GSA Schedule & Compliance Information Sam
GSA Schedule & Compliance Information
All Visiplex products components use UL approved parts and are compliant with Department of Defense United Facilities Criteria (UFC), speech intelligibility (STI-PA) standard 2003 IEC 60268-16, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), OSHA, ADA, and NFPA standards and codes. Visiplex is listed as an authorized government supplier (GSA listed). Visiplex wireless products and solutions are fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards by synchronizing both audio and visual message transmissions.
GSA Federal Supply Schedule
Visiplex is an authorized manufacturer for the Federal Government and Military and is listed on GSA Contract GS-35F-0503T. You can find the Visiplex GSA catalog by clicking here, type Visiplex in the search field in order to view all our products. All Visiplex wireless systems can use federal dedicated frequency bands (such as 400-420MHz UHF band), to minimize interference, better security and in compliance with the federal wireless regulations.
United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
The Department of Defense (DoD) created the UFC 4-021-01, which states that mass notification is the capability to provide real-time information to all building occupants or personnel in the immediate vicinity of a building during emergency situations. The purpose of UFC 4-021-01 is to provide mass notification in compliance with the requirements of UFC 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings. The Visiplex AlertWave system is fully compliant with UFC 4-021-01
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) 1910.165 requires employers that use an alarm system to provide warning for necessary emergency action as called in the emergency action plan or reaction time for safe escape of employees from the work place, the immediate work area, or both. The Visiplex AlertWave system is compliant with OSHA 1910.165.
NFPA – 72, Annex E Mass Notification Systems
A Mass Notification System, according to Annex E of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72, provides information and instructions to people, in a building, area, site or other space using intelligible voice communications methods and possibly including visible signals, text, graphics, tactile or other communication methods. The Visiplex AlertWave system complies with the requirements listed in Annex E, which covers the application, installation, location, performance and maintenance of a Mass Notification System.
Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Outdoor Public Alerting System Guide (December 2004) updates and reflects technological advances, describes “the benefits of using voice technology to address all natural and man-made hazards, including acts of terrorism and requires that all warning systems be operable in the absence of AC supply power.” The Visiplex AlertWave system complies with all these requirements of a Mass Notification System.