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Gamewell-FCI - Northford, CT

Original Press Release

Gamewell-FCI Adds Outdoor, Wide Area Mass Notification Solutions

Press release date: Jun 11, 2010

Wireless Audible Notification Expands Gamewell-FCI Emergency Communications Offerings

NORTHFORD, Conn. - Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has expanded its portfolio of emergency communications (a.k.a. mass notification) systems to include a comprehensive line of wireless and hardwired audible notification solutions for wide area (outdoor) applications. High-powered speaker and siren systems, developed by Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), deliver continuous tone alerts and intelligible voice announcements. Integration of ATI wide area systems with Gamewell-FCI's portfolio of in-building fire alarm and emergency communications systems creates a comprehensive, cost-effective MNS (mass notification systems) solution for virtually any facility or property.

Designed to site-specific requirements, Gamewell-FCI's new wide area systems can provide fast, supervised communications over a choice of hardwired media or wireless technologies, including radio frequency, IP-Ethernet, mesh radio and satellite. Whether expansive, open areas or crowded campuses, the amplification power and affordability of this wireless technology make it ideal for military, university, industrial, commercial and community properties. The use of compact, Class-D amplifiers also saves significant space and expense by producing higher sound outputs utilizing less power.

An intuitive software interface allows authorized users to direct pre-recorded or live voice notifications to zoned outdoor areas through the wide area system with the touch of a button. Together with its in-building emergency communications systems, Gamewell-FCI can provide complete zoned paging capabilities for alerting all or specific areas of a complex. The scalability of these in-building and wide area systems also allows for easy expansion or reconfiguration as property spaces change in the future.

An ATI proprietary acoustic design enables Gamewell-FCI's wide area systems to produce code-compliant audible sound and intelligible voice communications within all areas of a site with minimal echo and reflection. Unlike typical public address systems, every component is supervised, all communications are time stamped and FSK (frequency-shift keying) modulation is applied to all transmissions to prevent unauthorized use.

For more information on Gamewell-FCI's fire protection systems or emergency communications solutions for in-building or outdoor applications, visit www.gamewell-fci.com.

Gamewell-FCI, part of the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Life Safety Group, is a manufacturer and complete single-source provider of fire alarm and emergency communication systems. In cooperation with a global network of Engineered Systems Distributors, Gamewell-FCI delivers cutting-edge technology designed for a broad scope of commercial applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.gamewell-fci.com.

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

Acoustic Technology, Inc (ATI Systems) designs, manufactures and installs reliable emergency warning and notification systems for the College, Community, Industrial and Military markets. Incorporated in Massachusetts in 1981, ATI Systems developed an innovative wireless system that provides audible and visual warnings via a simple and compact hardware design, user-friendly software and the latest advances in communication methods, including radio frequency, IP Ethernet and satellite technology. Through acoustic design and modeling, ATI Systems provides proper sound coverage and superior voice intelligibility in both outdoor and indoor areas to ensure the safety of communities worldwide. To learn more about ATI Systems, visit www.atisystem.com.

Media Contact: Beth Welch, 203-484-6202 Or beth.welch@honeywell.com