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NEMA Standard tests emergency call system audio quality.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 27, 2016 - Available in hard copy or for download, NEMA SB 10-2016, Audio Standard for Nurse Call Systems, contains requirements and test procedures that evaluate audio quality of loud speakers and microphones for such emergency call systems as nurse control stations, patient stations, and pillow speakers. This standard, intended for use in hospitals, nursing homes, and acute care facilities, specifically evaluates audio quality of UL-listed nurse-call system in open-air installed system environment.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Releases Standard that Tests Audio Quality in Emergency Call Systems

Press release date: Oct 25, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va.—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA SB 10-2016 Audio Standard for Nurse Call Systems. This standard contains the necessary requirements and test procedures that evaluate audio quality of loud speakers and microphones for emergency call systems such as nurse control stations, patient stations, and pillow speakers.

NEMA SB 10 evaluates the audio quality of a UL-listed nurse-call system in an open-air installed system environment and is meant for use in hospitals, nursing homes, and acute care facilities.

NEMA SB 10-2016 is available in hard copy or as an electronic download for $45 on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

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