Our Lady of Sorrows Academy is a four-building campus in Phoenix, AZ. Dominic Demark, the school treasurer, stated that they are looking for a PA system for overhead paging, two-way intercom communications with classrooms, schedule-based bell alerts, and a synchronized clock system that can be integrated with the current bell system. It needs to be cost-effective, have no cabling or trenching between buildings, self- installation ability, be modular/expandable to match future campus growth, and have minimal maintenance needed. The ideal system would be one that can integrate all the required tasks of a PA, intercom, bell, and clock system.
Visiplex proposed a wireless system solution tailored to the school’s specific needs. It consisted of a master VS4810 paging base station for the main office, 14 classroom VNS2212 intercom stations, two VNS2214-8 wireless horn speakers for the schoolyard, and 16 TS4142 synchronized clocks. To keep the system within the limited budget, the classrooms’ intercom stations are multi-functional, including two-way communication between the classroom and the main office, PA voice messaging for emergency and daily announcements, and even class bells. The central base station also runs the clocks throughout the school and keeps the bells synchronized to one accurate time.
The proposed system is fully wireless, eliminating the need for costly wiring between the different buildings and needing only an AC outlet for the wireless intercom stations and PA horn speakers to operate. The total cost of the proposed system was less than $12,000.