath SP40S evacuation system and Bogen’s S135A intercom paging system, visit Telcom & Data’s website or call 1-800-335-0229.

    About Telcom & Data:
    Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been providing thousands of telecommunications solutions to organizations around the world to measurably improve communications. The company is a leader in business phone systems, intercom systems, and mass notification products. Telcom & Data maintains a network of over 1600 technicians with locations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Miami.

    About Bogen:
    Bogen Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Bogen Corporation, is a leading provider of sound systems and telephone peripherals for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications.

    About Cooper / Wheelock:
    Cooper Notification, a solution platform of Cooper Industries, is comprised of several businesses with decades of experience and innovation in the development of high quality products and solutions. With the ever present need to protect, alert and inform, Cooper Notification is focused on meeting the growing demand for personnel and property safety. We are the source for notification solutions supporting Fire, Security, Hazardous area, Mass Notification, Voice evacuation and Industrial Signaling applications and operating under the powerful global brands of Fulleon, MEDC, Roam Secure, SafePath, Waves and Wheelock.

  • Telcom & Data Signs Deal to Distribute Cooper MEDC Explosion Proof Horns, Strobes, Alarms, and Speakers for Industrial Environments Both Onshore and Offshore

    Explosion_CollageTelcom & Data, a leader in emergency notification, has signed with Cooper Industries to continue distributing MEDC horns, strobes, alarms, and speakers. The company is pleased to continue serving its customers with Cooper MEDC’s industry leading products. The products meet rigorous standards for harsh industrial settings, especially environments where there are potentially explosive atmospheres due to flammable gasses, vapors, dust or fibers.

    The MEDC product line has broadened Telcom & Data’s service capabilities. Cooper MEDC products are suitable for a wide range of industries. The main applications are for fire & gas and for communication and control systems for the oil, gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

    When Ricardo Trinidad, President of Telcom & Data, was asked about the Cooper MEDC partnership, he said, “We are thrilled to continue offering Cooper MEDC products. The product line allows us to meet the very specific needs of the oil and petrochemical industries. By serving these industries, we have positioned ourselves as a truly comprehensive provider of emergency and mass notification equipment.”

    For more information about Telcom & Data’s MEDC product offerings, visit Telcom & Data’s website or call 1-800-335-0229.

  • 3 Ways to Enhance School Safety

    With many recent tragedies at America’s schools, every school in the nation is looking for better safety measures and procedures. At Telcom & Data, we offer many products to help schools stay safe. Listed below are three practical and affordable products to keep your school safe.

    1. Viking E-50 Series Door Entry Phones

    208437234By installing the Viking Video Intercom phone outside the entrance of a school, the doors can remain locked and every person entering can be screened. When a school visitor pushes the call button, they will immediately be connected to a call screener. The call screener can then answer the call and ensure the visitor has a valid reason for entering the building. Even more, the call screener will be able to see the visitor with the buit-in camera.

    2. Bogen’s SI35A School Intercom System

    s135ASchool emergencies such as severe weather, fires, intruders, or injuries require immediate attention. The S135A features an emergency page capability for simultaneous announcements to all stations. Emergency paging can be made from a remote telephone or microphone.

    3. Wheelock Series EH Speakers and Speaker Strobes

    wheelockClear and understandable communication is vital in an emergency or life safety situation. The new Wheelock devices feature the broadest frequency response range in the industry, 300 to 8000 Hz. The wide frequency response range allows the speaker to reproduce frequencies closer to the original sound, improving message clarity. These speakers will keep your school safe in the event of a fire or other emergencies.

    For more information about these products, please call 1-800-335-0229. We will be more than happy to help you find the right safety products for your school.

  • Improve Customer Service at Your Auto Repair Shop with a Wheelock Loud Phone Ringer

    If you work at an auto repair shop, you know how noisy the garage can be.  I’m sure you have experienced missing a customer call because you were working on a car.  The customer may leave a message but by the time you call back, the customer has already made an appointment with your competitor.  It doesn’t have to be this way!

    At Telcom & Data, we recommend Wheelock’s UTA-1 phone loud ringer to make sure you never miss another customer call.  In an auto repair shop environment, the ringer ensures customer calls are heard over the noise of the cars, machinery, and tools. The unit rings at a 109 db and users can choose from 4 ring tones: horn, bell, single chime or vibrating chime.

    The UTA-1 operates off of standard telephone ringing voltage. The unit is FCC and DOC registered for the public telephone network and can be used behind PBX and key systems. The UTA-1 is ruggedly constructed with a weather resistant backbox and conduit enclosed wiring for optional outdoor use.

    There is nothing worse than losing money just because you missed a customer call.  Make sure this never happens again!  Learn more about the Wheelock’s UTA-1 phone loud ringer at Telcom & Data’s website.

  • Telcom & Data Introduces Cyberdata IP Phone Paging. Intercoms, Loud Ringers and IP Phone Strobes

    Businesses installing VoIP Phone systems frequently run into integration issues with peripheral devices such as phone paging, intercoms, loud phone ringers and analog TDM connections.  Telcom & Data has announced it has signed an agreement to distribute CyberData’s new innovative SIP-enabled IP Paging and Two-way Communication/Access Control devices that are PoE.

    CyberData's new VoIP Phone Paging, intercom, loud phone ringer and IP phone strobes are designed to enhance SMB through Enterprise level VoIP phone system installations. When migrating to VoIP phone systems many analog TDM devices such as phone paging systems, door intercoms, loud phone ringers, phone strobes and other analog devices no longer operate as part of the change over from TDM based phone systems to VoIP. Utilizing Cyberdata's IP  technology as part of an overall VoIP phone system solution delivers cutting edge and cost-effective results, and is an essential element of any VoIP phone system installation. CyberData's SIP-enabled IP Paging Endpoints utilize digital communication technology in place of outdated analog technology. This increases reliability and allows a broader range of useful information to be transferred between devices.

    Ricardo Trinidad President of Telcom & Data was quoted as saying that “ there is a real need for these types of two way IP communication devices and Cyberdata’s product offerings certainly meet these needs.” Mr. Trinidad went on to say that “there are several areas to the Cyberdata product line including, VoIP Paging Amplifiers, Zone Paging, IP connectivity to analog paging systems, IP addressable ceiling speakers, Loud IP Phone Ringers, Door Intercoms and IP Phone Strobes. Cyberdata solutions can be used for a number of verticals including healthcare, education, industrial and hospitality industries. “  According to Bill Majerczak, sales manager for Cyberdata, Cyberdata’s success with their product lines lies in it’s ease of set up and use. Every device can be plugged into a POE (power over Ethernet switch) for power and is easily programmed.  Devices work with any premised base or hosted IP phone system

    About Telcom & Data.

    Telcom & Data  is based in Milwaukee WI with offices in Chicago and Miami FL.  Founded by Ricardo Trinidad in 1996, Telcom & Data now provides communication solutions to over 13,000 business customers around the world. For more information about VoIP communications visit www.telcom-data.com


  • Wheelock Telephone Relay

    The Wheelock CRT-T-40 weatherproof AC/DC telephone relay will activate various appliances when a telephone ring voltage is detected. Remote control your thermostat, appliances and other electric or electronic devices using a touch tone telephone. Touch tone signals are received and activate the relay used to turn appliance power on or off. Other uses are; change temperature settings, control lighting, gate operation, etc.

    Two models are available to accommodate different voltage requirements, environments and applications; the CRT-T-40 (non-explosion proof) or XRT-T-40 (explosion proof)

    Features and Options:

    AC/DC Relay

    Indoor, Outdoor

    Explosion proof

    UL Listed

    FCC registered

    Accepts RJ-11 phone plug

    Remote control by touch tone phones can be used to control almost anything!

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